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Post Lego Sub Questions Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:49 pm
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I plan to construct out of legos, a ride sub from 20k. I would like forward and aft hatches to be functional, permiting you to see down into the sub. I have a few questions before I start.

1. what type of stair/ladder was used to reach the sail?
2. was there any type of ladder/stairs connected to the aft hatch?
3. was there any sort of spring mechanism to keep the hatches open?
4. Were the hatches on an electronic control?


Please note that the early model/concept will be gray and white, all later models will be painted olive.

PS. Pictures would be most helpful, thanks
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:17 pm
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Legos are fun. :)

1. what type of stair/ladder was used to reach the sail?

If I remember right, there were a few steps up to the sail platform, and a metal handrail to help pull yourself up.

2. was there any type of ladder/stairs connected to the aft hatch?

You can see it here. They used the same metal stairs for both the fore and aft hatch.

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3. was there any sort of spring mechanism to keep the hatches open?

I believe it was hydraulics, not springs.

Image

4. Were the hatches on an electronic control?

Yes. They could be operated from the sail.



You can view all sorts of photos here.

http://www.20kride.com/photos.html

Good luck!
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:32 am
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To Mantix: Thanks for reminding every one about the outstanding photo's link. Hopefully that page will never disappear. And Good Luck to you 20K/Leppard13, and please send photo's of your progress. It will be very interesting to see how your project evolves.
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Post Lego details Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:48 pm
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I think that I will wait to start MAJOR construction until after some of the Christmas Lego sales. I think this would be my biggest project ever and could take a lot of expensive legos, particularly specialty pieces like hydraulics for the hatch. I don't have anything to take photos of yet, but I found some pieces from the starwars gunship set that could be used as the sail window domes.

If anybody owns an old 2003 series republic gunship, I am planning to use the turret domes. Ill try to have some pictures soon.
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