My Predator Gauntlet kit

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moki34

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This is a kit i boought off ebay recently; I've managed to work on these and somewhat complete the left gauntlet. It just needs some touching up but otherwise it's upon completion. However, I've run into a snag with the bladed gauntlet; I want to make it extend and retract but I'm having difficulty trying to devise some kind of spring loaded extension system to make it work but am having problems doing so. I'm not very knowledgable with springs, pulleys or what not so can anyone here through out some ideas to help me out? It would be greatly appreciated!!!

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moki34

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http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?sh...&start=1940[/url]

Elkman here makes a mechanism for the blade gaunt, check with him on it.

Where on ebay did you get the gaunts?

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Ei'luj
Hello Ei'luj, thanks for the info on the "party spot" here on the lair. As for the gauntlets, I bought them from a seller named tekkaman-predator on ebay. They came really rough and so far it's been abit rough working them down to where I have them; I've had to modify alot on both gauntlets to get them to be wearable. The left top piece came solid, I modified it to open. I cut throught the top with a dremel, then after sanding all the rough edges I added my own face plates and electronic mechanisms to better suit the look like in the movie. All in all it's been interesting to work on and the progress has been positive to say the least. I really just want to get the right one to extend, I don't mind having to push the blades back manually. If you can contact Elkman and forward him my info I'd really appreciate it. Thanks for contacting me, I look forward to keeping in touch.

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Elkman

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I thought I heard my ears tingling. I would have gotten back to you earlier, but I was at the premiere of Twilight: Eclipse. Edward and Jacob have a lot to teach me about monsters that I'd never be able to learn by watching any of the Predator, Godzilla, or Gamera movies.*

Anyway, here's the thread where I showed how I built my blade extension/retraction mechanism using the motor, gearing, and tracks from an old CD-ROM drive or two. I used a DPDT center-off switch to make the motor go in forward and reverse, so you'll be able to extend and retract the blades. I used a 12 volt battery to power them.

I'm planning to make more for sale. Since I made my own, I made some engineering improvements: I decided to build the mechanism on top of a flat plastic platform, and I'm casting copies of the track in plastic instead of flipping CD-ROM trays upside down in the future. I'm also thinking about finding a more powerful motor that would take less voltage, like a 3 volt hobby motor.

I'll reply to your PM. To build a blade mechanism for an existing gauntlet, I'd need to know how much room there is to work with inside the gauntlet, how far the blades are spaced apart, how much clearance there is on the bottom, and so on.

* OK, I lied. I wasn't at the premiere of Twilight. The only thing I could learn about monsters from that series is how much talking, teen angst, and indecision you can pack into a movie, as opposed to real monsters causing carnage and mayhem.
 

moki34

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I thought I heard my ears tingling. I would have gotten back to you earlier, but I was at the premiere of Twilight: Eclipse. Edward and Jacob have a lot to teach me about monsters that I'd never be able to learn by watching any of the Predator, Godzilla, or Gamera movies.*

Anyway, here's the thread where I showed how I built my blade extension/retraction mechanism using the motor, gearing, and tracks from an old CD-ROM drive or two. I used a DPDT center-off switch to make the motor go in forward and reverse, so you'll be able to extend and retract the blades. I used a 12 volt battery to power them.

I'm planning to make more for sale. Since I made my own, I made some engineering improvements: I decided to build the mechanism on top of a flat plastic platform, and I'm casting copies of the track in plastic instead of flipping CD-ROM trays upside down in the future. I'm also thinking about finding a more powerful motor that would take less voltage, like a 3 volt hobby motor.

I'll reply to your PM. To build a blade mechanism for an existing gauntlet, I'd need to know how much room there is to work with inside the gauntlet, how far the blades are spaced apart, how much clearance there is on the bottom, and so on.

* OK, I lied. I wasn't at the premiere of Twilight. The only thing I could learn about monsters from that series is how much talking, teen angst, and indecision you can pack into a movie, as opposed to real monsters causing carnage and mayhem.
Hello Elkman, I'm adding some pic's with the measurments so you can get a better look at the inner part of the gauntlet. Hopefully your device can and will fit inside the upper part of my gauntlet. Here are the pic's...This is the length, 7 3/4" inside
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Then the width at the outer widest part is 3 3/4"
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Then the inner width towards the top (upside down) is 2"
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Then, here are the blades; I've sanded them down some so they fit and slide easier through the inlets
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So this is the set
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Let me know if it'll work and get back to me when you can; I look forward to hearing from you. Take care my friend!
 
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rasta

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Hello Elkman, I'm adding some pic's with the measurments so you can get a better look at the inner part of the gauntlet. Hopefully your device can and will fit inside the upper part of my gauntlet. Here are the pic's...This is the length, 7 3/4" inside

Then the width at the outer widest part is 3 3/4"

Then the inner width towards the top (upside down) is 2"

Then, here are the blades; I've sanded them down some so they fit and slide easier through the inlets

So this is the set

Let me know if it'll work and get back to me when you can; I look forward to hearing from you. Take care my friend!
i thought of the die cast cars, the lancher. u press a button and its spring loaded and yea. heres the link to a pic http://www.disneystore.com/vehicles-rc-toy.../1258726/15056/
 
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