Centurion Bridgelayer

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:18 pm

It's sooo big! I love it, keep the pics coming David. If you briefly edit the photos they should end up the right way up! :)
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Dang that is huge! Love the picture - really puts it into perspective how tall that is! Fantastic work!
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 am

Hi.
Testing bridge and recovery.
https://youtu.be/tUAFT6fasMU

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Stephen White » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:04 pm

David, always impresses every time I see it. Great video too. Awesome skills.

It always seemed to take an age to launch a bridge and then the Sappers faffed around proving the route it and marking the entry and exit lanes., If you were first across, you knew you were in for a long, cold wait but you were also in for a kicking if, when they declared it open, you were kipping. The joys of assault river crossing. There was always a need to remind your driver not to be too enthusiastic with the throttle as you came off the bridge. On the one occasion I saw that happen, the quick burst of acceleration revved up the tracks and smartly kicked the bridge back into the river. Feel silly? On another occasion, they'd laid it in a hurry and failed to level the exit bank, which was a breach in a bund. We went over and at the point we should have been leaving the bridge, I got a falling sensation. About six feet. Bang. Remarkable how robust the Chieftain suspension was. Not so for the crew however.

Thanks for reminding me.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:24 pm

Looks super smooth.

More lead acid batteries needed in the hull at 3:30 though !!

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:32 pm

Hi.
Yes i need to stop the back end lifting so much. I am using smaller batterys this time so not so much internal weight. When i do the external fuel tank i will probably put some weights in it.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:20 pm

Just seen the video David and it looks great,your patience is exceptional and it really shows! Regards Phil.
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