David's carrier build.

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David Merritt
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Hi Phil, splitpins.

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Split pins for me and I am probably the only person who has done a lot of running at shows and Bovington since the build and apart from replacing the drive sprockets (because I think they wore down during experimenting during the build) I have not had any problems.

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The other track is coming along.
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A question guys, are these fitting heat shields for the twin exhausts? Also shouldn't they be at a slight angle?
A question guys, are these fitting heat shields for the twin exhausts? Also shouldn't they be at a slight angle?
The journals almost done
The journals almost done
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Lots done although it doesn't look like it. I must add that if you use the split pins rather than the nice pins from Armorpax the tracks will work to a fashion from the box.
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The reason the tracks are being shed generally in one direction is the misaligned pin holes which cause the track to run at an angle, one direction pulls the track into the hull the other direction it jumps out of mesh and it simply falls of the outside of the sprocket. The correct pcd sprocket should help keep the teeth in mesh.
The reason the tracks are being shed generally in one direction is the misaligned pin holes which cause the track to run at an angle, one direction pulls the track into the hull the other direction it jumps out of mesh and it simply falls of the outside of the sprocket. The correct pcd sprocket should help keep the teeth in mesh.
The track is about as good as I can get it but the pin holes are always going to be out of true in 2 different plains !
The track is about as good as I can get it but the pin holes are always going to be out of true in 2 different plains !
The track link pin hole alignment is awful but we have to work with it, you guys that say you have good tracks should have a closer look.
The track link pin hole alignment is awful but we have to work with it, you guys that say you have good tracks should have a closer look.
The servo saver needed the second m3 fixing drilling and tapping.
The servo saver needed the second m3 fixing drilling and tapping.
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The servo steering brakes.
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I've added felt buttons to provide a little dead stop cushioning.
I've added felt buttons to provide a little dead stop cushioning.
The 3d printed version trial piece is looking excellent thank you Mike Tull for designing it  and Vince for drawing the 3d file.
The 3d printed version trial piece is looking excellent thank you Mike Tull for designing it and Vince for drawing the 3d file.
Correct fitting of the teeth to links, the sprocket is only slightly larger the number of teeth has reduced.
Correct fitting of the teeth to links, the sprocket is only slightly larger the number of teeth has reduced.
A nice fit as it should be
A nice fit as it should be
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Hi Phil,

Is that sprocket in plastic or metal Phil ?

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I think Phil is selling himself short here.

An immense amount of thought and work has gone into getting the tracks right, particularly the sprockets. A big thanks from me to him for this and to Mike and Vince for their help.

It's looking like it's going to be a big improvement over the stock kit but I guess only time will tell on that one. If this does prove to be the case, which having spoken to Phil I'm confident it will be, a little recognition from Armortek wouldn't go amiss IMO.

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Thanks Dave! Dennis it's a 3d print in pla just to get the fit right but they seem very resilient, steel sprockets can be made either by cnc or using the 3d print as a template in what ever material you choose.
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I have a swallows nest with 5 chicks, its in the corner of the workshop and they are watching me build
I have a swallows nest with 5 chicks, its in the corner of the workshop and they are watching me build
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Just to let you guys know my New email is.....



New email ptwoollard64@hotmail.com

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The final sprocket ring mk3 is working well, tracks are nice to.
If you want to discuss a potential sprocket ring as a pattern along with track suitability details do not reply on the thread please email me, I hope this is ok boss?
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This is looking great. Very pleased with the running and a nice upgrade from Armorteks unofficial R&D team.

I've asked Phil for a final build that will be robust and hence limit the amount of maintenance. The replacement sprockets should help achieve this.

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A couple of hours done today.
We are moving forward with offering an after market sprocket ring set, so to go any further we would like to know who would be interested, see the craftmans market post.
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These fixings are buggers to get to but I'm happy with the rear axle now so they need doing before you can't even see them.
These fixings are buggers to get to but I'm happy with the rear axle now so they need doing before you can't even see them.
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Reduced heads going in.
Reduced heads going in.
I can now change out all the hull fixings for reduced heads.
I can now change out all the hull fixings for reduced heads.
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My hobby.
My hobby.
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I want to get the other track finished asap as the radio should be here very soon. Just had a call from dhl Dave and they said they had run out of delivery time today but will deliver tomorrow, at least they let us know! 8)
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Those little nuts and thread lock......so small.
Those little nuts and thread lock......so small.
I can't believe just how robust the pla sprockets are
I can't believe just how robust the pla sprockets are
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3.5 mm between the journal front and the rear of the next is required.
3.5 mm between the journal front and the rear of the next is required.
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Both tracks fetled and mounted and running in.
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Hi Phil,

Looking good but check track direction ;-)

Best regards.

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I don't have a choice right now as I'm trying to run them in Dave! 8)
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