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PostSubject: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 24, 2020 3:54 pm

As you guys know, my metal Taigen KV-1 has been my main battler since I first acquired it from MikeC years ago... (Has it really been nearly 4 years!).

Last year was the internal upgrade and I upped the internals to more of my style. And last Year I switched to a TK-40S. Loved the new controls, but it got a tad hot...

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The old mounting plate. I noticed something was off when my speaker box had come lose.
Rectangular outline denotes the old speaker location

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My 0.080" PS Sheet had detached itself from the smoothed down Taigen mounting tray. I did use a fair amount of glue...

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Some severe warpage of the PS Sheet that was used...
My ON/Off switch mount visible from the side (4 solid square PS pcs).

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Another angle... Severe warpage... I can only conclude that the heat buildup inside the tank was huge...

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So I 3D printed a pair of identical base plates.
They use the standard 4 holes in the hull for the Taigen tray and a another 4 extra holes drilled through the hull floor

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A rough new layout approximation of where everything is going to sit.
A pair of fans to circulate air in the tank, the TK-60, reused speaker and battery.

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The Taigen black gearboxes are phenomenal and push the 22lbs tank all over the place...

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Location or RX, On/Off switch, TK-60 and a pair of RX powered fans for air circulation.

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Speaker and battery locations. Will still need to make all the mounts and retaining trays, but it is a concept Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 24, 2020 4:15 pm

Did I sell it to you with those bad boy motors ? I didn't remember them having cooling fins. Love the Taigen KV lower. One of their best. Contemplating getting another one, even though I just built a Tammy KV-1. The Taigen lower is just as good.
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 24, 2020 4:28 pm

Had the pot metal gears originally. Drove it until they stripped....
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 27, 2020 10:58 am

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This is how I plan stuff. Sketches! Go Go 3D printing thinking cap...
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeWed Apr 29, 2020 7:38 am

From sketch to finished product...
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First attempt at the new speaker box...


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Fit-up is perfect! YAY! No more iterations to print...


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And install position! (I just screwed the box down into the base plates)
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 7:25 pm

Had a few design changes and forgot to record them....

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New flat pattern speakerbox, TK-60 mount with side shield/battery guard.

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Wiring bracket mounted to upper edge of lower hull. Makes for clean routing.

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Basic layout with rough switch location. Receiver is inside the speaker box (End panel of speaker is removable for service.)

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Upper hull wiring cleaned up and installed. Rear red LED connection mounted to rear of the upper hull.

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The old custom recoil unit seen through the turret bottom.

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Turret stripped. I added a replacable IR Emitter mount & a Tamiya TBU mount a year or so ago. And Magnetized the turret hatch.

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All the old recoil guts to be scrapped (I keep all the screws and hardware however...)

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Issue one... Barrel gets a bit of the "HASSAN_CHOP!" to ensure it fits and doesn't have a Pinocchio gun.

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In with the next gen JCC recoil unit. The KV-1 doesn't need the side elevation groove, but its not in the way...

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And install the easily changeable IR Bulb. Friction fit in the emitter mount and plugs into a JST connector.

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Rough fit w/o Mantlet piece...

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Rough fit with Mantlet piece... Looking GOOD IMHO.


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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2020 11:37 pm

Oh wow really ? I don't remember owning that but the DIY recoil looks very familiar........  :-)

Those gearbox looks nasty, and the Taigen metal KV bottom is probably one of their best runners. My SU-152 from Dean is like a Ferrari. 

Why did you have to cut the barrel BTW ? Was the length wrong or was it because the recoil unit pistol is different ?
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 07, 2020 7:29 am

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Oh wow really ? I don't remember owning that but the DIY recoil looks very familiar........  :-)

Those gearbox looks nasty, and the Taigen metal KV bottom is probably one of their best runners. My SU-152 from Dean is like a Ferrari. 

Why did you have to cut the barrel BTW ? Was the length wrong or was it because the recoil unit pistol is different ?

1. LOL. This KV-1 was the first tank I bought. I remember asking you about the removed add-on armor and the dual turret rotation units. (Also had pot metal gearbox at the time.)

2. Those taigen black steel gearboxes replaced the pot-metal gearboxes that were in this thing, after the stripped.

3. The original airsoft/recoil systems have a deeper mounting point than my recoil unit. I didn't want the KV-1 to look like it had a 85mm cannon. So I did a rough measurement and chopped it. May still be a bit long but that is OK. 1941 KV-1 76.2mm Barrel was 2.4m, and was lengthened to 3.2m for 1942 production.
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All the new guts reassembled into place...

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Turret floor re-installed.

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Turret side of the new gear spacer/mount system that will allow for a more secure turret rotation gear mount.
(Instead of 2 points of fastening, up to 8 ).
Can still use the original rotation gear however (Small turret ring design only and was created specifically for resin turrets.)

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Opposite side. Hole in center is smoothly curved to minimize any possible fraying of wires and is centered to allow for less distance of travel when rotating the turret.

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Fit up into the KV-1 lower turret plate. Perfect fit. To glue into place or screw into place (from inside the turret).

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A 3D printed small turret ring that is almost 100% copy of the factory version. I add a few more mounting holes to correspond with the ring.
Need the stopper to prevent 360 degree rotation? Just glue in the extra piece and voila.
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PostSubject: Re: Updating the Russian KV-1   Updating the Russian KV-1 Icon_minitimeWed Oct 07, 2020 11:14 am

Jarlath wrote:
MikeC wrote:
Oh wow really ? I don't remember owning that but the DIY recoil looks very familiar........  :-)

Those gearbox looks nasty, and the Taigen metal KV bottom is probably one of their best runners. My SU-152 from Dean is like a Ferrari. 

Why did you have to cut the barrel BTW ? Was the length wrong or was it because the recoil unit pistol is different ?

1. LOL. This KV-1 was the first tank I bought. I remember asking you about the removed add-on armor and the dual turret rotation units. (Also had pot metal gearbox at the time.)

2. Those taigen black steel gearboxes replaced the pot-metal gearboxes that were in this thing, after the stripped.

3. The original airsoft/recoil systems have a deeper mounting point than my recoil unit. I didn't want the KV-1 to look like it had a 85mm cannon. So I did a rough measurement and chopped it. May still be a bit long but that is OK. 1941 KV-1 76.2mm Barrel was 2.4m, and was lengthened to 3.2m for 1942 production.

If memory serves me right I think it was originally a KV-85 with a resin IS2 early turret, which is heavy as hell and needed two rotation units for it. Also explained why I ripped out the add-on armour. But then I took the turret and mated it to a IS2 upper when Tamiya came out with their IS2 to make my poor man version of it so I stick back on a KV turret and sold it to you I guess.
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Very nice Mike. I like the updated turret gear!  thumbs up

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Very nice Mike. I like the updated turret gear!  thumbs up

TY. It started when I wired up Dean's hybrid Firefly Sherman. I was afraid to touch that Resin turret and play with its internals.
Resin is a brittle PITA and just a small impact can snap off. And the existing turret rotation gear is held on by two screws into resin posts... UCK!

So I dreamed up this multi piece design for Dean's resin kits and decided to try it out on my KV-1. Success!
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Oh. I am aware of the resin. I cringe every time I have to put another hole in the IS3. I have the turret sorted out now. My biggest worry now is figuring out how to attach the rotation motor to the upper hull. 
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