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  1. #201

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    Thanks for the replies.....

    Back On Track:

    Things are looking up now that I am back on track.

    Below we se the first of eight trunnion mounts in place ready to receive the cylinders and piston rod ends with what I hope will be sufficiently robust to stand the torque to which they will be subjected (In the real world).
    https://i.imgur.com/zpFncXW.jpg


    Having worked around commercial aircraft for a good portion of my adult life one of the things I find in error about many of these Titan scrachbuilds is the lack of appreciating the forces imposed on the hydraulic actuators.....

    https://i.imgur.com/egRe4Wo.jpg


    The Boeing 747 in particular with it's four robust main landing gear filled me with awe on first seeing the tremendous machined components carved out of titanium ingots with their almost organic contours. The structures mimicking some antediluvian monster's skeleton.
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  2. #202

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    Obsessive Compulsive Roll:

    "You snooze you lose." as the saying goes. Last night while watching youtube and reading science articles I lost myself in autonomic reflex mode. Low and behold this morning I awoke to find my output was far greater than I thought.

    https://i.imgur.com/VyhVIgu.jpg


    Apparently I quadrupled my work in a night doing what would ostensibly 'by rote.' My mother was capable of this absentminded production as well. She could knit an afghan blanket whilst watching TV and be completely oblivious to the process.

    Anyway the result seen here is a small portion of the entire Titan but eventually would have had to have been done and I'm glad it is but it's unnerving to have no memory of the process.

    https://i.imgur.com/84E7pMe.jpg


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  3. #203

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    They do look good. Your attention to detail is impressive.
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  4. #204

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    Weapons Mount Detail; Now It Can Be Explained:

    Now that I have the Engineering levels side walls complete I can proceed with the yoke mounts with the hydraulic cylinder attach points.

    https://i.imgur.com/uiO8LM0.jpg


    I am missing something on the detail as it appears the attach points have a circular rack and pinion system that allows the weapons to rotate as the yoke arm is raised and lowered. This came to me last night as I studied the drawing for the umpteenth time where it all came clear and the hydraulic system while seemingly unnecessary does have a purpose.

    https://i.imgur.com/oclY04e.jpg


    Hidden beneath the deck above the yoke must have an second hinge point that allows it to be raised and lowered by the hydraulic cylinders. The necessity for which or what ever reason I cannot fathom but it does explain much of the detail in the 3D image.

    https://i.imgur.com/TOyNVBi.jpg


    Elevating and lowering the main weapons say a few meters cannot make that much difference when they are mounted 30 to 40 meters off the ground to my mind but the artist included it in his design and so shall I but I'll eschew the capacity of movement on my model.

    It does make for some interesting detail and detail is what 'tis all about when you come down to it.
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  5. #205

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    Maybe they are to the tuck the arms in for transport onboard the titan dropships.
    Last edited by Haighus; 11-12-2017 at 06:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
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    https://youtu.be/Wp8-UbRISZ4

    Quote Originally Posted by Haighus View Post
    Maybe they are to the tuck the arms in for transport onboard the titan dropships.
    Y'know, it does look like each arm could have its own hinge point in the shoulder for that kind of mechanism. Sorry, Blackadder. More work.
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  7. #207

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    SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform;

    As we approach the main armament mount ( A bit earlier than I intended. It would be a good idea to make sure the the 'guns' clear the hip joints.) there has been some speculation as to the functionality of the yoke arm hydraulic system.

    I did some research into 'SARP Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform' and found some interesting tidbits.

    First of all the SARP appears to be a linear system i.e. in line with the gun barrel

    Linear Elevation/Stabilization Drive:


    so this eliminates the hydraulics as a gyroscopic stabilizer as the arm is perpendicular to the barrels besides raising the whole arm is much too massive an undertaking for something as sensitive as ground affect stablization. The hydraulics of that size could not respond quick enough.

    Second there has been some criticism of the trunnion mount of the main gun. Accidentally or purposefully the author's (Joazzz) trunnion mount works well with the stabilizer system:



    albeit sufficiently built up to Emperor Titan scale.
    and so we're back to the intended purpose of the Hydraulic actuated arm.

    I have really got to get a life.
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  8. #208

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    A week Of Detailing:

    A week of detailing and while gratifying that so much was accomplished now that it is all back together it doesn't seem like all that much.

    This first image shows the Yoke detail where the hydraulics will mount on the arm extenders.

    https://i.imgur.com/voFYSFG.jpg


    Pretty much the same shot from a lower angle.

    https://i.imgur.com/QJnu0Rn.jpg


    A quarter view showing the front yoke arm detail that required so much time for the actual amount of dressing up required.

    https://i.imgur.com/4tELqEZ.jpg


    A 3/4 view of the left interior to show where the three maintenance/engineering decks will be and the reactor deck. I haven't worked that out yet.

    https://i.imgur.com/JqiMoam.jpg


    Finally a right 3/4 view showing off the weapon arm rack gear to it's best advantage and the sloppiness of my mancave/workshop.

    https://i.imgur.com/hEkrwRJ.jpg


    Time for a celebratory cognac and coffee.
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  9. #209

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    Finally:

    Now that the yoke is roughed out I can devote time to the interior levels of the engineering decks. A spot dear to my heart as I am a frustrated engineer or at least pretend to be on the internet.

    Below is the slide out deck of the first engineering level cut and ready to insert into the lower hull.


    https://i.imgur.com/ElZ4BTy.jpg


    And that deck temporarily in place for adjustment.

    https://i.imgur.com/TMargRP.jpg


    I plan to have the Fusion Reactor on these levels as in my Warlord which will take up the lion's share of the space. There will be one sub deck, three engineering decks and an egress to the command bridge (head) plus the altar and various religious accoutrements to the Omnissiah.
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  10. #210

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    Jeez What a Mess:

    All the sub components are just locked in place with interlocking tabs and while I know where the pieces actually go, the stability of the structures is tenuous at best.

    Below we see the inner levels decks 2 through 4 deck 1 being done earlier this Summer. Decks 3 and 4 frame the yoke and have yet to receive their floors.

    https://i.imgur.com/yVbqA9Z.jpg


    I have not worked out how they will be removable and how the neck will intersect with the third deck flooring. Some sort of bull nosed staircase I imagine. It will all look rather techish and decadent as befitting a titan interior but I have plans for an altar structure with attendant priests as in the Warlord.

    https://i.imgur.com/hJtQNPy.jpg


    Above we see looking down at deck 2 and the two angled walls that will support the yoke and underside of the superstructure deck again rather sparsely connected without glue or screws so it all appears quite a jumble at the moment.

    https://i.imgur.com/nnHxaDO.jpg


    The side view looking rather cleaner.

    https://i.imgur.com/fr57fNz.jpg


    With the superstructure deck reinstalled the whole thing begins to tie together (Note that the jaw has disconnected for the visor) but all the rest of the components locking into their respective locations with barely a millimeter discrepancy that I can measure. Much of the precision purely by luck I assure you.

    https://i.imgur.com/zUVImBa.jpg


    And the right side view of this hodgepodge.
    Last edited by Blackadder; 11-24-2017 at 08:03 PM.
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