Anyway, after assembly the chassis went out for a run. We had to almost immediately adjust the tracks and drive chains but other than that you can see in the video how well it ran. We need to beef up the adjustment bolts for the second drive chain as these pulled slack. The rubber tyres were only placed on the wheels, these fell off more or less straight away hence why the model is making a lot of noise in the video (similar to a King Tiger, tracks on wheels). These need to be glued on when we've decided to what to use! We had a problem with one of the gearboxes of the rear idler adjustment so we need to get another :-/ Other than that we were pretty pleased with the speed, the power for turning and steering and the smoothness of the running.
The main speakers and Aluminium plate which will be the control panel when finished.
And the speaker panel lifted to show the smoke generator beneath. Note the nifty prop :-)
Not bad for a first run, we were all pleased with the speed, power and running :-)
Not too sure whats on the agenda for next week. Possibly turret traverse! Watch this space.