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I tried to get a square peg into a round hole with this.
I believed for years, that the 54 ft Discovery was made to the same
scale as the 13.5" Pod. (1/6th) and so did Con Pederson by the sound of
it). I did once think that perhaps the 54 ft model might have been
longer that stated in an effort to fit the darn peg... (I have not
altered this on my site). But I now think that owing to
information, that the Model was indeed made at 54 ft long (with 6ft
CM)... I have always had 365 ft for the length of Discovery,
Not 360 nor 370. no idea where these figures came from (Did i get the
metric conversion wrong though long time ago cant remember ?) "
Ian also contends there is an exact 1 to 9 ratio of the diameter of the
CM to the length of the ship. This means the length of the ship, based
on his 20-inch CM diameter, would have been exactly 15 feet for the
small model and, by inference, the larger model would have been 60 feet
long". Scott got the above wrong... (not the ratio bit, that IS
right as is 15 ft length (see Adam Johnsons book) and so the consequent
(inferred) the 20 inch sphere. (which I got right years ago)
Scott says "by inference, the larger model would have been 60 feet
long". I never said that, in fact the whole point of the 9 ratio was to
show that the 6ft CM divided into 54 ft WAS indeed 9X. (I think he
muddled with my wondering if the discovery were 60 ft long with a 80
inch CM.. A 9 x ratio, which I now think was not right) however what I think got fudged is the size of the discoveryThe full size set doors are 10 ft in dia both on the outside and in the inside of the 1/1 set.
The pod bay doors on the 54 ft model however were scaled at 1/6th scale
so the 1/6th scale pod on its platform could pass through... and these
doors both on the 54 ft model and the 15ft model scale also to 10 ft
dia. problem comes when you make the CM larger...
you either have to keep the 10 ft scale dia of the doors in which case
they look proportionately smaller the larger you make the CM or you keep
the proportion to look right but then the pod looks too small against
the doors. Hope this makes sense course you could make the pod larger to match the doors and then make a man larger to match the pods
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stargazer wrote:I ASK AGAIN SO NO ONE GETS JUMPS TO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT YOUR POST
TO WHO ARE YOU REFERING
My quote referred to the inferior models of the Discovery that we have had by others in the past. We know the names of these companies.
In no way do I refer to Stargazers work which is a highly researched and quality model of the ship. People like Stargazer care about their work. Also Treddie who raised the level of detail and accuracy for the EVA pod to an incredible level. He and others know what it's like to spend hours poring over pictures or a computer trying to get the best possible work done.
Great pics of the Discovery's engine section.
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