No argument from me. And ohhhhh, I wish!
No argument from me. And ohhhhh, I wish!
Yes, my dims are in a constant state of revision too! I will say the height and length of the docking arms and diameter of the gun base are key to determining the hull. I have it all to scale in the computer, now I'm modeling parts to make it as close as I can.
I haven't started the cockpit, Stu, but I'll be keen on your findings.
I figured it wouldnt kill me if that area wasnt 100% especially if I had all the right greeblies.Amazingly-thats the only area I had that problem with so i guess I got off kinda lucky lol.
Last edited by faustus100; Aug 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM.
Looks great! Keep it up!
Well, Iv'e come to conclusion the cockpit tube is 5 3/4". Everything fits as it should taking everything I can think of into account, including the orientation of the Panther strips.
I tried all the measures on both 5 1/2" & 6" & they don't come up trumps. The Panther strips are either too long or too short, the 5 3/4" I can't fault, so I'm going with this size. Going up a size after the 5 1/2" hasn't really made too much difference to my other measures either, so I'm happy.
Just have to wait for the tube to arrive, but I can start on the cone in the meantime.
Last edited by eagle1; Aug 14, 2012 at 7:45 AM.
Listen to me you should. Smart-ass ******* am I. Mmm!
Seriously, I'm kind of glad to hear that because I just couldn't get it to work at 5.5, not that I was playing with hardware, but it just seemed strange vs. the pics.
Good catch on the Koolshade, glad I landed some of the old stuff!
Now...let's talk about that overall hull diameter some more...
Nah, your'e fine Martyn, smart ****s welcome. After a good week of hard study of the tube & the donors, 5 3/4" is it for me.
Really you could go on & on studying this area probably coming up with different discrepencies, but at the end of the day, if it all fits, go with it, as I will
I'm happy though I spent the time checking everything just to be sure, only loss is the 5 1/2" tube I cut & the time for the new tube to arrive. Less headache for you guys too when you build yer own cockpits
As for overall dimensions, I make these as definate:
Turret base = 292.1mm (11.5")
Turret top = 279.4mm (11")
Mandible pits = 3"
Tentatively I make the overall length 1629mm (64.13" or 5' 4.1") & the extreme diameter 1207mm (47.5").
Hope you dont mind, but I have been plugging in your numbers to my spread sheet I had done a few years ago for calculating corrections to my AMT model.
My spread sheet was measuring the difference between the AMT falcon and printed plan view photos of the 5 footer. After measurments were done I took the average difference and applied that figure to areas I could not measure accuratley, to give me corrections to make on the AMT. Which apart from the side walls and cockpit, was rather consistant.
Having applied your figures to my spread sheet, I get a consistant 5.9 to 6 x difference in my A4 plan view measurments accross all your measurments apart from the total length (1629mm). Which is much greater. I know I have never taken into account the shortening in the photo's, but if I make all your figures consistant with what I had, it comes to just on 1560mm.
Just thought I would mention it.
Hey Ozzy, plug away mate, all findings on dimensions are welcome.
The dimensions on length & diameter I have stated are very tentative so please don't take them as gospel.
Really, as Wayne said, & is very true, each section needs to be built first, either as a mock-up or finished section as much as possible. Only then when brought together as a whole will the final dimensions be apparent. For a subject as large & complex as the Falcon I agree this is the best method.
It's five foot... What's the problem????
I suppose one could just cut the kit parts down to fit!!!!
Yeah, let's just make it 5' & cut all the donors to fit!.
I better duck though when the lynch mob hunts me down, blaming me for their parts not fitting right
Just shorten your wankel.... As they say.
Geez, you guys are just sick
I have two wankels.
i recently starting on modeling this one in 3d myself, i havnt done much more than start on some of the kit parts, but maybe this will help a little?
i did a little plan work on one of the top down pics, and sized it to match a 5/75" tube. the 'lil blue circles are my best guess of where the camera is, and the crosshairs are where i think its pointing, but the dims come out really, really close to what you earlier posted when using a 5.75" base measure:
Hi Stu, congrats on starting your build!
Excellent work on those dims you've been working on! I haven't had the time to check my dims to help you out I will as soon as I have some spare time.
This thread is going to be epic
Really looking forward to your input, if it wasn't for yourself & all the other Falcon nutters out there I wouldn't have even considered it.
The info that has come out over the last couple of years is staggering & has made a build possible for me.
We need a wankel t-shirt.