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Two Axis Conveyor Linking

Discussion in 'Survival' started by Chris Keena, Jul 10, 2014.

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  1. Chris Keena Apprentice Engineer

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    I thought I'd just share a solution I created for linking a turret to a conveyor system across two axis's of motion.

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    In order to create the linking piece I first built both sides of the system to line up with the axis of the rotors. I then constructed the linking piece nearby attached to a structure. It was then cut free and nudged into place with a tractor ship. To get the alignment right and not break anything it might be best to use spectate mode or, if in co-op, a friend for guidance over the last meter.

    Initially I thought I could attach the link to the lower cradle but due to the offset created by the rotors this was not possible without using additional rotors to reverse the offset, a waste of resources.
     
  2. Yatakedeze Trainee Engineer

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    Well done! I wish things like this could be made more compactly, a turret with this in its base will be pretty large.

    Unfortunately it looks like the lower conveyor is going to limit your axis of rotation a bit. That tube has to come from somewhere!
     
  3. transistor77777 Apprentice Engineer

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    Awesome, i had no idea connectors let things rotate like that! Hopefully there will be a way to make it more compact in the future.
     
  4. Chris Keena Apprentice Engineer

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    It's a refitted radio-telescope dish on a challenge map. It now houses a solar farm angled toward the sun for maximum power. I wanted some way to protect against meteors without having to constantly hand load a turret. Limited motion isn't a problem since it will never move again.
     
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