Saladin scratch build

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks for the good words guys, I've just about finished the build apart from a few tiny bits which can wait until after the rugby.

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Now to watch the battle of the titans - Wales v England

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 pm

How did the ‘Boyos “go mate ?
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:32 pm

Hi Herman, the Boyos (welsh) beat the supposedly invincible English soundly which was rather depressing. Wales must now be favourites for the grand slam. Oh well there's always next year........

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:57 pm

I actually just saw the news clip on it !! Hell of a game by the looks.
In Wirld Cup year it’s not to be overlooked either.
Ole ‘Eddies Englishmen” will rise and be a genuine threat come September.
Though I hope not tooo much of one !!!

Nice Saladin by the way !
I must get into the pictures I have of the other version for detailing use and load them up in here
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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:26 am

The problems in finishing with detailing are now mostly sorted as I've managed to scratch around and find pics of restored saladins. The prime portal one is a bit of a wreck with many parts missing. I'll probably go with just green paint scheme so no hassle there, just need to get the rc working and I'm waiting for an ESC.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:40 am

Last bits of detailing complete, I even got the rearlights, sidelights, and spotlight done.

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I might even get a coat of paint on today.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:50 pm

It looks kind of mean with a coat of paint on. I think I'll change the colour scheme to Nato green,

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I just realised that I can make a separate Saracen upper hull and swop to fit the chassis. Maybe the next build after the hols.

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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:01 pm

It Lives It Lives!!!!!

Finally received the esc and battery, plugged it together and first test
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Wahey... Simples

Some slight binding issues on the front axle steering but nothing that a dremmell can't fix in 30 seconds. The learner driver was useless but it's awkward driving and filming at the same time

Anyway the Saladin will be making an appearance next Sunday at the Scout hut for anyone interested.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:46 pm

Cracking job on the Saladin, Alwyn, this isn't just 3D printing, it took a lot of engineering design to get it all to work, which it does brilliantly! :clap:
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:51 pm

Fantastic work Alwyn, I can’t wait to see it in the flesh on Sunday
Cheers
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:40 pm

Awesome. Great test drive
Looks cool
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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:14 pm

Thanks for the good word guys, it was a great feeling to see it all come together and work. At the outset it seemed like a good idea to use some left over parts and then reality overtook and some serious redesign had to be done, but hopefully others can use the insights gained to produce more unusual builds. I was particularly pleased with the variable steering turn on the first and second axles and the servo at the pivot worked amazingly despite my worries that it wouldn't be powerful enough.

Now I just have to get the turret working :crazy: :D Unfortunately I don't think recoil and gunfire will be possible on this build although I may investigate a sound module. 8O :'(

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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:22 pm

As this is now complete, the STL files are available for £30. Just paypal me the £30 to alwynft@aol.com and provide me with an e-mail address and I'll send the stls in zip form. The stls include all the body parts, turret, details, and the printed parts for the suspension. All you need is the hardware and electronics including the axles/nuts/bolts/motors/prop shafts/springs/servo/ESC/RX/tyres.

Anyone wanting a kit of printed parts, the price would be £225 plus postage.

I will be away from next week until mid-July so you won't be able to order until I get back

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Postby Wardog » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Looks great in green,fine build. :thumbup:

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