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Old 03-10-2022, 01:42 PM
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Default 3DP 1/16 Mark IV Coming

More 3DP WW1 subjects in the pipeline with news of a 1/16 Mark IV underway. No firm date yet on release but expect it will be available before Hooben's slated for June. Will an A7V, Whippet or St Chamond be far behind?


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Not sure that's 1/16th if half a metre long, sounds more like 1/6th?

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No, that'll be dead-on given the actual tank was 8.05m long.

I'll upsize to 1/10 to run alongside the FT-17 I've just started which translates to 805mm. Think I'll hold off on the 1/6 version even though I plan to start on Minialnd's FT-17 once the Lubos model is done.
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Some more progress on the Mark IV with ongoing work on suspension & track. Was told the drivetrain is finished; will use 8 to 1 reduction with a 200:1 internal transmission using two 370 motors. Will be nice and slow like it should be.



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Yep, you're right, measured my Centurion - 32 ft in real, 600mm odd in 1/16th.

Progress looks good

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A few photos posted today on FB with news that the design will be finished soon & files ready once he finishes the build & makes a video. Was told he'll offer both Mark IV & V files in the release.

More detail at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/590172118125842




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Gearbox is complete & much smoother than he anticipated.


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Iím currently working on a code as a little bonus feature that will be included in the tank, Iím not sure if Iíll be able to get it to work though. Iím going to use an Arduino and the Arduino can control the main guns as sort of an automatic gun control so you donít have to move them, but if you want to switch to manual control you can just flip a switch and control them yourself.

Clark board should work as well, but Iím going with a more simple approach. That red board in the back is the motor controller, itís just a L298N driver which can control two motors at the same time. Then Iíll use the Arduino uno R3 which can be bought for about $15 for the individual gun movements, both elevation & traverse. The board will move the guns randomly to sort of make it more realistic. For sound Iíll probably use a topacc micro.


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Cool model - hes doing a great job of design!
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Herrmill, Any news on this project?
Thanks, Paul

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