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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:59 am 
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First time on a forum and first project, no drawings to work from, so I have just used pictures, what ever I can get from the web. I use Autocad for developing 2D to 3D models. The hull will be 3D printed with most of the superstructure cut from PVC foam sheets. Not really sure how accurate/complex the model will be, but here is the start.


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File comment: Printing
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File comment: Always like to see progress
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File comment: First pass at some finer details - needs some fine tuning
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File comment: Starting on superstructure
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File comment: It floats
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:18 am 
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Been a while since I posted, here is the latest update.

Starting to work on the main gun (looking at slew/elevation/recoil/sound/smoke puff).


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File comment: Starting to take shape and working out how I expected it to.
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File comment: Maybe jumping the gun here, but I want a missile launching system that work (to some degree) ideally the missiles will be wooden dowel or bamboo.
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File comment: This actually works, rubber bands and a timing cam - I now need to learn Arduino to program and make a circuit.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm 
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She's going to be huge! I really like the details you have added so far and will be following this one for sure. Keep up the great work!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:18 pm 
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Whoa, the work bench shot really gave us perspective! I loved the pool shot but didn’t realize even then how big it was. Nice work on getting the shapes down without drawings. You’ve a real talent there. Going to enjoy watching you build this!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:46 pm 
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Thank you, it's going to be a long process, all about how much detail I think. Challenging for sure.
Plan is to have:
- working stabilisation system with gyros
- Bow thruster
- main gun with elevation, slew and recoil with puff of smoke - may also put elevation stabilisation on barrel
- working VLS system using Arduino to trigger firing (I have no idea how to program), will use rolled paper missiles
- Working anchor system
- working collision avoidance system (radar/sonar - using ultrasonic senors etc Arduino, a long way off)
- GPS for way points, return to home etc
- cameras and FPV.
I have a lot of room for all this and more as I work through this project.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:43 pm 
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Wow. If this is your first build, I can't begin to imagine what the next one will look like.

Love the bridge deck and hangar. So crisp.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:00 pm 
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Very impressive! :thumbs_up_1:

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