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    Moebius jupiter rc model

    I don,t know if im posting in the right form area or not?Anyway here goes.I have been into RC boats and airplanes all my life.I always liked science fiction models.I brought a Moebius Jupiter to kit a while back.I changed the top saucer half to look more like the four foot model used on the show.This included raising the port hole by the entrance door 1/8 of a inch.The view port was also changed,by adding a strip of plastic to the top of the view port.A mold was made of the top saucer half.I then pulled a new fiberglass top hull from the mold.This gave me a more of a sturdy top saucer half to work with.I then added RC sliding blast shields,and a rc working entrance door.I want to do more as in time.Anyway here are a few pictures of the build.Hope you enjoy them.
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    RE: Moebius jupiter rc model

    Awesome. Now just figure out how to make it fly!

    skeeter
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    RE: Moebius jupiter rc model

    Thanks for the nice complements on the jupiter 2 build, skeeter ca I wish that I could make it fly! I had a idea of building a launch scene with the jupiter 2 powering up, windrow shields closing, and lifting with the gear going up, with sound and lights. My idea was to build a armature in the model and by using a power unit to lift the model up a couple of feet,and then slowley turn the model to the right,to start the flight.Everything would be made in a self contained box to hide the working lift parts.Just a idea for now,so I will have to think this project out.

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    RE: Moebius jupiter rc model

    Its been awhile since I place a update on the jupiter 2 build.With the rc entry door done,and front windrow shields made to move by rc,it was time for the rc landing grear.I won,t get into the mechanics of the working gear right now,but if some of you want more detail on this rc working landing gear,I will post more imformation.I wanted to make the system made to work with the original interior provided with the kit.With a lot of thought,I wanted just a simple system.that would not cost a arm and leg to build.I just wanted to build the legs to retract into the hull with a nice flush fit in the leg wells.I left the working legs covers idea alone.I just wanted to make the legs to fit nice into the hull when they were power up.I made new brass leg struts for the landing pads.I then used Robart hinges to let the pod legs move up and down to fit on the ground and move into the wells with a flush fit. I molded strut sliding brackets to keep the struts into the right position,when working.I then designed a pulley system to put the legs up.When the servo moves back down,the legs fall nicely down into the the landing postion by there own weight.Anyway with some tuning of the retract system,it turned out to work really nice Hope you readers enjoy the pictures.The system is not fancy,but works for me.I,ll post more imformation later.
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