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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Good news, we have the green light for 3D work to commence for the main engine, the geu engine and the gearbox, all being well the design and manufacturing should all be done by the end of the year! 8)

We are still short of the dimensions of the gue engine and some good photographs, our little mode kit has no gue for reference! :cry:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:42 am

The vision block wiper assemblies will be a great and welcome addition from armopax , keep them coming Dave!
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Post by John Clarke » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:57 am

And there's more.

I did have a pretty basic version on my old 1/5 Chieftain. Wish I still had the search light housing though.
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But this is going to be intense. And what is that cylindrical thing on the GPMG mount :?
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Post by Kevin Hunter » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am

John Clarke wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:57 am

And what is that cylindrical thing on the GPMG mount :?
Just a guess, firing solenoid perhaps?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:19 pm

John I can see why you asked about the commanders hatch being hollowed out of not, that will be a bugger if it was a solid piece! Looking at the prototype it looks like it's been done but hard to see clearly.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:01 am

The Chieftain arrives today so I better blow the autumn leaf litter off the drive, don't want the UPS driver getting stuck half way up do we, in the mean time better get finishing that Late Tiger 1.
The new Tx Rx arrived yesterday, I think 8 channels will suffice.

My plan is to check all the parts over the weekend whilst they are in their respective boxes, then dry fit the hull together some time next week so I can get those measurements off to Ivano. Then off we go! Has anyone actually started theirs yet?

Another interesting development, whilst discussing the model with the owner ( Martin Paul www.worldmagnetics.com ) Martin would like to incorporate one of his products some where in the model ( a unique advertising opportunity ), basically using one of their military grade pressure switches in conjunction with one of my high pressure smokers, this sensing the positive or negative pressure and possibly indicating all is well with the exhaust system , I won't say anymore for now but should be a cool addition. 8)
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Post by Mark Heaps » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:01 pm

Kevin Hunter wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:12 am
John Clarke wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:57 am

And what is that cylindrical thing on the GPMG mount :?
Just a guess, firing solenoid perhaps?
Quite correct. And the wire on the the right hand side allows the commander to operate the cocking lever from within the tank.
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Post by John Clarke » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Come on Phil, 8 channels? where's your sense of adventure, 10 channels minimum. 8)

How are you going to provide control for the Donkey sorry, GUE engine noise on off rev and a rotating cupola? not to mention switching fire
control between co axis and commanders machine gun? Then there's the side lights, main lights and search light to get control over too, not forgetting firing up and shutting down of the super smoker.

This isn't just a wonderful Tiger Tank with a fantastic winter paint job and a seriously well detailed interior.

This is Chieftain, the ultimate Armortek tank.

No, 8 channels just won't cut it. :lol:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:04 pm

Switches John, it's just arrived!
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Post by John Clarke » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:33 pm

No2 :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Apparently the boss wanted no 3 and no 3 it is! 8)
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Post by andymusgrove » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:37 pm

Nice on Phil - Enjoy

Also Loving your posts on the Tiger - especially as im still building mine...

Mine Chieftain is arriving in the morning :D

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:50 pm

Those boxes are big and heavy guys, thanks Andy I'm close to the end of that one now. 8)
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Post by John Clarke » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:07 pm

I'd really like 42 if any one's listening. :lol:
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:11 pm

I just had to peak at the pointy bit, that's a standard Buckingham Palace dinner party fork (Stephen will know all about where I got that) for scale.
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