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Motorized 1/72 VF-1J Prometheus Flight Deck

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The last gear on the Prometheus Flight Deck! 

I would appreciate your comments and feedback.

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I wanted to congratulate you on such an incredible project, great job!! I simply can't believe how much detail you've put into each stage of this build.

Thank you for sharing it!!! :)

Shawn

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Hi Shawn, Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it.

Bit by bit, it's starting to come together. 

 

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Wow, superb job!!!

Can't wait for the final video!

Great job!

 

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Thanks guys. She is up! Lots more to do, but we're getting there. 

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That's a great looking dio! Great kit and scratch work.

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Looks GREAT!

Was just about to ask "why the door?" when I remembered the base the aircraft sits on is the elevator.  Makes you wonder why "real" aircraft carriers don't use this approach.  Seems like it'd potentially save a lot of space.  Though, I'm guessing space is the reason it exists, as it's likely to be a design choice for making sure it holds atmostphere when it's, you know, in space.  A big rolling door would be perfect for that when the elevator is lowered.

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Thanks mickyg. Glad you passed by.

21 hours ago, mickyg said:

"why the door?"

1. Because I thought it would be cool B)), and I like gimmicks. It is fan fiction, but looking closely at the TV line art, those valk elevators seem to be closed. Maybe someone has other line art examples.

2. Theoretically, its an "airlock". Only you and I know it's just a garage door roller.

3. A sliding airlock would be better, but would double the width of the deck... it has to slide somewhere, right? So a roller was the only option for me.

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That's looking awesome Arbit! Did you use reed valves in place of micro switches for your electrical door "stops"? I didn't add any stops to my "garage door," but think it will prevent something from being broken. Better be safe than lazy and break something I can't easily fix after its painted. - MT

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3 hours ago, MechTech said:

That's looking awesome Arbit! Did you use reed valves in place of micro switches for your electrical door "stops"? I didn't add any stops to my "garage door," but think it will prevent something from being broken. Better be safe than lazy and break something I can't easily fix after its painted. - MT

Hi Mechtech. Thanks for visiting!

Yes, I used reed switches for the roller. You can see in the previous images how I placed them, and the big ol' magnet is on the exterior of the door. 

I had to test them carefully for placement to ensure they contact before mounting. Also, the pins of the switches tend to break off the body of the reed switch, so I strengthened them with epoxy.

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I finished mounting the valk base to the elevator lift. I made a clam shell for the valk base with all its electronics for light and sound.  It seals with magnets so I can get at it in the future. The clam shell is mounted on the scissor lift and will go up and down independently of the remaining electronics for the project.  I only have two sets of wires which come out the bottom of the clam shell for external power and wing motor control. So I can control the wings from the outside with bluetooth along with the other 3 motors in the project.

The set up inside the clam shell base is an Arduino Micro, speaker, amp, and SD Card, controlling 27 leds and sound in the valk and base.  I only need to access the base for reprogramming, but otherwise power and battery charging will be done from the outside with the lead wires out the bottom.

The rest of the Flight Deck project is controlled by a second arduino with bluetooth control of the 4 motors (Deflector, Door, Lift, and Wings), and is independent of the valk electronics. 

The two Arduinos will be turn on at the same time, with the valk's Arduino running a sound and light sketch, and the flight deck Arduino for 4 motors controlled separately by the bluetooth app.

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It just keeps getting better and better! Waitnig on a video with some good lighting to see all the details. These photos are nice and clean too. - MT

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This is absolutely incredible!!!! My only displeasure is that you didn t adhere to the vf_1j hikaru schemes

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It's looking fantastic!

What is the ultimate set-up going to look like?

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3 hours ago, Gatsu said:

This is absolutely incredible!!!! My only displeasure is that you didn t adhere to the vf_1j hikaru schemes

Thanks Gatsu. No worries, I left that scheme for you to do B))

7 minutes ago, Thom said:

It's looking fantastic!

What is the ultimate set-up going to look like?

Thanks Thom. Since you asked, I am working on the exterior box and interior elevator shaft. Sheets of styrene will enclose the box. This is more like carpentry than modeling, and I'm no carpenter :huh:

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Finished the internal elevator box.  It also provides additional support for the flight deck.

The elevator shaft should be a bit bigger based on the line art, but I had to sacrifice to fit the project in the flight deck.

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