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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:38 pm

more like this chaps( I hope):-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLOoIkRhgzk.

Good evening all, my son has earned his pocket money :D

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by John Clarke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:38 am

Good job Charles :D
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Richard Goodwin » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:29 pm

Nice one Charles. Time for neutral turns perhaps?

Fingers crossed they keep working!

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:12 pm

Evening all.

I hope this video whets the appetite. The rattles will be the return rollers bedding in as HQ has suggested. Apologies for the commander falling over: Who's technically in charge of stowage?

We are learning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKuPd64XbE

This was fun to do, however, one of the motors failed before we could go round the circuit a second time. :cry: :cry: :!:

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:19 pm

Its not April Fools day is it??????

OMG, not again!!!

Do you know what the problem is? eg has the spring pin snapped or is the gearbox making clicking noises when it tries to turn? Is the motor getting power?

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by John Clarke » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:21 pm

OMG :cry: , this is very concerning Charles.
What is actually happening to the motor, Has the spring snapped on the output shaft? loss of drive through the gearbox? some thing else? :shock:

Is government inquiry required. :oops:
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:45 pm

Had an e-mail from HQ.

So to be fair to them, lets see what crack is and take it from there.

Yes, it is very disappointing, chin up. :D

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:36 pm

The motors are to be returned to HQ for diagnostics & fettling, thereafter, hours of fun to be had😀.
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by John Clarke » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:24 pm

This is all very nail biting. rather like who or what done it :cry:
A Thriller and not the M Jackson monster kind.
Not quite 'SHAMON! HEEHEE! OW!' But it is "Bad".
Thanks for the update. 8)
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:05 pm

Been hiding in the workshop, very wet on Saturday.
Fitted the pannier sides during the week. I have been playing about with the turret fittings, dry fitting, filing, etching, etc.

Turret ring (lazy Susan) wasn't too far out compared to recent offerings. Turret is snagging rear deck, the deck is only sitting in place presently. I don't have the confidence as yet to perform the surgery I am seeing regarding rear decks as seen on other builds.

I am opting to file the turret, which dosen't appear to require very much, hopefully!

Looking forward to the motors returning, then onwards and ....can anyone supply a smoke effect for break downs, i.e. through the engine covers?

No disrespect intended, but would be quite impressive and realistic.

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by John Clarke » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:47 am

Nice bit of detailing going on Charles 8)
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:25 pm

Filed turret and a temporary fit of back deck, turret spins beautifully. Back deck not quiet square so some adjustments required.

BTW someone needs a telephone!!

As Stephen has commented no one called him during his time on Chieftain, quite rightly if a high speed reverse was ordered. In my case our chap will be safe enough, my tank can't presently go in either direction (or up or down drrr me and photos).
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:50 pm

Sorted! :D
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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Charles A Stewart » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:15 pm

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Evening all.

Progress, had a successful afternoon, muddy/damp ground session with new motors in No34, ran around for about 40mins and vehicle parked up in the garage under its own power this time. :D :D

Once again we were running at the lower speed range as we haven't adjusted the transmitter yet. Don't worry the video isn't 40mis long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89z3s-8rKck

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Re: Chieftain No. 34

Post by Richard Goodwin » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:30 pm

That's good news Charles.......nice vid too! Hope you paid your son double money this time :twisted:

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