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[TC14] Typhoon

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Hello guys,

my first time at a contest...

 

It possibly won't be done till the deadline, but that is not the problem, since i wanted to build something like this for a long time:

technical-park-amusement-rides-Typhoon-1

The prototype looks like this:

To-Do List:

  1. Decorate the seats
  2. Find a good color-scheme
  3. Build the arm

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To be continued

 

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Darn, you have "taken" my idea! (haha, not really- I was planning the same thing and started to lay some stuff out, but whatever, it's for fun.) Yours already looks better than anything I could build with my pieces, so I think I will reconsider what my idea will be. I am intrigued as to how you will do the pendular motion motorized.

Following with interest :thumbup:

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Thanks,

got a question for design.

 

Got two versions, one is more organized, one less. Which one do you think suits better?

Version 1:

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Version 2:

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I guess V1 looks most like the real thing, but personally I think I would add even more colors to the mix.

It looks great as it is already though :thumbup:

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5 hours ago, Rudivdk said:

I guess V1 looks most like the real thing, but personally I think I would add even more colors to the mix.

It looks great as it is already though :thumbup:

+1

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Have you thought about how you're going to make it functional? Especially (of course) the swinging motion? Any ideas how you will be tackling that? I think that's the biggest challenge.

If you have that, I'd also suggest putting a turntable between the "disk" and the vertical shaft, so that you can make the disk rotate. I believe this happens on the real rides too. (But maybe there's already a turntable there?)

Also, I think you could build at least a quarter of the disk in real, to see how "round" it ends up being. It would be a shame if you find yourself having tons of cool color schemes for a disk that doesn't fit or is not nicely circular.

But I think your digital versions seem really nice and the yellow-white works well here. Good work so far, curious where this will be heading :)

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@Erik Leppen

I don‘t think the motion will be a challenge, the only problem i see, is to make it very sturdy. 

If you look at the first picture, you can discover a small turntable, and a shaft :wink:

The circle is built with connectors (4107082), which are stabilizied with a sturdy construction. It was testet irl, and it works fine. 

But yes, you are right, i should probably start building the main structure before deciding on color schemes. I underrestimated the whole project. Thanks Erik :)

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