Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BruceA

Lambda engines in pre-flight testing....

17 posts in this topic

Is it just me or do people never unfurl the wings from the shuttle all the way? It's the only thing I've had a complaint about in this game.

The problem is that the wings are so much wider than the base, and at just the right level to clip the pegs of every ship around you.

At least, it's a problem for some people. Personally, I fly my Lambda around making whooshing noises and cackling as my enemies fall before me as wheat before a scythe.

@OP: great work. Would you consider a bit of a tutorial for the modeling-ignorant among us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw one guy in a tournament put his on three pegs so it wouldn't clip people. Personally I just lift one wing up to let ships by and put it down again when they pass. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I fly mine with double pegs and the wings down, except when passing ships.  Then one wing is moved for dramatic effect.  :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or do people never unfurl the wings from the shuttle all the way? It's the only thing I've had a complaint about in this game.

It bothers the heck outta me, too.

As for it being too wide, I put it on epid bases a lot of the time. Same size, but it stands much higher and I don't have to worry about the stability of it being on 3 pegs (they seem to get kinda weak after two, I've had them start cracking at that height)

 

Plus, mine are superglued into pairs because of cracks. So three is no longer an option

Khyros likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or do people never unfurl the wings from the shuttle all the way? It's the only thing I've had a complaint about in this game.

The earlier runs seemed to have had a problem with the wings being really hard to move and people were super worried about breaking them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10526109_815971621755883_651103182466637

 

10544394_815971715089207_606571362291251Lambda shuttle work in progress -  bit more wiring and the switch to connect, then a quick paint-job. happy with it so far though!

Looks great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or do people never unfurl the wings from the shuttle all the way? It's the only thing I've had a complaint about in this game.

The earlier runs seemed to have had a problem with the wings being really hard to move and people were super worried about breaking them

I found a drop of a silicon lubricant goes a long way to help the wings out.. I have 3 and they all swing very nicely.

I hit each of the 4 'hinge' areas.. just a little works fine..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it just me or do people never unfurl the wings from the shuttle all the way? It's the only thing I've had a complaint about in this game.

The earlier runs seemed to have had a problem with the wings being really hard to move and people were super worried about breaking them

Yeah, mine only go down so far due to the way it was molded. . Between that and the disruption during a furball, I just leave my wings up most games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10526109_815971621755883_651103182466637

 

10544394_815971715089207_606571362291251Lambda shuttle work in progress -  bit more wiring and the switch to connect, then a quick paint-job. happy with it so far though!

 

Nice work! I was considering levering off the bottom of mine too,  but it's being stubborn, so I'm on the fence about risking it. Are you using a coin cell and 3V lights? Did you manage to fit everything inside, or are you putting the guts in the base and just embedding the lights? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0