Help w/ landing gear

MOCs in progress here. Also tips, tricks, techniques, theory, things starting with the letter 't' for $200.

Help w/ landing gear

Postby JangoSnake » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Hello everyone!
As you probably noticed I'm new here, and I would like to
receive some help on how to design landing gear for a small
transport I'm building. I'm thinking of struts somehow
attached to the hull, supporting pads that hold the ship
slightly above the ground/floor. I am open to reworking
the design slightly to accommodate more radical ideas,
so feel free to suggest almost anything.

Here are the images:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Along with ideas for landing gear I'm open to suggestions on how
to improve this in general. Just ignore the figure in the cockpit and
the pieces that are currently supporting it as both are simply placeholders.

UPDATE: I added engines to the sides made mostly out of this piece:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30360
also embedded images

2ND UPDATE: found a picture of it w/ engines:
Image


--JangoSnake
Last edited by JangoSnake on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.
JangoSnake
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:42 pm

Re: Help w/ landing gear

Postby Stargorger » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:28 am

Well, I can't view flickr at work, but for landing gear:

Try combining technic curved tiles w/pin holes (they're rounded, but otherwise look like 1x4 plates with pin holes in the ends) with those fire-hose handles/water pump handles. lol I'm not sure how else to describe them: the T clip pieces!

Anyway, try to combine small links with larger supports. IE: unless you have a ton of space I wouldn't recommend using snap-hinge bricks, because they don't have a very wide range of motion.
"Re-go no kaijuu wa hoshi kara yo"
"Los monstruos de los Legos de las estrellas!"
"Lego monsters from the stars!"
Stargorger
 
Posts: 177
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:30 pm
Location: *currently devouring the Gardens of Kadesh*

Re: Help w/ landing gear

Postby JangoSnake » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:22 pm

Thanks for the advice! I will most definitely try out that design and see how it works/looks.
JangoSnake
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:42 pm

Re: Help w/ landing gear

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:12 pm

Good work so far.
Blacktron, here I come!
User avatar
Sir Michael Le Fanu
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:36 pm
Location: Canada


Return to Spacewerks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests