daniele, on 19 July 2012 - 06:41 PM, said:
Ok, but I think the left one is impossibile to build
There's no way you can build due to two black pins.
Yes, you are right. Thanks! They would of course have to be replaced with "long pin with stop bush
But as I said it was only built on CAD because there was a lack of parts...
SNIPE, on 19 July 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:
You could try this, it is as small as I could get it using 4 planet gears (they are not really planet gears BTW, they are bevel [used in my model]/double sided bevel [used in your model])
You can use the holes on the grey half of the turntable or the axles to attach it to the model if used in one.maybe different turntables can be used depends on if you want it to be thinner, the bevel gears are a bit fiddly to get in, the turntable is easy to open up you just have to lever it open when you do one time it will stay open a little then you move along a little then do the same again and it will open, I used a small flat head screwdriver (the watchmaker type).fo best results, you want to make sure that the bevel gear that is floating in there is not overhanging, it has to be in line with the one opposite as if it was on one of those tiny pins.
First, your diff doesn't have 4 planet gears... only two, and besides, the second one is not supported by a central pin, and thus almost no stronger than a normal diff. Bevels are a common name for both planet and solar gears (ref Wikipedia, see illustration on left side
), and my diff has a total of 6 bevels, 4 planet gears and two sun gears.
SNIPE, on 19 July 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:
you can dismantle it, there there is a slight cutout on the holes of the turntable and the grey support rings that let's you see part of the axle, put a small Flathead screwdriver in ther and lever it while pushing down on the axle eventually it will push out enough to be able to grab the end
No, you can't. There is a "pin with axle end" on one side of the "Axle and Pin Connector #2", and a 3 stud axle on the other. It's the 3 stud axle that makes the problem. It can how ever be removed using the techniques described her, with a needle or by drilling a hole. But I would rather not have to do it that way...
The problem still is the same. Can anybody come up with a more compact/elegant solution for a diff with 4 planet gears? I'm back home on Monday, and will work more on the problem then.
Thanks for all the replays so far.
We are traveling through time, forward... That is an amazing prospect.