ZetaToys Kronos (Superion/Aerialbots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Snaku

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    Yeah, my camera is the one in my phone. Google pixel XL has a nice camera but I've noticed the lens distortions can be pretty bad. Maybe I should take a pic from further away and crop it to size so that all the important stuff is in the middle where there's less distortion.
     
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    So it seems I underestimated just how interested in the minutia of scale some people were so I decided to try again with more precision this time.

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    I wasn't able to correct for perspective as much as I'd have liked but I tried to set both jets in exactly the same spot and take the pic from exactly the same spot for the overall length. As you can see, the MP seeker is longer. In the next photo, we see that just about the entire length difference comes from the nosecone which is just over a centimeter longer on the Seeker than AirRaid. Note that I measured from the back of the clear portion of the canopy to the tip of the nose on both jets. In the measurement of just the clear canopies we can see that they're virtually identical. And of course, we already knew canopy height was greater on AirRaid and we see that the difference is about 1.2mm. Also worth noting, the thickest portion of the canopy is further back on AirRaid on the frame that goes over it, while on Skywarp, the thickest portion is a little ways in front of that frame.
     
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    Either buy it or don't. No offense. OCD is treatable
     
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    I didn't care about the measurements, but as an engineer I commend you for your thoroughness!
     
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  5. Snaku

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    After doing all that I suddenly had the urge to beat myself up and take my lunch money.
     
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    I thought the ruler was good enough, but then you brought out the calipers. @Snaku is definitely a hardcore fan.
     
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    Those photos and measurements are nice, but can you please download some government schematics on the f-15 and superimpose transparent images of the Hastak Seekers and the Zeta alt mode over the schematics, calculating the discrepancies between the three and calculating how much more air resistance the HasTak and Zeta would face than the F15 if they were constructed as currently designed? That’d be great, thanks.:p 
     
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    Very surprised the canopy height difference is only a little more than a millimeter---it looks like so much more. Maybe the much shorter nosecone exaggerates the difference? Gives kind of a MiG-29UB effect. (The two-seat MiG-29 actually does have a shorter nosecone, due to the cockpit being moved forward to make room for the second seat, the opposite of how most Western planes do it)
     
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  9. Snaku

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    Or I'm a fan who happens to have a caliper laying around ;) 

    I think the fact that the canopy bulges further back also accentuates it. It's probably closer to a 3mm difference if you measure at the same spot but I'm not gonna take them out of the display and transform them again to get another measurement right now.
     
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    So part one should be available next week according to @Chosen Prime s listing, that's going to be the last straw for me, I'll have to ship that stash!
     
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    I know it as "Vernier" hahaha
     
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    I need this done too. If it's not a match then I will not get Airstrike.

    Thanks!
     
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    So I actually "own" a building that happens to have microfiche of top level drawings of every aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Unfortunately the hundreds of thousands of files are shrinkwrapped onto about 20 pallets, so finding the right ones might be a problem...
     
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    It's been pushed back a few weeks. Hopefully so they can include cartoon faces for him and his predecessor

     
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    Ah, ok thanks, missed that bit of info. Yes, more options would definitely make it worth waiting a little longer!
     
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    Do you have a microfiche projector to be able to view them? :D 
     
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    I need to pick up an electronic ruler like that.
     
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    you forgot the meme picture for electronic ruler lol
     
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    im a 6 pack into the night. were are you at lol
     

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