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Old 27-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #21
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Again I could use your eyes. Comments please. How do my cardboard cutouts look against the photo of the 11 foot discovery?
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Old 27-05-2009, 11:03 PM   #22
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I would suggest the first photo looks a bit better. The hexagonal engine opening seems a bit on the shallow side in the second photo.

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Old 28-05-2009, 06:27 AM   #23
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Thank you for the replays. JD I believe the picture is of the 11 foot model and the camera was at least 10-15 meter away. I tried to replicate this as best as possible, but as for the lens of the camera I tried to make it as telephoto as I could. As for the angle I put it up at 2 meters, and put the camera on the ground trying to simulate half the distance of the 11 foot ship. I think you are correct it may be just a tad bit to short. I will correct this in the final version.

Saturnapollo you have a good eye as I too think the hexagonal engine opening seems a bit on the shallow side. Unfortunately I can't change this part of the engine, and I do think it is ever so slightly to shallow. FYI the first and second pictures are one and the same just cut in half and flipped.

Here are the photos before I started messing around chopping things in half


I was trying to see what it looked like from a semitry point of view, and what it looked like from a "completing the picture" point of view. What do you guys think of the angles off of center of the cone facets and the fins/gussets. I think the lowest hex-cone needs to flair out a bit more and that would change the second hex-cone to a less flared out look witch may look more correct. Again thanks for the extra eyes and help.

Tim

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Old 28-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #24
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Looking good. It is maybe just a perception thing, but the cone directly behind the ring of oblate "things" looks to be too narrow at the wide base. Looks like it should be a bit wider which would lead to a lightly deeper angle leading towards the rear (I hope that's an understandable explanation ).

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Old 29-05-2009, 06:13 AM   #25
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Thanks guys for your observation. I am inclined to agree. I some times get to close to this project and after many hours I just can't see things straight. I think this is enough info for now to make a new pattern for the cardboard test design of the engine. Again thank you for all the GREAT input.

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