So we got the map gm_buildersworld_final. It’s pretty good. It has a few build rooms, a go-kart course, wind tunnel and a battlebots arena. It also has a water tunnel that travels from one pool to another with some turns and a vertical shaft.
Stratic thinks a submarine is an order. He quits his current F1 project to help design the body while I get to work on some of the mechanics. After 2 hours what he had was hideous and we knew it. My work was designed to be flexible to whatever design he decided on and thinking about building another sub body from scratch wasn’t really going to happen. Then it hit us. Formula-1 Submarine. He hadn’t finished the body yet so I took some measurements and fabbed up all the mechanicals to fit perfectly.
He took the 2 nights to finish the body and I got the mechanicals to float and handle as well as I could have hoped. We put it all together dropped it in the water… Server Crash. Not sure why but when underwater physgunning the sub would crash the server (5 server crashes!). So we tried it again tonight after I repaired some of the parented stuff. Luckily no crashing! (until the end - see video)
The mechanicals are powered by two opposing E2 apply force gears and dual weld latch transmissions. Avoiding any 90 degree gears I simply ballsocketed to the exposed drive-shafts. The gears guarantee the props spin at the same speed going forward and reverse since the propellers were mirrored (pia!).
The wire weight ballast system is very similar to the one from my original submersibles tutorial. Found Here. http://zeospantera.ub3rk1tten.com/gmtut11.avi
Only notable difference is the E2 modifies the front and rear weight by multiplying the rear by 1.35
Here are the video bits I recorded while building.
Comments and Questions below.