Chieftain Build No.17

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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by John Clarke » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:21 pm

Great pictures Mark. the tank looks mean. 8)

Recoil Module, On input 1 plug (from the audio module), make sure the red power lead is disconnected and insulated, this may solve your problem of too many supplies on the audio module.
The Audio module gets it's supply from the power module and the recoil module gets it's 5v supply from the 24v converter.
I don't think they like each other. :| (I think the two independent supplies mess around with the audio module control outputs).
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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by Mark Russell » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:07 am

Richard Goodwin wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:39 pm
For the modules, I suggest its a return to Armortek!

Wrt the motor, have you taken off the gearbox cover plate and inspected the brass bush?
Richard I haven’t physically checked this but I don’t believe that there is an issue with the brass bush. The issue appears to be too much end float in the motor output shaft which is causing the bevel gears to skip over each other. The motors are being collected today for Armortek to examine.

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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by Mark Russell » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:41 pm

John Clarke wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:21 pm
Great pictures Mark. the tank looks mean. 8)

Recoil Module, On input 1 plug (from the audio module), make sure the red power lead is disconnected and insulated, this may solve your problem of too many supplies on the audio module.
The Audio module gets it's supply from the power module and the recoil module gets it's 5v supply from the 24v converter.
I don't think they like each other. :| (I think the two independent supplies mess around with the audio module control outputs).
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Yippee this has worked and all appears to be fully functioning now. There’s voltage on the motor leads with the recoil still working! Just need to wait to get the motors back from Armortek, they were collected today so hopefully it won’t be too long 😀😀😀

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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by John Clarke » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:10 pm

Happy to help. :D even happier it did'nt start smoking in all the wrong places. :lol:
Looking forward to seeing the beast back on the prowl 8)
When I see the model working, it motives me to get up and go and have a look a the bits and pieces that should one day make up my Chieftain.
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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by Mark Russell » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:44 pm

Whilst waiting for the main drive motors to be fixed and returned from Armortek I have been rearranging the electrics and modules got everything much better spaced out and neater/tidier cabling etc. All working fine now including the recoil with voltage at the drive motor cables. Lights also wired up with electronic switch. I have also put full exponential on the turret turn and elevation sticks as with two stick running this means the first 50% stick movement doesn’t do anything and stops inadvertent commands whilst driving 😀😀😀
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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:13 pm

Nice layout Mark; everything nice and accessible!

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Re: Chieftain Build No.17

Post by Mark Russell » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:36 pm

You won’t struggle for smoke from the Chieftain...

https://youtu.be/hXvgKIBwIhI

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