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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Leopard EMES15 Telescope

Leopard 2A5 DK 1/16 tank Posted on Sep 11, 2013 20:38:17

I have started putting the EMES15 telescope together. As I am thinking of mounting an FPV (First Person View) camera inside the telescope I decided to replace the semi transparent plastic window supplied in the kit. Instead I have bought some microscope slides and cut one apart with a glass cutting diamond. That gave me two pieces of glass that I have fixed on the back of part K39 with some epoxy. The result can be seen in the pictures below.

Hopefully this glass will give me a good picture quality if and when I make FPV in my tank. The telescope is not fixed in place, just put in place in the pictures.

PT-15 windows mounted

Tamiya PT-15 Japan MTB Posted on Sep 11, 2013 20:17:34

Finally after a very long time the windows on the PT-15 torpedo boat are in place. I have fixed them in place with epoxy as I have found that this sticks well to the transparent film used for the windows. It will also work well on the photo etch. Another reason for selecting epoxy is that it won’t leave fumes on the transparent film while drying.

Here are some pictures:

The next thing will be to get the photo etched window frames painted and fix them in place.