Tiger build

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:03 pm

simon_manning wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Great looking Tank, excellent finish so far, regards simon manning.
Thanks Simon !

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:27 am

Set up MG linkage..just need to hook up once control panel is complete
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:33 am

I'm using this linear servo for barrel elevation... it is very strong...I just don't want to mess around with limiting switches..these are great and plug into the receiver like a typical servo...........
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Peak power point: 75N @10mm/s
Peak efficiency point: 38N @15mm/s
Max force (lifted): 100N
Back drive force: 46N
Mass: 56g
Positional accuracy: 0.3mm
Max side load (extended): 40N
Feedback potentiometer: 9kΩ±30%
Input voltage: 5-7.4V
Stall current: 650mA
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:14 am

Now you see it........
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:19 am

Now you don't.....
i would have liked to place the switch panel under one of the rear hinged grates but removing the Feifel filter ducting would of been a hassle...so I mounted the switch panel under the machine gunners hatch but I made it so it could swivel out of the way, this way I could place a figure there if I desired and no interference with periscope..
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Peter Silcock » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:17 pm

Fantastic build there Mark - beautiful bit of engineering. One question - is there any particular reason you are using a separate battery for the radio equipment, rather than a simple battery elimination device?

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:45 pm

Peter Silcock wrote:
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Fantastic build there Mark - beautiful bit of engineering. One question - is there any particular reason you are using a separate battery for the radio equipment, rather than a simple battery elimination device?
Thanks Peter !..the reason is I have many RC components left from my RC flying days including a box full of batteries

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:00 pm

What happens if you switch the power to the radio off (everything else on)? I have set my failsafes, but if the radio fuse goes, that's a scenario I haven't tested...
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:34 am

Christoffer Ahlfors wrote:
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What happens if you switch the power to the radio off (everything else on)? I have set my failsafes, but if the radio fuse goes, that's a scenario I haven't tested...
Always set the failsafes ! a blown fuse ..bad switch ...you can pull your battery out and it should go into failsafe...when the signal is lost no matter the cause

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Steve Norris » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:52 am

Hi Mark
I like you idea having the control panel swing out of sight. If you don’t mind I may try a similar set up when I get round to my Tiger.
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Steve

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Steve Norris wrote:
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Hi Mark
I like you idea having the control panel swing out of sight. If you don’t mind I may try a similar set up when I get round to my Tiger.
Regards
Steve
Go for it Steve ! and post plenty of pics ! :D

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:24 am

Installed linear servos and linear bearing. I doubled up on the servos for extra strength and holding ability...worked great even with a 5 pound weight hung just behind the muzzle break and no counter weight needed...plus having the same control as a standard servo like servo travel and speed...also working on a blank firing system
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 pm

Really cool additions Mark, following with interest. Those actuators make for simplified mechanism for sure. Will be interested to see your blank fire, recoil ideas.
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Bob

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 pm

That looks like a very robust and yet simple system :D

I would caution against having anything which sits down below the level of the turret, as it makes it a pain if you have to take the turret off "in the field", unless you have some form of frame on which to sit it.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 pm

Ah, beautiful simplicity! :D
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