Gig's 1:16 FCM F1

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Postby Giganaut » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:18 am

aye, and the driver mechanic would be on his throat not to snap a track due to the vehicle's length
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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 am

geed evening gents!
finally got the time to revise my FCM F1 after idler wheel design failure.
thank goodness i made this tank in sections! so i undid the tensioning idler housing and did a redesign
redesigning consisted of a Y bracket driven by a single M3 hex screw and nut inside the housing.

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:59 am

so ive decided to screw in the m3 screws into the road wheels, trailing and front jockey wheels underneath the idler wheel to eliminate horizontal play and also the detaching of the 2 piece wheels.
wheels this many i wish i rather service the tiger 1 and panther...
here is a top overview of the housing itself
and a singular piece of the housing and idler wheel attached.

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:59 am

i tore the gearbox floor from the hull itself because it really needed to be redone due to its version not having proper fasteners onto the mounting platform and the hull platform
that also the difference between the old housing and the new housing.

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:00 pm

this is the original flooring with the gearbox
the hull gap inside the tank
the brackets and screw housing for the tensioner idler wheel
the 3 jockey wheel bracket underneath the idler

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:01 pm

a glance of my workstation printing out the parts
the bracket with all 3 of the wheels attached
the newly printed hull floor and mounting platform for the gearbox

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 pm

more views of the gearbox platform and hull floor and its comparison to the old iteration.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 pm

sOOOOOO good to see you back mate :thumbup: thought you might have given up.
Hell of a project you have there.
I dont care if it takes 5 years, as long as you finish it and post it here Im a happy camper ;)
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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:02 pm

now doing the other side of the tank
ugh.... MORE WHEELS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
also the 2KG dumbell is just enough to press down the hull panel down to let the glue set in.

note to self:
make 2nd prototype to production model to use M3 fasteners to secure the hull much better.

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:03 pm

now both sides are done, and the new platform is in place

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:03 pm

more views of the underbelly and the gearbox

now the moment of truth...
BEHOLD, TRACK SLACK!

R E D U C E D ! ! ! !

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm

closer look of the GB platform fasterners flushed to the hull panel
both tracks installed!

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm

installed the roof bits
W H E E L E S
Now strike a pose with them turrets~!
improved structural hull framing to increase hull rigidity

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 pm

i feel satisfied with my current progression of the tank and i cant wait to get it up and running!
also size comparison next to a 10ML Tamiya paint bottle

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 pm

now for a better size comparison i placed it next to a Heng Long Jagdpanther of the same scale 1:16. yes i made this beastly french baguette barge 1:16 scale hahahahahahah


hoo boy... im gonna have a total fun time trying to steer this beast

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Postby Giganaut » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:21 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:sOOOOOO good to see you back mate :thumbup: thought you might have given up.
Hell of a project you have there.
I dont care if it takes 5 years, as long as you finish it and post it here Im a happy camper ;)


i never given up cause it'll be a costly waste if i stop to where it was. PLUS i have the track models and such. track tension is done so now that is left is to do the turret internals and bring this beast to life.
any suggestions for recommended servo sizes and its mounting layouts? cause right now the main turret and secondary turrets are very much empty
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Postby FredtheFrench » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Just one word in my head: HUGE!!!!!
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Postby Giganaut » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 pm

FredtheFrench wrote:Just one word in my head: HUGE!!!!!


you wouldnt believe the size of the IJA Type 5 heavy compared to this big boy
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Postby Giganaut » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:48 pm

remade the gun barrel with a better version with the cradle modeled in the dummy recoil cylinder. servo mountings will be added later.
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Postby Giganaut » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:49 pm

gun installed into the FCM's main turret for dry fitting, and added a dummy crewman for a size comparison of it for proportions. added turret roof framing so the turret roof doesnt slide off and fall inside.
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