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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Alien99, May 30, 2014.
Thanks, Alien99's Dropship is far superior to mine.
I've uploaded youtube clip
Hi guys.... I am back.....i hope
desktopsimmer - I know it is 2 years out fo date, but your clip is good and i´ve scrolled your blog wit the dropship progress and some ideas are superb (rear leg folding).
Manianez - You and all watchers, thanks for good questions...after long 2 years there will be more progress...and some final model of the dropship..(i still hope)...
Ive optimalized the look of the details of the model...
.....last two months in montage:
added some details...like there is a little flap in the middle section of the tail
and some minor details in front
The LOADING RAMP case
after deep research I´ve modelled this :
and some sort of hydraulics
..Thanx to REVELL FAN for technical notes
and the final measurements with ramp opened...
REAR LEG FOLDING
And now the real challenge...thing that scaring me for years...
folding of the rear leg and the whole situation around the ladder behind the ramp
after four hours some solution appear ...finding optimal way of papermodel, real look and functionality is the hardes thing ..Folding the leg mechanism
into tail section is chapter for itself....what you think....the main rear pillar
The base (foot) of the rear leg.
That´s all for now...I hope that from this point things will be better.
I am glad to see you back here! I am also glad to see that you are continuing this project! I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out! I would like to add this to my collection.
Welcome back Jan. I keep looking at your schematics and I see another monster build. Thanks for keeping us appraised of your progress.
Hi Honzo, amazing work. It is monsterous project.
rear leg progress:
I´ve added a hydraulics to heel section ....
front section equipped with hydraulics / pipe thingee. Whole leg is simplified and functional (in certain borders )
after all that work I´ve optimalized the leg for closed position. There are extra holders added for the heel(tail of the leg), and I maked smaller that ponton like things on the sides of the leg.
and the picture of the whole dropship.
and I´ve finally realized why there is a hole on the bottom of the tail.....for hiding the heel of the rear leg..
That's on Hell of an update!! Those CAD Renders are awesome!!
Thanks Zathror. AutoCad have a nice visualisation feature ...but most of the work I am doing in this settings:
The rear leg shield:
and how to operate it together with the leg pillar.
final visualisation of the shield together with the leg... (2 hours of work)....uf
The rear leg so far....front section enlarged, pontons deformed.
and finally....my way of folded rear leg....it looks good for me
the hydraulics for the leg and how to put it into the space above the leg ...it´ll be another level......
Rhino 3D has these features also, and I have done this kind of work in AutoCad. It's your expertise that makes these Renders this nice. I have seen many other people who do not do such detailed work. I like to work in Perspective windows also. It really give you the over all view better than Orthogonic views. A lot of those Renders would make nice desktop backgrounds!!
Absolutely amazing! Paper models are so COOL! Can't wait to see this one built.
zathros - If you want, just askme for some render in hi res.
Lee Clifton - so do I
..little progress...so far..
two positions of the rear leg...the rest of the hydraulics will be magician´s trick
besides..some minor details added. (It looks like hydraulic fluid inputs and some air vent?)
I like the progress that you are making with this project!
It's great to see the master builder back at work on this project again!
Enjoy what you've done so far. Love the Astro Racers as well. Looking forward to some new Astro Racers sometime.
Take care and thanks for all that you do!
Sky Seeker - there will be more Astro Racers ...don´t worry
I ve drilled deeper the hole for the rear leg
..and done some "serious measurements"
piston holder created (that orange thing with holes)
Another 3 hours of serious measurements
The tail section is drilled trough...but as you can see from previous picture it will not be enough....
after another 3 hours i´ve evolved a piston with "mother" like ring for the rear section of the pylon of the leg. I don´t wanted the telescopic piston and decided
to go this way. One of the reasons is that: folded leg has a compact shape. negative thing is: there is an extra space needed for piston above the mechanism ( see half way closed pose)
for the mid pose i had to create an extra hole in the upper engine section...( well ..the alien queen can hide in my creation for sure)
and..how is it look like....
the hardest thing is still waiting for me....the side hydraulics...(these pistons will be telescopic)....i must calculate the space for them....
hydraulic side pistons are finished......I´ve done them in closed pose of the leg because of the space around the rest of the folded things. The mother-ring thingee was enlarged and reformed...
and the tail section was added for knowing the border and operation space...
Folded leg look really nice & compact.......
And how the whole dropship looks like.........(My rear leg nightmare is over)
Yes.. you are the master builder!!! Great Job!
DEAD END - when deep research is waste of time
Ive created the railing on the end of the ramp...it is nice design thing...(seen on the functional miniature).
then I realized that this railing will be in collision with the ladder for a ramp..
I wanted the best from both cases, but they negate each other....I am choosing the ladder(s) case.....
first things first....the profile between the ramp and side enter of the dropship
there is a an odd situation about this enter point......research continues....