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Cool huh, I can simply deploy my ships' cannons with a remote, I can't afford making a complete ship with this feature now though, I got too many other things going on at the moment.
There's still one big problem: the battery box.
It's so big there's hardly any room on a ship to hide it I could buy a new rechargeable batterybox (they are smaller and more System-adapted) but still it would be very difficult to find a good spot to place it.
The mechanics are pretty simple here, I needed a simple construction because of the limited space in the prefab hulls.
Right now the cannons are at the same height and offset but it is pretty possible to differ in height and offset, making this construction alos useful for more complicated shapes of ships.
My first thought when testing this was to gear it down, thing is, there's not exactly a lot of space for reduction gears
I could consider installing this feature on a costum hull but then again I'll have a hard time making the hull sturdy enough to hold it.
Anyway, what do you think ?
When I originally posted this I thought I had invented something unique for lego pirate ships.
Recently however I came upon an old creation from EB-member SlyOwl that featured a similar mechanism,
Check out his ship, the Maeve Aulsebrook for more.
Edited by Sebeus I, 06 January 2014 - 09:28 PM.