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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Brian Ostlind » Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 pm

So close! I was test fitting my recoil servo and ripped the rc lead connection right off. Had to open it up and re solder the wires. All in a days work I suppose. :P

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Post by Brian Ostlind » Sun May 03, 2020 4:59 pm

All right so I am stumped. I have the recoil mechanism in place and the barrel is sliding freely. BUT...I cannot get the switch to close and stop the plate at exactly the right spot. I have spent one evening and one morning working on it and it is tough to see how it could ever work. Here is the video. Unfortunately the motor is starting to act funny like making high pitches squealing sounds and locking up too. I am afraid I might have burned out the motor too.

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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 03, 2020 5:24 pm

Brian, let me see if I remember correctly.
There are two microswitches. One is activated by the servo and the other by the cam.
The servo microswitch is used to start the sequence and the cam microswitch is used to stop the sequence.
When the gun fires, the servo microswitch activates.
This starts the motor to turn the cam.
The servo will return to the original position deactivating the servo microswitch.
The cam operates the other microswitch to stop the motor at the top of the cam (fiddly to set up).
If the servo microswitch is not deactivated then the motor never stops.
Make sure that as soon as the cam starts turning the servo microswitch deactivates.

Hope it makes sense.

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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Brian Ostlind » Sun May 03, 2020 5:29 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Brian, let me see if I remember correctly.
There are two microswitches. One is activated by the servo and the other by the cam.
The servo microswitch is used to start the sequence and the cam microswitch is used to stop the sequence.
When the gun fires, the servo microswitch activates.
This starts the motor to turn the cam.
The servo will return to the original position deactivating the servo microswitch.
The cam operates the other microswitch to stop the motor at the top of the cam (fiddly to set up).
If the servo microswitch is not deactivated then the motor never stops.
Make sure that as soon as the cam starts turning the servo microswitch deactivates.

Hope it makes sense.

Vince
That helps. I need to work in the servo switch now.
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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun May 03, 2020 5:39 pm

Make sure that the servo microswitch deactivates before the cam microswitch activates.

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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Brian Ostlind » Sun May 17, 2020 5:08 pm

Do you ever drop parts into the hull of your tiger and then have difficulty retrieving them? Today I am taking apart my recoil assembly because the motor is acting up. I was told there may be a loose drive gear. So I am looking at that. Recoil is looking pretty difficult to line up. Might be a setback if I have to replace the motor but I am determined to get it working. Overall this project has taught me a lot and I would do it all over again. Fingers crossed I can get recoil working!


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Post by Brian Ostlind » Sun May 17, 2020 5:16 pm

Only took a few seconds to find my problem.

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Will consult with AT for a solution.
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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Brian Ostlind » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:10 pm

Spare tracks were bouncing around loose so I put a dab of glue under the top clamp to keep them from popping out. Final details getting painted.

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Post by Brian Ostlind » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 pm

I finally finally got my rear end completed. Only thing is I painted the accessories with a different brand of dunklegelb.

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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:19 am

Looks great ! well done !

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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by Glen Clark » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am

That looks really good Brian.


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Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Post by David Brady » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:54 pm

Looks realistic - nice job Brian

Must be about time for another run of tigers!

Cheers
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