We near the end of this very complex, and time consuming project. Much drama in this one, success’s, failures, redemption… Simon Mercs demonstrates the re-invented Landing Gear mechanism…. and it’s a straight arrow! Sounds, lights, motion, nothing is left out, but we are no done yet… not quite… One or two updates left, until you see it all… finally… as promised!

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  1. Warren 2 years ago

    WWG1WGA! Lookin’ good, Simon!

  2. Code Bob 2 years ago

    Hi Simon, having built the Robot at full scale. I always thought that the belly lights would make nice switch light indicators for a control panel. The belly lights would be in theme with any lost in space build for a modeler.
    Here is an information link to the belly lights I used on my B9 build.


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      Simon Mercs 2 years ago

      Thats cool! Well this panel is chosen, but an interesting option for a future build! Many Thanks for posting the link!

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      Simon Mercs 2 years ago

      Very cool! Thanks for the link….great stuff there! This Panel is locked in, but that’s a great suggestion for a future project!

  3. Gary Chapman 2 years ago

    Looking Good!

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      Simon Mercs 2 years ago

      Were giving it our Smurfy best! Thanks!

  4. Jeffrey Robinson 2 years ago

    Great show Simon? You never stop amazing me. The landing gear is impressive.

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      Simon Mercs 2 years ago

      Thanks Jeff….tricky work, but fun! You try a bunch of methods, then…the one that works! Having a great time doing this!

  5. Eliot R. Brown 2 years ago

    Very nice show and sweet but rather moody “music video” (though I love me my Depeche Mode). This is what happens when you give up cigarettes the same week one of your anticipated mechanical designs falls on its face.
    The cam-and-follower design should have worked but it had to be made of metal. Machining cam platters is a royal pain if done by hand– but CNC should have done it in under a minute. Probably, the whole mechanism, right up to the back of the ladders, should be metal.
    Which brings up a thought– not sure where you’re at right “now” but you might consider either a metal plate or rod of some kind for where that spring connects to the leg/ladder.
    Looks really cool, Simon!

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      Simon Mercs 2 years ago

      Well….I was in a moody mood…and I shared the emotion. A film I rather thought was bittersweet, but somewhat biographical…old chum. As the song says, try walking in my shoes, so easy to judge, or presume someone has a “Charmed”…life…we all have unseen parts of our lves…

      And…a reminder, no one is here forever….

      As you know by now, still not smoking, and my version of the Landing Gear….is…well…pretty darn good! So there!

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