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Re: Tiger build

Post by Peter Silcock » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:07 pm

Fantastic bit of problem solving there, beautifully thought out and executed. :D

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Re: Tiger build

Post by AlastairCooke » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:35 am

Mark,
Really like your build: both the engineering and your painting skills. I hope to do something similar with my gun.. as and when. So I am following your ideas for elevation and recoil with interest.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Armortek » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:34 pm

Robert E Morey wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 pm
......... Will be interested to see your blank fire, recoil ideas.
Best regards,
Bob
Hi Mark, apart from potential safety issues, it is illegal in many countries to have a blank firing system that can recoil. For that reason, we kindly request that if you do develop a blank firer with recoil, you do not post the details here.
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:15 pm

Armortek wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Robert E Morey wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:07 pm
......... Will be interested to see your blank fire, recoil ideas.
Best regards,
Bob
Hi Mark, apart from potential safety issues, it is illegal in many countries to have a blank firing system that can recoil. For that reason, we kindly request that if you do develop a blank firer with recoil, you do not post the details here.
Kian
I understand :)

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:19 pm

Cut concave channel around turret to receive simulated weld...added 1/4" by 1" neodymium magnets to secure turret lid
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:42 pm

Preliminary test are done...this is the system I'm using for barrel recoil...all worked very well ! I'm using a 90 gram high pressure CO2 cylinder to provide pressure to operate a single pneumatic cylinder with 3 inches of travel controlled by a 5 port solenoid valve ..I installed an adjustable exhaust port muffler or silencer to control and slow the speed of the barrel going back into battery which does so realistically ! I will post a video of the action once reinstalled not showing any details as per Armoteks request...the 90 gram disposable co2 cylinder gives approx. 75 to 100 recoil cycles..the solenoid is controlled with the radio using a spare channel with an electronically controlled switch..I coupled a low pressure regulator to the high pressure regulator that attaches to the co2 cylinder...40 psi seems best ..the components are small enough to mount in turret the electrical wiring will be the only concern with turret rotation.. pen for size reference
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:09 pm

A short video showing elevation, recoil and blank firer ...I'm not showing any of the build details or installation at the request of Armortek...I can fire off up to 10 blanks..all worked very well !
https://youtu.be/oKhZ1vvhW5w

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm

That's awesome Mark. The recoil is so strong that it might also rock the hull.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:26 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm
That's awesome Mark. The recoil is so strong that it might also rock the hull.

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As long as it does not knock my welds off :lol:

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:34 pm

Working on the tedious task of simulating welds and the little tool I made and used for every weld from the start of the build both large and small.....
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:16 pm

They look superb :D

If anything, they're a little bit neater than the ones on Tiger 131™.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:02 pm

This is one of the older kits..I believe the 2nd run 2005 ? bought it off a guy back in 2006...number 50 is on the underside of turret...anyway the turret is a one piece casting...done very well ! although the casting is great I just could not sit it on the brass bearing as I'm sure the two unlike metals would cause unnecessary friction and strain on the turret rotation motor so I added a 0.016" brass collar ..brass on brass
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:41 am

Started smoke launchers today...will assemble tomorrow
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert Tanzer » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:34 pm

Follows this building with great interest.
Very good build.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert Tanzer » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:21 pm

Hello

Where did you get the high pressure regulator that attaches to the co2 cylinder?

Robert

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