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PostSubject: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 4:10 am

Hi all,

I would need a picture to see how Kenner made the landaning gear working on a Tatooine Skiff. I dont have a Skiff myself and cant find any pictures in the net. Sad
So if you you have a picture from the opened underside that would be great!

I need it for a custom project of myself. I would like to built a similar landing gear for that, but I cant figure out how Kenner solved the problem that two "feet" move contrary as the one to the front while moved out with one hand gear :scratch:

Help is much appreciated!

Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 4:26 am

Not quite sure Wolff and it's a shame as, although I don't have a Skiff I did have the POTF II version which was the same mold, and I'd have been quite happy to even take aa look in side, but unfortunately I'm in the process of selling all my modern stuff off to a friend and that was one of the first pieces he took Sad
I can say that it wasn't the best mechanism, you used one of the levers on the deck and it brought down 2 legs from the back and 1 from the front, but they didn't stay in position unless you either put it on a hard surface or continued to hold the lever, if you let go then they began to retract back and quite significantly as well, not just a little bit, so obviously some spring mechanism being over worked???

Sorry can't say more than that really.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 4:41 am

Hey Alex,

thank you very much. Dont worry, I guess someone here certainly repaired one once (I hope at least). Of course pictures from the POTF2 would be also great.

I will improve it I guess. Wink I often heard that the Tatooine Skiffs not working well within time...though. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 5:48 am

I have mine sat on top a bunch of boxed up stuff at home, i'll see what I can figure out for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 5:50 am

@walkie wrote:
I have mine sat on top a bunch of boxed up stuff at home, i'll see what I can figure out for you.

That would be great. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 1:43 pm

The Y-Wing has a similar mechanism. If it is of any use, I have a spare body that I could open up & photograph for you?
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 2:16 pm

I had hoped that the patent would give detailed pics of the lever mechanism. But it doesn't. Sad

http://www.google.com/patents/USD277120

(click and press the 'view PDF' button)
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 1:00 am

@cantina_patron wrote:
The Y-Wing has a similar mechanism. If it is of any use, I have a spare body that I could open up & photograph for you?

ha.....didnt know that!! Shocked
If it has a similar mechanism this should also do it. If you could make pictures that would be awesome!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


@Marco: Wow...I didnt knew you can check the patents on those online. That is freaking cool!!! cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 1:57 am

Dare I ask what your building?
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@wbobafett wrote:
@cantina_patron wrote:
The Y-Wing has a similar mechanism. If it is of any use, I have a spare body that I could open up & photograph for you?

ha.....didnt know that!! Shocked
If it has a similar mechanism this should also do it. If you could make pictures that would be awesome!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I'll do it when I get in from work this evening. Very Happy
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@General Kahn wrote:
Dare I ask what your building?

Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear 640px-TOP_SECRET

lol! lol! lol! lol!
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@cantina_patron wrote:


I'll do it when I get in from work this evening. Very Happy

cheers cheers cheers

Thank you very much!
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 9:20 am

So I'm guessing Wolff is building a "TOP SECRET" sign with special landing gear. HAH!!! figured it out. hehe
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@kisstour03 wrote:
So I'm guessing Wolff is building a "TOP SECRET" sign with special landing gear. HAH!!! figured it out. hehe

Close....veeeeeery close..... :cool laugh:
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@wbobafett wrote:
@cantina_patron wrote:


I'll do it when I get in from work this evening. Very Happy

cheers cheers cheers

Thank you very much!

Hi Wolff, I've taken the Y-Wing apart & am in the process of photographing the landing gear mechanism. (I believe some explanation will also be required).

If the pictures I post are not clear enough, I'll be happy to post the ship to you so that you can have it in hand & analyse the mechanism in person. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 4:47 pm

Hi Wolff, I hope this may be of some help.

Lever on top of ship.
[img]Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Dscn6211[/img]

Back legs move vertically. As the lever is moved forward the pair of back legs are lowered.
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[img]Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Dscn6213[/img]

The front leg swings down through 90 degrees as the arms attached to the lever move forward. The front leg is held in place by the yellowed plastic.
[img]Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Dscn6214[/img]

Lever mechanism seen from above.
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Lever mechanism seen from the side with front leg in place
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Back leg.
[img]Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Dscn6219[/img]

Arm for back leg.
[img]Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Dscn6220[/img]

Front leg seen from behind.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeWed May 15, 2013 12:56 am

WOW Shocked

Some real effort!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!

(You will see some sneak preview pictures first for your incredible help Wink )

Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeWed May 15, 2013 1:50 am

I'm pleased the photos will be of some use to you Wolff, and I'll look forward to seeing the exclusive sneak preview photos. Wink

If I can be of any further assistance, let me know.
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Great pics, Steve. cheers

First time I see the inside of the Y-Wing with the landing mechanism.

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@Dr Dengar wrote:


Great pics, Steve. cheers

First time I see the inside of the Y-Wing with the landing mechanism.


One for PITT ?? (Project Inside The Toy) lol!

I still haven't been up my loft to fetch my skiff, i'm pants Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeWed May 15, 2013 10:26 am

This is going to be GREAT!!!!!! : )
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PostSubject: Re: Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear   Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Hi Wolff

Just wanted to see if these pics were of any use, didn't have a Skiff or a Y-Wing handy, but I did have an X-Wing to hand so I photographed the landing gear mechanism for you :

Need help. Pictures from Tatooine Skiff landing gear Sany1313

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Hope this helps chief Very Happy
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