My Tiger Tank Project

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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:02 pm

Jimster wrote:I like this video as it shows how to wire the balance plug correctly. Very important.
I’m not so sure about his using old laptop batteries but that might work. I’m not that smart. I prefer using new batteries.
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Nice link, i will be checking that out to help with some mad model builds! :)
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Postby Jimster » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:25 pm

Glad to hear that! With your creative vigor I suppose the sky’s the limit.
I wonder if the 2 cell size would work in your Kubelwagens?
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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:30 am

More fine tuning of my Tiger’s operational realism. I looked up the turret speed of a Tiger1 and the consensus is that it was about 60 seconds for a full rotation. Certainly not worthy of any argument as far as exact scientific research and that is good enough for me.
Fortunately the Elmod board (and probably other boards as well) has a parameter adjustment in fine increments to dial this in fairly close. For some reason my turret turns a few seconds faster when traversing clockwise but on average it is very close now. It seems a bit slow and wouldn’t do for IR battling (which I never do) but looks very realistic which is my goal. No video of it because of the obvious boring nature of it all but just wanted to share my little personal victory with everyone. Okay, looks just like this at the beginning of the video.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:54 am

Jimster!
Never think that pics or video of a well built tank in use are boring. ;o) Hop to it, my Man and lets see\hear that turret of yours in full rotation.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:00 am

Okay my friend. Soon. Maybe a 180 degree turn to save time. I’ll have to put my money where my mouth is (this could be a uniquely American saying but maybe not, don’t take it literally folks).
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:08 am

If you are heading for the latest ultra realistic turret movements you must know the turret turned faster when the tank was running full speed. It seems the turret used some of the main motor things, hidraulics or wathever to move it faster.

The Elmod wont do that for you, but your radio will. I don't remember the "how to" right now, but years ago I have read it in the RC tanks australia forum. Kevin Grannum had the idea, did it, and showed to everybody.

Now you have something else to think about.
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Postby Soeren » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:18 am

Wouldn’t this be possible with the expo setting? You can change the max speed there for two levels. Let’s say 50/100%. Then you throw a switch to change between both settings. And you can change the slope as well. I did that recently for the drive speed to flatten the curve for first 30% of stick push. That gives better control at slow speeds. Might be worth a look as well.
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Postby Jimster » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:01 am

Okay, I promised a video showing my realistic Tiger turret traverse speed and here it is. I’m may be off a second or two but it’s pretty damned close. Probably not interesting to most but maybe entertaining for a few.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:09 am

Good evening! Jimster!
I for one am entertained! Thank you!
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Postby Jimster » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:43 am

Yet another reason (among many 8) ) why I love Colorado and the hardy people that live there!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:52 am

That rotation is much more better'er!!

Ahh Colorado, I guess someone has to wear those red check flanno shirts eh ! might as well be Mr painless ;) :haha:
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Postby Estnische » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:42 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Ahh Colorado, I guess someone has to wear those red check flanno shirts eh ! might as well be Mr painless ;) :haha:


I pictured Colorado natives with a vest and an impossible moustache.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:12 am

Different suburb ??
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Postby PainlessWolf » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:18 am

Good evening, Gentlemen,
While I keep my face clean shaven, I do wear my Stetson upon occasion still. Sorry, Herman. I think all the red flannel wearing guys are up in Canada. Around here, it is jeans and long sleeve shirts usually. Boots and gloves and long coats in the High Mountain Winters when the wind is ice and the snow is deep.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:27 am

Glad of that mate, I’ve been to Canada eh ! Great bar chain called Twin Peaks :shifty:
Assumed that alpine warmth had a global look of flanno !
In NZ we had a product called Swandri
Get them in red or blue, short or long.
Known as Swannis
Wool( hmm woooool :shh: ) Lined with flanno

Fashion aside, I’ve flown over Co , and looked down at the vista with awe
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Postby Jimster » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:31 am

While making that fun video of my Tiger going through the creek it slid down a slick rock face and crashed into another stone. Oops. Well, this morning I noticed my spare antenna tube was missing. Damn! I had scratch built it and mounted it slightly raised above the deck just like the prototype (thanks jarndice). However I reviewed the creek video and discovered the exact moment the tube was suddenly not showing in the video. My wife and I drove back to the spot and I walked over and found it there! Hooray! We can hardly believe it didn’t wash away. Good thing I was wearing my lucky shirt!
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Postby EAO » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:53 am

Battle damage, eh Jim.

Don't you just love finding something that you lost! Rarely happens, but it's like all the planets aligned for just a second.

Nice shirt, you sure you're on your meds?

I'm just jealous,

Cheers,
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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:09 am

Jimster You want a few resistors the wire legs are ideal for fixing small parts. Drill small hole in hull and fitting, glue a cut leg in . No more lost parts :D

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Postby Jimster » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:55 pm

We got some snow! My imagination takes me to the outskirts of Leningrad so I posed my Tiger (I call her “Ol’ Ugly” but Eric prefers Miss Leningrad) at the edge of our field. I particularly like the profile look of the German Shepherd.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:45 pm

Photo number 2 is fantastic. Could be real.
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