AAV Drop Ship

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yuumi2891103

Master Member
Thanks for your kind words, my friends. :notworthy:
Now I'm back to normal operation.:D

Here's the small progress of the last 2 days.

I've been working on the gear-down mechanisms.

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This part will be finished soon.

Thanks for looking,

katsu
 

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Hagoth

Sr Member
So glad you are back to normal operation!
Those gear drivers are sweet. Always amazing to see simple household articles become tech hardware.
 

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joberg

Master Member
Landing gear and stance of the whole drop ship is cool (y) (y) Noticed that the real landing gears are touching the side of the vehicle:unsure:
I'm sure that could be fixed. Eager to see your next update Katsu-san:notworthy::notworthy:
 

yuumi2891103

Master Member
It is always nice to take some time off


Those landing gear look awesome

Very cool to see the APC under there

Thank you, Analyzer-san!

Landing gear and stance of the whole drop ship is cool (y) (y) Noticed that the real landing gears are touching the side of the vehicle:unsure:
I'm sure that could be fixed. Eager to see your next update Katsu-san:notworthy::notworthy:

Aghhh!! ... No sweat.
I didn't put the fixture for the claw on top of the roof. So the ship will be about 1/3 inch higher. Not the wide gap but it will be OK.
I will test fit them again later.

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By the way, I think I need to change the thin coil springs inside the landing gear strut to a bit stronger one. So that the ship could hold the appropriate height. Maybe a spring of the ballpoint pen or I will make some if it's still weak.
Thanks for the close looking at my model. :notworthy:

Very nice execution and deployment of that landing gear! Give a nice image of the AAV loading sequence.

Thank you very much, Hagoth-san!

I will fix some issues and adjust the gears and post the results in a couple of days.

Thank you very much, my friends!

katsu
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
By the way, I think I need to change the thin coil springs inside the landing gear strut to a bit stronger one. So that the ship could hold the appropriate height. Maybe a spring of the ballpoint pen or I will make some if it's still weak.

In metalsmithing, we used to harden silver, brass, and bronze wire by heating it until it was red hot, then quenching it in water

That caused it to retain it's shape better without bending as easily. It might help in creating more support for homemade springs
 

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yuumi2891103

Master Member
In metalsmithing, we used to harden silver, brass, and bronze wire by heating it until it was red hot, then quenching it in water

That caused it to retain it's shape better without bending as easily. It might help in creating more support for homemade springs
Thanks for your kind tips! Yes, I did heat up the 0.8 mm thin piano wire with my gas burner but it was broken when I tried to coil it. Maybe my heat control was not good enough or anything. :unsure: Then I found that it doesn't need to heat up if I use 0.5 mm piano wire. And I got a one with good tensioning. :D

Wrap with 0.5 mm piano wire around 3 mm screw bolt to make a coil spring.

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So, I made whole new landing gears.

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Thanks for looking!
And again, thank you Analyzer-san!
katsu
 

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