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Old 03-29-2008, 10:24 PM
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Feels like I'm talking to myself in this build thread.....oh well.

Been working on the main gear. I've got all the main components in place. Now I'm working on the attachment points for each of the arms.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:37 PM
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Feels like I'm talking to myself in this build thread.....oh well.

Been working on the main gear. I've got all the main components in place. Now I'm working on the attachment points for each of the arms.
If you can get all of the gear to work as a single component you may be able to make it springy.

Very nice! If you've got some extra polys left over can you add something cool in the cockpit like a dog or something? When i learn to fly full scales i want to take my dog with me.

I'll post a colorscheme idea in a bit.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:53 PM
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If you can get all of the gear to work as a single component you may be able to make it springy.
The gear will need to be in several different components to get the movement correct.


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Very nice! If you've got some extra polys left over can you add something cool in the cockpit like a dog or something? When i learn to fly full scales i want to take my dog with me.

I'll post a colorscheme idea in a bit.
Uh yeah just send me a picture of your girlfriend.......or did you mean the furry four legged kind? I'm sure extra polys won't be an issue on this model.....I'll be surprised if I have enough to finish everything I'd like.
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The gear will need to be in several different components to get the movement correct.




Uh yeah just send me a picture of your girlfriend.......or did you mean the furry four legged kind? I'm sure extra polys won't be an issue on this model.....I'll be surprised if I have enough to finish everything I'd like.
I'm sure the girlfriend will tell you "you're spending too much time flying and too little time with me"!

Do you need a veiw from the top, bottom, left, front, bottom? It would be cool to animate him so his head moves and tail wags. But i have to catch him first! He's a quick little feller.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:10 AM
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I think I officially went overboard on the gear now.......and I'm not finished yet! Added the twin oleo struts. I went a bit "extra" on these.....then remembered there were two for each side (4) total...that mistake will eat up some polys that I'll probably need later. Oh well it looks good at least.

Still need to make some brackets, and a mount for one of the hydraulic cylinders.
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:19 AM
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I've got some killer pictures.
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Man pplace thats looking really nice. Keep up the good work
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:51 PM
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Main gear is finished....I know I wasted too many polys on it...but once I got working on it I couldn't stop (I could have done more....but I had to be somewhat realistic about my available polys) Here are several shots from the front, rear, bottom etc. (In one shot I have the shadows on....it gives it a nice effect....but also makes it harder to distinguish all the parts. So I left the shadows off for the remaining pics.
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Looking very good. Grab a copy of my CL-215, for a good example of how to aninmate the gear. It's gear looks about the same and I'll send you the source files too if you want them.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:20 PM
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Funny you should mention that Doug, I just closed out of G4...didn't do much flying but was studying your gear setup in the editor for the CL-215. It's tough for me to visualize and get working in my head (or by looking at it) until I start the "trial and error" setup for real. I was hoping to ask you a few questions when I got to that point as well if you don't mind?
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Not at all. Just let me know if you want to look at the source files.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:25 PM
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Added float "X" linkages, engine oil cooler vents and some other minor items. Figured I had had an "overall" shot for a bit so here's a couple.
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THis makes my Helldiver look like poo. I have so far to go and really look forward to being able to fly this. Thanks again for contributing to the community.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:26 PM
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willsonman: Have you ever seen some of my early work? Your Helldiver is light years ahead of what I started doing. You just keep up the good work your doing and you'll be a great asset to the forums
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Hey thanks for that. Gave another plane in development a trial run last night... I just hope I can make the time to get to that point. Seriously... Some very talented people around these parts of the web.
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