Sherman M4A3E8 76(w) HVSS Prototype

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Fantastic!
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Watching a CNC machine creating parts has a high level of excitement! :D
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Casting of the armour protecting the filler cap
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Rear deck tooling.
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Hi Kian

NICE 8) 8) 8)

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Great pics! Keep em’ coming! It’s the next best thing to finally taking delivery!

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A few more pictures. Very happy with how the exhaust vents have come out.



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Bit of progress with the front deck, bullet rails and front vent
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The prototype VOLUTE SPRINGS for the Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) have finally arrived.
Few minor changes needed, but otherwise looking good and working well.
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The pinnacle of the combined metal and mechanical arts is depicted here. More please.

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A ruler in inches and centimeters placed next to the models in the photographs would make for a nice addition.

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No pictures to share right now, but a quick update:
We are planning on offering the following two additional options for the Sherman (and hopefully future models):
1. Servo driven machine gun and LED flash (this will require a channel on the receiver to work)
2. Front and rear lights operated by an RC switch. (this will require a channel on the receiver to work)

With these two additions, you will need an extra 2 channels on your radio system - so you will need a total of 7 channels. As I am not aware of any 7 channel radio, you will probably need to get an 8 channel one.

Our recommended radio of choice going forwards will be the Taranis x9d plus 2019
https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/taranis-x9d-plus-2019/
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Hi all, Could the front and rear lights be turned on and off by the Benedini.
The TBS Mini has this functionality built in and as such i dont think would require an extra RC channel.
I am playing with these settings at the moment for my Panzer 3.

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Oh good! More options to buy.😂🤣😂🤣 Twist my arm. Ow! Ow! That’s enough! Alright already, you talked me into it!

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Armortek wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:48 am

Our recommended radio of choice going forwards will be the Taranis x9d plus 2019
https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/taranis-x9d-plus-2019/
Umm.... Knowledge Base anyone? The X9D is a great radio for our models but the scope for screwing up OpenTx is considerable unless there's some simple guidance.

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