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Ash_uk1
02-06-2009, 12:05 AM
i need help with a door idea ive got. ive try`d it but it never worked right. so i need some sugestions heres some diagrams i drew of my idea


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-14-14.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-14-41.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-15-04.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-15-19.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/WedFeb0421-28-55.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/WedFeb0421-28-40.jpg


the idea is as the piston moves to the left the door folds open and then the piston holding that up moves down and to close it the piston moves back up and then the piston moves to the right. but as the piston is full extended it just collapses


ill try and get a video up and show you whats goin wrong

The Comedian
02-06-2009, 04:33 AM
i need help with a door idea ive got. ive try`d it but it never worked right. so i need some sugestions heres some diagrams i drew of my idea


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-14-14.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-14-41.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-15-04.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/FriFeb0600-15-19.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/WedFeb0421-28-55.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l201/Ash_uk1/WedFeb0421-28-40.jpg


the idea is as the piston moves to the left the door folds open and then the piston holding that up moves down and to close it the piston moves back up and then the piston moves to the right. but as the piston is full extended it just collapses


ill try and get a video up and show you whats goin wrong

ok i think i know what you're trying to do here. you want the door to open by being slowly lifted up and hinged on some other part of the ship (or whatever) like this:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=272&pictureid=2223

or are you trying to get a roof to like accordion fold to one side.

Trap_T
02-06-2009, 04:43 AM
ahhh I know what you want to do...
I'll look into it later today.. (12:43AM at the moment.. so like 14 hours later ;p)

Ash_uk1
02-06-2009, 09:48 AM
ok i think i know what you're trying to do here. you want the door to open by being slowly lifted up and hinged on some other part of the ship (or whatever) like this:


i cant see the picture but yeah u kinda get the idea

video of it coming later.

Ash_uk1
02-06-2009, 06:45 PM
anyone had any luck with this

Trap_T
02-06-2009, 07:13 PM
actually I'm not really sure what you want anymore lol...

I thought I knew yesterday night.. but I guess I was asleep X_X

Elbee23
02-08-2009, 01:31 PM
I haven't tried this, but it looks like an accordian effect to me. Pistons ignore other objects, so you could bolt the bits together into a lose straight zigzag than attach a piston to one end and have it go back to the other side. Contracting the piston should (in theory) cause the bits to collapse back on themselves.


Like this, but straighter:

/\/\/\/\/\/\

To this:
|||||||

I hope that makes sense, and that I have understood what you are trying to do. Just don't have it dead straight when it's fully extended or it might bend back funny.

Ash_uk1
02-08-2009, 03:22 PM
yeah your right ive been trying to get it perfectly straight but cant, ive even try`d using springs to get them to fold back the way i want them to but still no luck. so now ive scrapped the idea. heres a video of what i was trying to get the door to work on

YouTube - space shuttle replica on lbp


any sugestions on a better door systerm would be greatfully appreciated

Callahan90
02-08-2009, 03:46 PM
I'm not sure but I believe if you use one thick plane and a flat plane, you can use wobble bolts which are connect to the flat plane which are connected with a rod to another flat plane of the next part which is connected with a wobble bolt to a solid line or w/e.

Like this:

Layer 1=a Flat Layer 1=b Wobble Bolt=w Rod=r Things in brackets mean in the same spot

aaaa(abw)r(abw)aaaa(abw)r(abw)aaaa

Hope this helps.

Will.