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PostSubject: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Dec 10, 2019 10:10 pm

The first, David's build, of our two SLARS units is now residing in the Wirral. The second, my build, is heading to Cornwall. However before moving South West it is getting a refit/rebuild with improved parts.

The control module for the system has been rewired. The large micro switches on the left control the steering, the smaller ones on the right control the trailer launch/recovery ram. The lower deck holds the esc and the receiver.

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All the systems are powered by a 12v SLA battery.

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The module fits inside the main barrel with the battery underneath the controls.

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A new main beam has been constructed, Mk6 I think, with larger main bearings and the main drive wiring inside.

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This new beam has needed a slightly wider neck unit so new spacer made and fitted.

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The rotating deck still fits!!

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Dec 24, 2019 12:55 am

I am so looking forward to the progress on this build, and the advancement in design on the original. 
Thank you Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Dec 24, 2019 11:13 am

Looks epic, I would love to see more details on the track system you used!

And no Mick, you can’t have one 😂

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Dec 24, 2019 3:19 pm

Roadrunner wrote:
Looks epic, I would love to see more details on the track system you used!

And no Mick, you can’t have one 😂

The track/motor systems are upgrades available for 1/16th scale Tiger 1 tanks plus scratch built road wheels, nothing complicated or dificult.

If you are refering to Mick French then you're too late this one is for him!! 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyMon Jan 27, 2020 12:18 pm

The correct flashing blue leds have finally arrived so the upgrades to the SLARS tractor can continue.


All the leds fitted in place and the rats nest of wiring ready to sort out!! The main control unit removed from the body barrel to make the top wiring easier.

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Switches and battery carrier in the side pod.

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Wiring done and the resistors fitted.

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And finally, the cabin replaced and all the lights work!!!






Next , add the cabin fittings then fit the roof.
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PostSubject: Slars for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyThu Jan 30, 2020 1:58 am

Aha, nice big switches for my shaky fingers, well done Mike
I really am going to play and operate this one when she arrives home. 
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 8:54 pm

The door for the main barrel has had the locking plate locations fitted in place.

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The working door locks made from M2 bolts, M2 nuts, 1.6 brass rod and styrene sections.

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Door now painted with all its fittings and lettering added.

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Door locks fitted onto the main barrel and the door hinged.The access ladder replaced and the number plate added.

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Door closed and locks screwed down.

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The driver with his seat has also been refitted into the cabin. He can now face the direction of travel at the flick of a switch on the transmitter.


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PostSubject: slars for cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyMon Feb 10, 2020 9:54 pm

Mike,
just what can I say.this is so accurate its amazing.Am I one happy chappie.
I can never ever repay you for your kindness to me over the years.
Thank you so very much.So looking forward to showing this one off.
Mick F
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Feb 11, 2020 7:58 pm

magnificent creation mike.....truly stupendous...…. and so absolutely amazing.

top notch.

he just has to get his boat fired up now and on the water.
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyTue Feb 11, 2020 11:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyThu Feb 27, 2020 2:23 pm

Moire done on the Slars.

The main recovery winch has now been designed, 3D printed and mounted onto the main frame.

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A start has been made on the network of hydraulic pipes that festoon the tractor unit.

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If you remove the hydraulic winch motor cover the main shaft is exposed.

https://youtu.be/TphMO2d05BQ

Insert a socket on a flexible drive and the winch can be operated, in this case to load the winch cable.

https://youtu.be/BrXmRL_oI0M

Winch cable loaded and ready to pull. Now to add the rest of the piping.

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyThu Feb 27, 2020 5:01 pm

More work done on the trailer as well.

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Rope roller and end stops made and positioned.

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Amber side marker lights in place.

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Rear lights.

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Front floodlights in place.

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyThu Feb 27, 2020 5:44 pm

Excellent progress, enjoyed the vid of the working winch, any thoughts on motorising it within the model rather than cordless drill for future/remote use?

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyThu Feb 27, 2020 7:46 pm

Roadrunner wrote:
Excellent progress, enjoyed the vid of the working winch, any thoughts on motorising it within the model rather than cordless drill for future/remote use?
Lots of ideas, just no time to check them out at the moment. Anyway who says I'm going to build another. What a Face What a Face What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptySun Mar 01, 2020 4:41 pm

Just one picture to show for 4 hours work today.

The supports and large piping between the cabin floor and the main barrel. Looks simple but it is made from 22 parts as the different layers are spaced apart.

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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 3:17 pm

More parts for the tractor unit have arrived.

The wing mirrors and the downwards looking mirrors have been fitted onto the rails at the top of the unit.

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The unit was originally made with a wooden representation of the trailer 5th wheel coupling. As the new owner has a little difficulty manipulating small pins in confined spaces it has been replaced with a working version from an r/c truck. So now it's push small lever at side, coupling opens, slide trailer in place, release lever, job done. Removal of trailer is just as simple.

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Can now concentrate on representing piping on trailer and refit the main ram.
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PostSubject: Re: SLARS for Cornwall   SLARS for Cornwall EmptyFri Mar 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Mike 
Your attention to detail is 2nd to none
Thank you for thinking of my shaky hand affliction, and making future use easier for me. Always wonderful to see further progression on the build
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