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Posted 4/13/2018 7:41:21 PM
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"I have not totally given up the idea of reducing the size of the vehicle, I just want to look at this to see the scope of it."

Are you now leaning towards a full-sized build?

I evaluated the scope of feel for the DOJ using figures of the same scale.
When you view them together you get a pretty good feeling for the depth and breath of their relationship. Especially, if you place them on a rotating turn table and view them from various angles and speeds. vertigo
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Posted 4/14/2018 8:07:35 AM


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So what's your opinion Vertigo? Full size or slightly smaller?
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Posted 4/14/2018 11:24:34 AM
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"So what's your opinion Vertigo? Full size or slightly smaller?"

I decided early in my study of the DOJ/Justice League that I would only build a street legal version, so, no full-sized version for me. I wouldn't build this Bat Vehicle if I could not drive it on public roadways.

If I just couldn't accept the limitations of a reduced scale version and had to have a full-sized movie correct version I would have to accept the limitations of the full-sized movie correct as well.
Can't drive it on the road and special transport restrictions and limitations to take it to a location where I could drive it. Basically, I can only look at it in a static display mode. I might as well have a life-sized movie correct foam replica on permanent display.

I am definitely going for the reduced scale, slightly smaller, and skewed version of this build. vertigo
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Posted 4/14/2018 8:13:10 PM


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My mock-up was a 10% reduction and I reached the 8' 6" threshold with a little suspension modification. The only thing I'm a little worried about is interior cabin space. But you two make a convincing argument for a slight reduction. In the Cad/Cam program I'm using it's just a mater of setting the scale to .9 and clicking the button.
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Posted 4/15/2018 8:57:52 PM


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OK, I have analyzed the optimum reduction for my situation and have decided that a 12% reduction in size will give me the best results. 10% would work to make the car fit on the road, but the added 2% of reduction allows me to divide my model into 4 sections lengthwise instead of 5. Will have to use a narrow racing seat in the cockpit though, but I doubt I would be taking it on any extended drives anyway.

Hope to have some slices put together to show you by next weekend.
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Posted 4/15/2018 9:39:46 PM
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Glad to see you are back on the reduced scale track. Will be looking forward to seeing some milled foam.
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Eh, got side tracked this week on some more table maintenance items.

1. Installed cable drag chains to run the cords.
2. Installed a auto Zero switch
3. surfaced the router table.

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