Centurion Bridgelayer

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Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi,
While waiting for my Cent i have started the bridge.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Lionel Champ » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi David,
I used to be in 23 Armoured Engineers back in the early 90's so will be watching your post carefully with great interest. We used to have two Cents in the regiment borrowed from 32 Arm Eng that we took to the Gulf War in 91.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi,
Don't suspose you have any photos?

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Stephen White » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:56 pm

David

Not what you're after but couldn't resist uploading these Aussie photos again:

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Lionel Champ » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:39 pm

Sorry David, our Cents were AVRE's not bridgelayers. All our bridgelayers were on the Chieftain chassis. I don't have any photos of the Cents but do have these poor one's of the Chieftains. The dark sky is due to the burning oil fields that we were passing through. The photo with me in it, is a Royal Scots Dragoons (i think?)Challenger Mk1.
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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:53 pm

Hi David,
Uber Project!
Do you envisage your model being able to "lay" the bridge by RC? If so, do you have view yet on what actuation mechanism you will use eg servo/pneumatic/hydraulic?
I have seen vids of working bridgelayer models over in Germany, but they were to a smaller scale (1/16th or 1/10th).
Do you have a feel for how much the finished bridge will weigh? Is it designed to take the launch vehicle?
Inspiring stuff!
cheers, Fabrice

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi,
The plan is for it all to be done from the transmitter. Going by the weight of all the alloy i have brought to build the bridge it will have to be done by hydraulics.There would be no point do it if it was not useable.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Lionel Champ » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:38 am

If I remember correctly, the scissor bridges we used weighed approx 8 tons.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:42 pm

Hi.
Half a bridge.


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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Robin Hinson » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Hi David,

Excellent work, well done

Rob

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Bridge slowly taking shape.



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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by David Skeldon » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:19 pm

Latest progress.Now i can work out the launching frame.




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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:06 pm

Hello David,

a really "great" project.
Have fun building, Kind regards
Christian

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:57 pm

seasons greetings david, this is an adventure in metal, and it is BIG! the model will be something else when finished, regards simon manning.

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Re: Centurion Bridgelayer

Post by Paul Morris » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Hello David.

Now this really is good! come on mate keep going can't wait to see the rest.
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