Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MOC: Technic B-25 Mitchell WIP Part 1

Well I finally started work on my next Technic aircraft, A B-25 Mitchell. It's going to be a similar size to my Technic Spitfire and mostly the same type of functions. The planned functions I have at the moment are:

  • Both engines powered by a PF XL motor each.
  • Working ailerons, elevator and rudder all controlled from the cockpit.
  • Working Landing gear powered by a PF M motor.
  • Working Landing flaps also powered by a PF M motor.
  • Working turrets.
I've so far built part of the left engine bay with the landing gear leg and the basic structure of the center of the main fuselage. First a couple of pictures of the engine bay:

Next up is the section of main fuselage I've built so far:

I'm not sure how long this MOC is going to take as I don't currently have all the pieces needed and affording them is going to be interesting to say the least but I will try and finish it before the end of the year hopefully.

And thats it for now, Hopefully I'll have another update for you around this time next week.

Monday, June 9, 2014

MOC: Technic Spitfire

Well it's been just over six months but I've finally finished my Technic Spitfire. This has been one of the largest and most time consuming builds I've done and I'm glad I've finally finished it to be honest. First a bit of info about it:

Wingspan: 90cm
length: 86cm
Propeller diameter: 29cm
Motorised Engine and Propeller.
Motorised Landing Gear.
Working Rudder, Elevator, and ailerons controlled from the cockpit.

Now we move on to the pictures. First up a few different view of it overall.

Next up a close up of all the functions and interesting bits.

A close up of the propeller so you can see the design a bit better. I'm quite pleased with how this turned out.

A close up of the engine and XL motor that drives the engine and propeller.
The final gear ratio is 5.001:1.

The left side is for the ailerons and the right side is the landing gear.

Close up of the M motor that powers the landing gear.

Close up of the control surface control system.

The tail section. This was a bit of a pain to get right.

The rear of the tail section.

The original way I did this was with gears but that made the Elevators way to loose so I came up with this instead.

A close up of the landing gear down.

A close up of inside the Cockpit.

A view from the cockpit as if you where sitting in it.
Next up a couple of pictures with the landing gear up.

Finally a video of all the functions.

And thats it. I hope you like it. :)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

MOC: Nebulon B frigate rendered in POV-Ray.

Hello all. Here is the latest progress of my Nebulon B frigate that i am making in MLCAD and rendering in POV-Ray. The first picture is the earliest version and the last picture is the latest version. Couldn't of guessed that one could you?:) On with the pictures. oh and i will be uploading higher resolution pictures soon and you will be able to find them through the link under these pictures.

From NBF

Here you can see i've done most of the rear engine section and most of the middle section as well.

From NBF

In this one i've added the basic shape of the front section as well as a bit more to the rear section.

From NBF

As you can see here i've done the top section of the front section.

From NBF

Finally we have the latest version of it. as you can see in i've done most of the front wing. It's just adding the rest of the detail now which is the hardest part. I'll be posting some more angles of it soon so look out for them. And thats it. Till next time.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MOC: Technic Spitfire WIP Part 6

Well after another month I finally have another update to this build. (Which is taking way longer than I planned.) I've gotten quite a bit of progress done since last time but there's still a bit more to do.

First up I've done quite a bit of the tail section since last time. I've added the tail fin as well as the rudder control surface although the elevators are proving to be a bit tricky. The current way I have to control them isn't really working at all so I need to come up with a better way to do that. If anyone has any ideas feel free to suggest them.

Looking a bit more like it should now isn't it?
The wings have also been worked on and are now pretty much at there full wingspan which at the moment is about 89cm or about 35 inches. The ailerons have also been added and they actually work quite well.

The entire left or right wing depending on which way you look at it.
Both of the mechanisms for the landing gear and ailerons.
I've also built and added the propeller which I think turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Also looks quite good when spinning but you'll have to wait for the video to see that.
Finally a view of the overall progress I've made. Really starting to look like a Spitfire now isn't it? One last thing is that I've also put in the M motor for the landing gear just in front of the IR receiver. Forgot to take a close up picture of that.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MOC: Technic Spitfire WIP Part 5

Another update. Finally...

Yes it's been over a month since my last update but I now should have all the pieces to finish it. Progress should hopefully be a bit quicker now.

I've replaced the wheels to a slightly bigger pair as the other ones where a bit to small. I quite like the look of these. I've also added a bit more to the wings.

I've improved the tail a bit as well so it's now a bit stronger.

I've also added a bit more to the rear elevators.

The cockpit windscreen has finally been added.

And finally an overall picture of my progress. I'm also planning on motorising the landing gear if I can fit the M motor in which I should be able to do.

Monday, January 20, 2014

MOC: Technic Spitfire WIP Part 4

Just a small update today. I've worked a bit more on the rear section where the elevators and rudder are going to go and I've added the tail wheel as well.

I've also done the landing gear. Hopefully It will stand up to the weight.

Landing gear up.
Landing gear down.
And finally the overall progress so far.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MOC: Technic Spitfire WIP Part 3

Another update today. Been working on it quite a bit the past couple of days so I've got quite a bit done. First I added the main section of the tail and started work on the elevator and rudder section.

I've also changed the engine section quite a bit as well. With the M motor powering the engine and propeller it wasn't going as fast as I would have liked so I decided to swap out the M motor with a XL motor and gear it up a bit more. The speed is much better now. Also because of the extra power it has now I'm going to have to control it via the variable speed IR controller.

Finally a overall shot of my progress. Not sure where I'm going to put this when I've got the wings on.