Bergepanther "A" build log.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:58 pm

I have now installed the esc's, basic motor wiring and the radio, all is working great so now to the winch control, the led lights system which is a new rc unit for me dedicated to the vehicles lights and lamps controlled using 2 rc channels. Then on to the high pressure smoker.
I won't bother to tidy the wiring just get as some units may need to repositioned.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:11 pm

I've added the sound and the high pressure smoker, video to follow of the smoker in sync with the engine rpms and gear changes. The engine bay will be fairly full but I want everything in there and accessible
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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Very interesting concept! Anxiously looking forward to the video! :D
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Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Interesting to see how the smoker turns out, as I've tried high power fans and they tend to blow the oil out as well !!

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:07 am

The new high pressure smoker, your absolutely right Adrian it can blow the smoke oil straight out the exhaust pipes, so you need to add baffles to the smoke box and keep the oil level to a minimum, plus a few other tweaks that for now I shall keep to my self :wink: https://youtu.be/Ig6HS_zw-hU
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:51 am

If I can get it somewhere near this excellent Panther example then I'm happy.
It's obviously a worn engine but just pure theater all the same.
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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Agree - a little too much smoke is just right! :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:44 am

Short but sweet video, the sound of the running gear is my next mission, watch the arse dip as the driver pulls away. Note the arse of the JP dip as the driver guns it and changes the gears...remind you of anything?


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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:27 am

Well all control systems and the wiring is in there, the winch is nearly ready for the wire rope and I will soon have to start thinking about making the crew compartment.
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Maybe a little more detail for the winch but it's just about there now.
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I am ordering some batteries for the winch house from Dave at Armorpax.
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The scale batteries will sit on the pannier along side the winch just under the kit/tool boxes (which I haven't built yet)
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Im in the process of putting together the spring loaded oak lined blocks that keep the winch cable tight to the pulley
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That's the new led switcher, seems to be ok, the red leds are for the radio sets in the crew compartment.
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Its a tight squeeze but its all in there
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Post by Michael Röder » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:44 am

Hello Phil!

First-class work. I admire your Bergepanther.
I would like to have a Bergepanther, too.

Iunfortunately I only have a static Panther FOA kit available.

Greetings from Germany

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 am

Hi Michael, well if you would like this Bergepanther "A" you can use your static Panther as part exchange? PM me to discus it if you like. Regards Phil.
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Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Phil,
I too am glad to see you back on the Berg. The grey color really sets off the detail. Super impressive model, esp with all the mods you've done. Great work!
Bob

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Thankyou Bob and everyone else that has commented and liked these posts.
More progress, lots more in fact. I have now finished the winch and the rear plate fittings The Bergepanther sure is a lot of work, and there is still a long way to go! The convoy light has two settings, bright for dusk and a dimmer setting for the dark. I could really do with a bag of the winch access plate hand screws if anyone has any ideas please?
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No deck welds just yet, I have turned the rope rollers from ali.
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About 80% of the welds completed on the spade.
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That's my wire rope capstan tension blocks, fully functional to.
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There's 20 meters of rope and still room for more
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I have gone for a slightly smaller diameter rope which works well around the capstans with no slippage with a lot less binding.
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As I have not fitted Marks bearing clusters to hold the rope tight, I have made my own single tensioner...……..
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The tensioner is hidden under the winch house I beam
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:32 pm

fabulous work Phil, I love your attention to detail not only looks good but works as well
regards Jeff

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Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 am

That smoker is great. When you say "our new smoker" is this something you will be offering for sale? Very cool. They were running that Munster Panther G rather hard for its age. Hope they have spare drivetrain parts!
Best regards,
Bob

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