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recoil cradle

Post by Chieftain 900 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:55 am

When making the cradle for the gun on the 1/6 Chieftain 900 my orginal items consited of a flat mounting plate with a ball bearing desk runner cut to size with the barrel bolted to it, and the recoil soleiniod to the rear. This worked ok BUT the runner was not really up to the stresses of recoil and supporting the length of ally barrel.

Talking it through with a supplier and he suggested using a linear bearing, took a look at them and could see the amazing possibilities for it.. To use it I cut a hole in the mounting plate to allow the bearing to sit firmly into it, then the rear of the barrel was machined to a close tolerance fit into the bearing which was then secured using U bolts. result a very smooth running and realistic recoil and run out far superior to the toy like effect on some kits
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Post by ALLAN114 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:40 am

Bob,

Could you post any details on the supplier of these linear bearings. Think I have the same problem to solve.

Allan

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Post by Chieftain 900 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:37 am

Allan I will try and look out the supplier I used, biought it locally on a trading estate took the barrel in all its glory and showed them sold me one for £15 should have been £40. the nice thing is that the end weight of the barrel does not affect recoil.
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Post by AndyR » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:51 pm

Gents,

Company I use for most of my parts for the warrior is Ondrives.

http://www.ondrives.com they are really handy, you can send away for a Free catalogue which has LOADS of handy stuff. Including Linear Bearings.

Hope this helps.

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Post by Chieftain 900 » Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:02 pm

The place where I purchased my linear bearing is called Gloucester Bearings 01452 730221
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