8X8 Heavy Armoured Fighting Vehicle

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Postby lady.tigger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:03 pm

midlife306 wrote:Cheers Mike, I’ll be watching this very closely
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Hi Wayne, been making the missiles today, or should I say remaking, not happy with the look of the old one's, they looked more like a bullet than a missile, trouble is they are a one use thing so have to make a few.

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Postby lady.tigger » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:25 pm

Hi everybody. Few pictures of Turret and Missile as promised, turn table and Silo for Missiles at the rear, the round opening on the right side of Turret is a Scope, will release pic's of all these item's in the open position's in a few days, the switch ( RC rec ) on the rear will be moved to inside the Camo Net holder, any comment's good or bad welcome, or anything you wish to know please contact. Regard's Mike. :thumbup:Ps the 8 holes around the top are there because the turret is made in two halves and are the screws holding it together, these will be removable lifting eyes.
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:16 pm

This is simply awesome. Look at the size of that! Great work.
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Postby lady.tigger » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Thank you, A lot of work gone into this, almost a year in Drawing's, not too scale but actual model size, 6ft 7inch's. will post some more pic's on turret in a few days.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 pm

There's some real artistry on display here :thumbup:
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Postby lady.tigger » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Hi,
More Photo's and information tomorrow 19th, as prevously posted the Hull is just a carcase at the moment but will start the 8 wheel steering installation tomorrow, I have been wondering what to call this Heavy Armoured Fighting Vehicle, many fighting vehicles are named after Cat's, ie, Tiger, Panther etc etc, so ive named it the "FERRAL CAT", mainly because you dont want to mess with this type of animal and if you do expect trouble, your comment's will be welcome.

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Postby lady.tigger » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:33 am

This is a picture of the Power Steering motor, it's a converted 18v drill motor/gearbox with two gearbox's joined together, this gives it a 9rpm ratio with so much torque that it is allmost impossible to stop when under power, the ratchet when it was used as a drill has been retained, the reason for this is if at any time something jam's up the the ratchet will come into play, it wont save your fingers but will save the mechanic's, this is then chain linked to a 60 tooth sprocket, turning the 8 wheels.
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Postby lady.tigger » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:45 pm

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Here is a Photo of Power Steering Motor now in position with roller bearing chain adjuster, (just for test run) seems to work well.

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Postby lady.tigger » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:45 pm

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Waiting for delivery of another 36 x 5mm rose joints from Hong Kong so thought I would proceed to do a bit of electrical work, fitted the cooling fans and run the heavy duty main power cables 24v, steering motor wires 18v, and Motor cooling fans 12v.
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Postby lady.tigger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:27 pm

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Few more Pic's of progress, (1) front to back showing temp position of Motors (making sure about space etc), (2) back to front with the cover over steering gear that will support the two 12v Batteries, (3) just a pic of the Motors, all mountings in the Marine ply are bushed in steel tube to reduce wear etc, have a few more bit's to do around this part of the hull then it's the Wishbones, wheel hub's and the Air suspension, looking forward to that.
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:40 pm

Hi, looking well, what are those drive motors & where did you get them?
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Postby lady.tigger » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:36 pm

Hi Wayne, got them on the net, brand new, never fitted or used, bancrupt stock, made an offer of £20 and got them, I was amazed, lot's of power, research suggest they are what is fitted to the XR2 Invacare wheel chair, thanks for showing an interest. Mike.PS, max pulling weight is 320kgs.should be enough for my needs.
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:54 pm

Hi Mike, any chance you can be specific on where you got them please?
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Postby lady.tigger » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:45 am

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Hi Wayne,
Yes of course, They were on E/Bay, I made an offer of £20 and it was accepted, brand new, amazed or what, motors cost around £400 each from Invacare, the Label says they are for a Spectra XR2, Had a look on E/Bay this morning and there are some about but not as cheap as mine, as you can see they are fairly large, they were longer but i removed the Freewheel assembly of the rear of the motor, (not Req). they wiegh in at around 5Kg each, and cost £12 to ship from the UK to France.

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Postby lady.tigger » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:49 am

Hi everybody, :wave:
A few have commented and wondered how I was going to make it all work, I infact did wonder myself, as you see I have posted a few photo's of the Missile Launcher in different positions, and the missile half way out of the tubes, this launcher goes full rotation left and right, open and close, and Fires the 85mm Missile, I did a video of the Launcher in motion ( but not Fireing, dont want to redecorate the guest bedroom just yet) but the site cant handle it, so sorry only still's, hope you like them. :thumbup: Regard's. Mike.
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Postby Americar441 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:58 pm

Very impressive Mike.

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Postby lady.tigger » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:29 pm

As it is some time that I posted anything about my 8X8 AFV I thought I would post three pic's of the Telescopic Scope, closed , half open and fully, the stem is made of carbon fibre in two sections and has an over extending and retraction clutch, driven by a 4rpm 12v motor. the scope makes it possible to see enemy vehicles from behind building's without exposing yourself to fire, incorporating the aircraft finder for the missile launcher.
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