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Hey guys! This is the first upload I've made in over a year. So this is what I have done so far with my Blue Power Jet modification into a "JOINT strike fighter"(emphasis on joint ;) . I actually completed this project over a year ago but I never uploaded it and lost the files shortly after, so i've finally gotten around to a remake! My current focus is the landing gear and weapons bays. I've got a solution for them but i'm not too happy with it and I feel like my original had a much better design. I have a few pictures of it but i'll just include the LDD file so you can get a closer look at it and maybe work on it yourself if you like. I just need some assistance, I made a perfect jet a while ago but I have to remake it and all my ideas are gone ): So if anyone has any advice or constructive criticism, please do tell me, I need all the help I can get! See my homepage for details of my plans for this project. Thank you and have a great day.


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 I made it 
  May 30, 2017
Quoting James Y. I downloaded the design and I see what you mean as far as the mechanisms design. Sadly, I don't do a whole lot of aircraft, so my advice may be somewhat limited. Just with a cursory glance I think your front wheel is fine. The problem with the bay doors for the weapons it'd be hard to fit in the space but I'd favor the wagon doors 2x4 with forks and the associated clicking flat tiles with stubs (1x4 with 2 stubs). It'd give a bit different texture, and they are very hard to get to mesh exactly evenly (I used them on my rocket bay doors recently but intentionally left the gap) but if you can do it, I think it would improve your bay door design. If I'm recalling the specs right it will result in just a tiny bit of recessing but no space gaps like your holders are giving you. The rear wheels I think I can help more with. First, if you intend to build this they need another arm or better a half bush to prevent them from sliding out of place towards the outside. The side doors also don't seem to fold correctly. I think you'll need to recess the fastening studs for the doors and I think you may want to go with a bi-fold design rather than single fold, allowing it full cover. If you want to stick with the single fold design go with the plate 2x3 with holder instead of the 1x2 plate with stick. You'll just have to add a bar to clip them in. They're thinner and still give you that nice smooth feel. Hope that helps a little bit.
Thank you for the advice my friend! Like I said I need any input I can get. I will definitely try those out, the main gear doors definitely are a big problem here. Thanks again!
 I made it 
  May 30, 2017
My original design was very good in my opinion and I had good solutions to each of the problems i'm facing now, but ever since I lost the original I cannot recall any of my methods. ):
 I like it 
  May 30, 2017
I downloaded the design and I see what you mean as far as the mechanisms design. Sadly, I don't do a whole lot of aircraft, so my advice may be somewhat limited. Just with a cursory glance I think your front wheel is fine. The problem with the bay doors for the weapons it'd be hard to fit in the space but I'd favor the wagon doors 2x4 with forks and the associated clicking flat tiles with stubs (1x4 with 2 stubs). It'd give a bit different texture, and they are very hard to get to mesh exactly evenly (I used them on my rocket bay doors recently but intentionally left the gap) but if you can do it, I think it would improve your bay door design. If I'm recalling the specs right it will result in just a tiny bit of recessing but no space gaps like your holders are giving you. The rear wheels I think I can help more with. First, if you intend to build this they need another arm or better a half bush to prevent them from sliding out of place towards the outside. The side doors also don't seem to fold correctly. I think you'll need to recess the fastening studs for the doors and I think you may want to go with a bi-fold design rather than single fold, allowing it full cover. If you want to stick with the single fold design go with the plate 2x3 with holder instead of the 1x2 plate with stick. You'll just have to add a bar to clip them in. They're thinner and still give you that nice smooth feel. Hope that helps a little bit.
 
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