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Postby Bogeyman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:06 pm

Love it RobG,

Can't wait, looking forward to it, if I hear of any suitable places I will let you know, how many are interested now?

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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:30 pm

Hi John,

Thanks for posting an interest.

Well three definate, and maybe two others? The best I can do is post the group here and see how many show an interest.

If anyone else is out there that would be interested, just post a message, the more the merrier.

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Postby The Tank Man » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:06 am

When a date for the meet is finalized i will come to the meet plus bring trees and buildings for use to hide behind ! :thumbup:
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Postby TKcommander » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:15 am

I will actively be supporting this.

Well done Rob, first steps......
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Postby mcevoyi » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:37 am

Me too Rob

Can i join in !

Iain from highbridge ..somerset

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 pm

@Tank Man... we will be ready for you, the B.A.D forces will stand ready to repel any futile attack from the rufty tufty Northerners. :haha:

Just to say that that if anyone wants to join the Bristol Armoured Division, then all that you need to do is log your interest here. If you want to use the avatar above to show that you are a member, then just left click on it, save it, and then go into your profile settings and select it as your avatar. All totally free. No permisson required.

If I can get hold of my hard to get hold of brother, he may have a factory car park that we can use on a Sunday. At this moment in time I don't have a clue whether the compound is locked on weekends, or whether trucks etc are parked in there, but it may be worth a try?

Cheers

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Postby Bogeyman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:21 pm

Rob,

avatar saved, now being used to attract interest and any new members, this might sound like a stupid question so here goes, being still what I would call myself a newbie to tank battles, would any future tank battles be fought between BB firing tanks or the electronic battle systems, if its the latter what system should we agree on ? TBU or HBU or is there something else out there, I am assuming they are not compatible with each other, let me know what everyone's thoughts are.

None of my tanks currently have a battle system installed, so this is another reason why I would like to know which system to purchase and get it ready for the Armageddon commences.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:27 pm

A quick answer to the question, and its not daft at all, as others may be wondering the same.

Tank battles are IR based, and any of the following systems will be compatible. Your choice depends on your budget. They all share the same IR standard, the cost difference is down to what else the board does. They are all easy to install, I have used them all except the IBU though many others have them without problems.

Clark (requires a small amount of soldering wires)
http://www.clark-model.com/eng/index_e.html


IBU (Plug and Play directly into HL)
http://rctankelectronics.weebly.com/products.html


Elmod (requires small amount of soldering)
https://ssl-id.de/www.elmod.eu/index.php?cPath=87&osCsid=mu34ohk018crmkq8ic6kiprb52


Plus a T34 that I did years ago with Elmod


Tamiya (requires a bit of work to fit into an HL tank)
Loads of these on You Tube, best source is Ebay

There is one other system that I have used, and that is the SLU, It was a Chnese copy of the Tamiya but with more functionality. It had awesome sounds, but a less than perfect IR.

The BB option is not used as BB's would end up everywhere, and as we would be using an outdoor area or a hall, we would spend forever and a day cleaning up afterwards.

The Heng Long IR isn't compatible with anything else, something that HL didn't think of unfortunately, if they had we would all have IR tanks for pennies?

I have loads of videos of tanks that I have built and when I get the chance I will copy them to YT and post the links up.

Cheers

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Postby big joe » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:03 pm

Again not mentioned :/ but would a DBC3 run tank be allowed within your rules?

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Postby Bogeyman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:34 pm

Rob,

I only have 3 tanks in total, one has HL 2.4 GHz RX18, one has Clark's TK22, the third one I am building completely from scratch, so doesn't have anything at the moment, but I do fancy putting the IBU Pro2, complete with amplifier board to get the 2 channel sound into it, lots to do through the winter.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:08 pm

big joe wrote:Again not mentioned :/ but would a DBC3 run tank be allowed within your rules?


Sorry missed your post, are you in the area? Yes, a DBC is industry standard, and is compatible with any of the other systems.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:17 pm

Ok, Spring will soon be here, and I am thinking that it might be an idea to start thinking about meeting up somewhere so that we can all discuss where we want to go with a tank group.

I guess that the preferred location will be down to finding somewhere central for all of us? I have thought about the Hilltops cafe at Bridgewater for an initial discussion, but have no idea if that would suit the majority, just somewhere that we can take tanks along to (wouldn't be able to run them in there), have a natter, and discuss what we want to do.

How many could get there on either a Saturday or Sunday around March/April time? If anyone has a better suggestion please let us all know. :wave:

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Postby Bogeyman » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:23 am

Rob,

i will be there whenever it is arranged or wherever the venue is, i have still loads to do on my Tiger 1, but it will have IUB2 pro, and Vampire IR , we are really local so we cold meet up anytime, i could do with picking your brains, Ian (Tankbear) says you kow your stuff, Taigen recoil wiring i think i have 90% figured out but i hate to guess, drop me a pm anytime we could meet up i think we are literally a few miles apart.

Cant wait for the Battles to begin!!!!

Bring it on!

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:19 am

Hi John

Tankbear is far too kind, lol. I guess I know a fair bit about the electrics. In this hobby it becomes almost a way of life to figure out how that side of things work.

I can meet up pretty much anytime, and we can sort something out. I will also let you know about. lol.

Cheers

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Postby TKcommander » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:44 am

I was wondering if this could be a potential venue......

http://www.downendfolkhouse.org.uk/html/contact_us.html

Bristol wargaming society uses them.

I have been busy buying up mini Christmas trees for the battlefield!!! :D
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Postby wibblywobbly » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:32 pm

It looks good, any idea what they charge?

I guess it will depend on travelling distance for some, so if anyone has any comments please post them.



Cheers

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Postby TKcommander » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:00 pm

wibblywobbly wrote:It looks good, any idea what they charge?


I am not sure on their charging arrangements, may need to become members of their community to hire so thought it best to leave to a Bristolian to find out more. May be more approchable. ;)
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Postby wibblywobbly » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:16 am

Thanks for all of the PM's and phone calls. It looks like the problem has been resolved. :thumbup:

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Postby 971wright » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:57 am

Hi Rob Nice to see another club getting up and running , If you hold it on a Sunday (as long as its not the 3rd sunday of the month Hyde meetings) I hope to attend the first meeting as well to give you a helping hand and boost the numbers maybe me and Gary could share a car to save on fuel, if we use mine might have room for another member from Hyde along with tanks and other bits needed.

regards pete

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Postby [ICE]monkey » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:04 pm

wibblywobbly wrote:Thanks for all of the PM's and chat via the secure comms. It looks like the problem has been resolved. :thumbup:

Rob

What is meant by secure comms , are you implying that this forum is unsafe ?

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