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Postby Jimster » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:41 pm

Wife and I headed to a nearby creek so that I could play with my tank a bit. I’m not saying that cheap American whiskey had anything to do with it (my wife drove us there) but I did put Ol’ Ugly through some tough creek bed maneuvers. The Henntec idler adjusters kept their place solid as a rock and the electronics did not suffer at all. This Tiger is driven roughly but all details stay on without a problem. Including the one piece starting handle hanging on the bottom rear end! Sorry if the movie is is a bit long but please enjoy the Southern Illinois woodland scenery.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:04 am

You know. Looking at how smooth some of those rocks are it climbed them rather well

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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:27 am

Thank you but I have to admit there was a bit of editing involved. :{
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:35 am

Jimster wrote:Thank you but I have to admit there was a bit of editing involved. :{

You mean it could have been even longer. . . .

I've watched it ten times now, I still can't see the train 8O

But, it was still an enjoyable watch :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:42 am

Oh, you’re hearing that train that’s full of stolen treasure and artwork. It’s pulled into a secret tunnel never to see daylight again. :shh:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:36 pm

Also my smoke unit was pretty low on oil which explains the sporadic smoke effect. Filled it back up when we got home of course. I’m sure everyone was extremely concerned about that :haha:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:56 pm

And there was me thinking you were turning it on and off when the time was right for visual effect.
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:12 pm

Actually you’re hearing the “ambient sounds” which are separate from the 24 available user sounds that are triggered by buttons. The ambient sounds play randomly. You can have many many different sound effects of your choosing or only one, or have non at all. Not really any control over when and which ambient sounds play so I’m at the program’s mercy. I still get big kick out it though :D
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:51 pm

Jimster wrote:Actually you’re hearing the “ambient sounds” which are separate from the 24 available user sounds that are triggered by buttons. The ambient sounds play randomly. You can have many many different sound effects of your choosing or only one, or have non at all. Not really any control over when and which ambient sounds play so I’m at the program’s mercy. I still get big kick out it though :D


Well, in my tank I have set the board to play the ambient sounds only when the tank motor is not running. And also I programmed a switch to disable them.

In my personal case I ended hating that train, that dog and that damn church, LOL.
So I fitted some subtle war sounds, (Shoots far away, bombs dropping far away) and from time to time my tank commander says some things like "I am waiting for orders" "Stay silent and keep looking for the enemy" some radio chatter and things like that.

And of course music. I do love music, is one of my passions. All of my tanks have music and all of them have a special song, like their anthem.
In the case of my Panzer IV, the one is:

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And the ambient version I fitted is:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:20 pm

So funny you mention this! I had deleted the train, church bell, barking but my wife was like, “Hey! Where did that pretty sound go? I liked it”! So back it went of course. A happy wife is a happy life ;) all the other ambient sounds are battlefield sounds, air raid sirens and planes flying low overhead with occasional radio chatter and bullets hitting the tank or whizzing last. All pretty entertaining in my humble, unpopular opinion
I originally had it set to only play while the engine was off but now I just turn the ambient sounds on or off with a button.
Of course every single bit of my radio/ElMod knowledge is fully credited to your stewardship and I’ll ever forget that. Thank you very much! An entire new level of rc tank enjoyment has developed for me.
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:24 pm

I almost forgot, the one song I have on it, user sound #23, is Fantastic Voyage by Coolio 8) It’s a black gangsta rap that provides total inappropriateness but it makes me and my wife laugh while we tap our feet to the beat.
Can’t play it on our family friendly forum.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:45 pm

I thing anyone would laugh hearing that blasting out of a tiger, perhaps a little Rammstein on a Sherman would do it as well

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Postby Soeren » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:21 pm

Your tank looks and runs fantastic. :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:28 pm

Thanks, gang!
Here’s a bit of entertainment such as it is. Cleaned up version of course.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:31 pm

Your own portable boom box Jimster :haha: :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:05 pm

Yes! In more ways than one (If you include the cannon boom).
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:40 pm

What a hoot! I believe in the first video I heard this sequence in quick succession: 1) the barking dogs, 2) someone yelling in German (I cannot make out what), 3) one cannon shot (at the dog? :O ) then the church bell rings (hit by the round?). :clap: I think the background sounds actually fit quite well if we imagine the Tiger approaching a town.
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:56 pm

Yes, thank you. I always use my imagination to the fullest when driving my Tiger about. Adds a bit of entertainment for me. I suppose fun is what it’s all about :clap:
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Postby Jimster » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:05 pm

Actually, in reference to past videos, the dog barks an alert and the loader sees some enemy troops and announces their presence. The commander orders which type of projectile to load and then gives the order to fire. The church bells are a randomly played sound but sometimes it just seems to blend in well.
Thanks for noticing! The sounds are as important to me as much as any other aspect of rc tanking.
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Postby EAO » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:25 am

Pretty ballsy! You're going to need a snorkel for "Miss Leningrad"! There's a feature someone should put on their early Tiger as they tried them on the first ones. Thomas never told me Elmod's were waterproof! Hmmm. Beautiful back drop, about as rocky as our cabin in NW Arkansas. Only we're high and dry up on the mountain top. Love how the muzzle has plenty of flash to be seen in the daylight. This is what we've been waiting for, a new video! My dog's really love the barking, they just know something's going on!

Exhibitedbrute, RAMMSTEIN!!!!! If not for Covid, we would be at Rammstein TONIGHT in Minneapolis, Minnesota!!!!! At least they rescheduled the tour for next year. We have to wait until September 3, 2021! At least it'll be a great way to celebrate my 54th Birthday on that very same day! FIRE! HUH, HUH FIRE, YEAH FIRE!!!! Sorry, I slipped back into my formative years with Beavis and Butthead!

With all seriousness, great video, can't get enough of that girl!

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