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Old 09-09-2015, 05:48 PM
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Wow Chris, talking about efficiency - you are FAST!
I would however suggest to test the Horstmann boogies for off-road running, I am afraid the plastic pivot may snap unless it is reinforced by metal.


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Old 09-09-2015, 06:52 PM
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This is very exciting! Christian your work is excellent, and very ambitious. I'm happy to see so many people excited about this.

You're going to make the British and Canadian tankers very happy
Old 09-09-2015, 11:15 PM
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hi

thank you, i didn t expected a big response like that :-), so we will see how he goes.

@ longsheep.

thats maybe a point, but the monting point is real strong, the trick is the form of it, so i dont think it will bracke. but this we will se if he has done some kilometers in the filds :-)

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Old 09-23-2015, 02:40 PM
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hi

here comes the next lidel step :-)







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Old 09-23-2015, 02:52 PM
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Hi Chris
Nice. Have you looked into how you will deal with the final drive - it's a bit like the Pershing in that the final drives protrude beyond the rear hull plate. Remember it as a feature on my 1/25th Tamiya Centurion.

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Old 09-23-2015, 03:03 PM
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hi

thank you :-)

the final drive is no big problem in this big hull, a funktional final drive isn t need at the moment so we use the new walerson gearboxes

cu christian
Old 09-23-2015, 06:20 PM
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Wow, looks great. The Centurion was the first Tank I ever served on. In Gagetown NB, then Germany.
Old 09-24-2015, 06:50 AM
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Hi Chris,

I know it may be a little too early to ask, but would you consider selling the hull parts first, even when the rest is not completed yet?
I would like to test a dual-clutch gearbox on it - made by a really talented Chinese RC hobbyist for Heng Long tanks!

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Old 09-28-2015, 03:12 AM
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hi

dual clutch gearbox? whats that?

yes, the hull will be orderarble seperatly, but first it need to get on his feets :-).

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Old 09-28-2015, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by chris3BK View Post
hi

dual clutch gearbox? whats that?

yes, the hull will be orderarble seperatly, but first it need to get on his feets :-).

cu christian
Hello Chris,

In the RC tank scene in East/SE Asia, a DIY dual clutch/flow gearbox is a popular upgrade to Heng Long tanks. The Tamiya Leopard 2A6 has the same design.
Basically, one motor moves the tank forwards and backwards while the other (usually smaller) steers the tank. This design guarantees the tank to always run straight. It will also allows smoother steering but the power-efficiency is worse. Not really a problem when the main motor is a 550 or coreless. I am not sure if the real Centurion uses this design, but most modern tanks (like the Leopard 2) do.




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Old 09-28-2015, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Longsheep View Post
Hello Chris,

In the RC tank scene in East/SE Asia, a DIY dual clutch/flow gearbox is a popular upgrade to Heng Long tanks. The Tamiya Leopard 2A6 has the same design.
Basically, one motor moves the tank forwards and backwards while the other (usually smaller) steers the tank. This design guarantees the tank to always run straight. It will also allows smoother steering but the power-efficiency is worse. Not really a problem when the main motor is a 550 or coreless. I am not sure if the real Centurion uses this design, but most modern tanks (like the Leopard 2) do.




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I think we ALL would like a bit more info on this as well as getting one in our hands to test?

Plans, link?




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Old 09-28-2015, 10:22 AM
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hi

this gearbox looks impresive, were can we get one ?

cu christian
Old 09-28-2015, 06:37 PM
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Hi,

Unfortunately most of these gearboxes are homemade by fellow modellers.
Some are listed on Taobao (Chinese version of ebay) but you usually have to get in a waiting list and wait for a few months before they can complete your unit.

They do sell plans for like €1 and I think you can cut the aluminum shell and buy the cogs to make one yourself. The principles are really the same as the Tamiya Leopard 2, but these homemade gearboxes are usually full-metal.


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Old 09-28-2015, 07:07 PM
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Hi

thanks. Can you send me a link of the plans. Was searching but its not easy to finde there with western language lol.

Cuting the plates would be easy but wer can i get the tooth weels thats will be not easy.

cu Christian
Old 09-28-2015, 09:36 PM
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Very amazing work. Though new here, and not a lot of personal skills on my end, very impressed with the high level of skill that you, and others I have met here, have in doing this kind of work. Way beyond my skill sets. But I for one, certainly appreciate what all goes into a complex project as these.
Old 09-29-2015, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by chris3BK View Post
Hi

thanks. Can you send me a link of the plans. Was searching but its not easy to finde there with western language lol.

Cuting the plates would be easy but wer can i get the tooth weels thats will be not easy.

cu Christian
Hi Chris,

The most difficult part is to make the cogs go smoothly together. The gearbox I have posted was made by Chinese modeler "Flying Swallow" and the design is still not perfect after 2 years of constant improvements.
The easiest way to get a differentiate steering gearbox is to buy the Tamiya Leopard 2 gearbox, then replace the gears with metal ones.

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:02 PM
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Oi Chris.

I had seen this kind of gear box before. And I was very curious about them as well. The only seller on Ebay I found selling them in their HL M1A2 metal lower. Maybe they sell only the gear box if you contact them. If you are interested here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221884716979...84.m1436.l2649
Old 09-29-2015, 12:04 PM
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hi

thank you.

wow, looks like my full metal Abrams hull is way to cheap lol

cu christian

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:15 PM
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Yup. What really caught my attention was the gearbox.
Old 09-29-2015, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by chris3BK View Post
hi

thank you.

wow, looks like my full metal Abrams hull is way to cheap lol

cu christian
That seller from Singapore sure knows how to make money!
At the "Chinese ebay", the same hull with gearbox costs about $500 at max; there is however a waiting list.
Old 10-07-2015, 01:15 PM
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Hi Chris
Will you also have the Turret available separately? An interesting post on Swiss Cent turret emplacements - http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...=239987&page=1 -

Mal
Old 10-07-2015, 02:09 PM
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hi

yes, siss will be no problem :-)

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Hi Chris
Cool
Thanks
Old 10-10-2015, 02:10 PM
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moin

some new pictures from the build :-)









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Old 10-11-2015, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by chris3BK View Post
moin

some new pictures from the build :-)









cu christian
The upper hull looks very nice! The real Centurion can turn its turret around in about 11 seconds, will you make the gearing to match that speed?


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