Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Redesign Allready!!!

The post below is a good example of why everyone should check my blog for updates.
The lift was not working as smooth as I wanted, So I started over.
I didn't understand how the bearings worked inside the slide until I slept on it.
The bearing have to float inside the slides for a smooth flow. I had restricted the bearing from floating and it was stiff.
I also had it setup so that only 1 slide provided movement and that was another mistake. Now there are 2 slides in motion, 1 moves 4 inches and the other moves 3 inches. The Periscope itself is 6-1/2 inches tall, So I will clear the dome at the top by 1/2 inch. As I tweak the setup I may get more height out of the Periscope.
More to come.


R2D2 Fett said...

Sounds like quite a challenge! I hope you get it sorted out!!!!!!!!!!!


Calvin Thomas said...

Thanks Jason,
I have it all done except fot the drive motor and I got some of it together today.

How's the baby doing?
And is your wife OK?

Sorry I have'nt been talking much, I'm trying to finish R2 and helping Brenda with R3. We were invited to be part of MegaCon this coming year and I'd like to have both droids moving.
So, Work Work Work is all I've been doing.

John Barrett said...

Sweet Job man!!! I just recently sold my periscope, I didnt really need it yet. I will probably go with one of Keith's resin ones later. I hope you gt it right where you want it. Looks like hard work!!!

And Jason!!!!!! Congrats man!!!! I had no idea. I'll shoot you an email. I havent talked to you guys in a while...sorry about that!!!


R2D2 Fett said...

Can't wait to see it in action!!

Thanks and wife are good. Man that kid likes to poop..then get new diaper..then pee while I'm changing him..then get new diaper then throw up..then get changed again!

We are tired...wife mostly! Kiddo likes to stay up all night and sleep all day. I've been getting up with our 2 year 7am. Tiring but easier than being up every night with a newborn.

Going to see Clone Wars tomorrow!! Break will be nice.

Hey check out my blog guys! I have that secret project there for you guys to see (you know last little surprise).