Discussion in 'Community Creations' started by David184, Oct 17, 2013.
It looks like a Sun fish : >
This is the P-38 Lighting XL. Originally inspired by the WW2 fighter but has evolved a lot from that starting point. I have seen some amazingly detailed small ships posted here. They have inspired me to try and build one myself. I am very happy with how it turned out. The only thing that bugs me is the way the landing gear bugs out. If anyone has a suggestion on how I could do anything on this fighter better I would appreciate it. The first show shows the cockpit canopy raised up. The second is fight mode. The 3ed shot you can see all the maintenance doors. The 4th is from in the closed cockpit. I added one more screen and that is the reactor maintenance door.
I wanted detail but never liked the idea of a fighter having wires and pipes on the outside so I created maintenance panels so you can see some more detail.
The workshop link to the world file: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=439629214
Normally not really big on hugely modded stuff, but that cockpit wins you a danish.
Can you show your landing legs in a bit more detail? basically just the mechanism for how they work.
I was going to have a look at your ship on my pc but you have so many mods on your ship.
That is a world download so you do not have to find mods or anything. But yes I will get some more shots. Ok I loaded up some shots of the landing gear. I have it locked in place with the gear and a magpad. The gear seems to compress back into the piston. Then it will break off the ship.
@LordAlexkog That was happening to me before, I would turn sharply and the piston would snap inside the ship.. I don't really use mod parts so I don't know how those landing legs act, And the vanilla pistons seem to have been changed recently so they don't snap anymore, at least that is the case for me.
You are using a mod piston?
ohh.. It looks like a knee joint.. I'm not sure perhaps someone else can give you some tips.
Did some more exploring today in my Prowler R-2.. found some interesting things... the last ship was very cool, although it had two piston doors and both had broken.....
It was a nice ship, so I grabbed it for myself, I stuck my ship on the belly and then flew it back to base..
Did a little search on the workshop and found the creator of the Armed Transport "Charon" > http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=354929047
I was going to build my ship with retractable landing legs in my survival world... but it says it doesn't support ships with more than one grid....
Good! It's supposed to be.
One of the features I thought I'd give it (since other people preceding me have such awesome ideas), was a self-repairing weapon mount.
High volume of rockets get out very quickly. The main cockpit sits in the back of the cabin, and the other two act as spotters (and turret operators). I'll upload it once it's feature-complete and functions satisfactorily.
The pilgrims curiosity made me want to use more grinded blocks (grinded or ground? 0.o), and I always wanted to make a full solar powered ship (which is hard cause of the low energy production , this is just about one and a half small reactors)
Here is how I did my landing legs... hopefully it gives you an idea.
When you do it like this you need to extend the pistons to attach the landing legs, once they are attached you can tuck them away.
This script is really cool!! Here is a link to the creators Steam Workshop page > http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=403921671
Because I have my small ship connected to my carrier it is showing info from my carrier too
Thank you KissSh0t. That does look more stable. I am using a 1x1x1 piston mod so that is possibly part of the problem.
I had thought about doing something like that with my gear. I will have to try it.
As far as the Configurable LCD script goes I am using that. I really love that script. I have 4 LCDs in the cockpit using it as well as 2 on the bottom of the ship.
After such image i have need to make ICARUS 2 from "Sunshine"(2007)
Also, KissSh0t, you just blew my mind. I'd always been assuming that landing gear would collide if you tried to retract the upper "stalk" between two blocks; going to need to rethink their use!
@KissSh0t: great work on that landing gear! I was able to reproduce it - I think the key part I was always missing was the "you need to extend the pistons to attach the landing legs" part. I think the game is overly restrictive when it comes down to putting stuff next to each other.
I'm still in the process of overhauling some of my older ships. Aside from a corvette that refuses to be made airtight (message to Keen: I would really,really, really appreciate a tool that allows finding oxygen leaks), I have worked on my old modular fighters.
Two of them I was able to update while keeping most of the original look intact, but one of them I hated so much I decided to build a completly new one, with about the same tonnage.
Here is old one and it planned replacement (WIP):
The old one was built before fighter cockpits.
if you think that's cool, just wait till you see what you can do with a turret on the end of a piston!
Screenshot like now (＾་།＾)
ok. I'll just leave this here.
How?! Have you placed it on an advanced rotor?
Why a rotor when you can use a piston like he said to do.
That way you can even hide the turret.
extend piston, place turret, retract piston. use blast doors or ramps because turret base is full size.
That is cool... makes it less of a target/
I built a Gravity Railgun Turret earlier today and i thought I might share it!
Kinda pic heavy, sorry!
My painted version!
Almost ready for release
Hope y'all like!
Try firing gravel instead of stones : >
Gravel you say?
Yeah.. it does more damage from what I have seen
I finally tried your ship out..... i....i.......I broke it... Please forgive me (◉⌓◉)
I see what you mean now those landing legs and the cockpit go spastic when you start moving... it's crazy.
With that said, it is such a nice looking ship.. I love how the cockpit has a voice : D
yeah It is for show atm. I love the look of the gear folding out but I am going to make a version with gear like you showed us. This was my first build with lots of mods. Of the mods I checked out I think I like the hinge, the small piston, medical for a small ship and the industrial thruster the best. Thanks for checking it out.
I like the idea of P-38 for inspiration, but I don't see it there. :/
lol yeah I started off with that inspiration but ended up evolving past it. I kept the name. I was going for 2 fuselage with the cockpit pod in the middle and all the guns in the nose. Ended up adding more engines behind the cockpit for more power.
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