Landing Gear

Been working on breaking the landing gear drawings down into the component parts. These should be fairly simple to construct.

The central tube will be about a 12″ diameter PVC pipe that will serve as the form for the reinforced concrete foundation pillars.

[UPDATE] After doing some more load calculation these tubes may need to be more like 18″ diameter, which will be slightly out of scale, but necessary.

  1 comment for “Landing Gear

  1. Darth Humorous
    April 21, 2010 at 2:00 am

    The plans for the landing gear are based on the 80 foot set. Since you are scaling the ship up to 114 feet per Brown, the feet should be scaled up accordingly. Now, you may have already done so, but you were talking about a 12 inch tube, which is very close to the original landing gear plans. You did mention going to 18 inches for structural concerns. Perhaps you should scale the gear up accordingly to see what the tube diameter would actually be. You might be surprised.

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