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TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:13 pm

OK so i didnt get to make a video and i used my iphone 3gs to take the pics, unfortunately they arent that good of pics but I did manage to lighten them up in photoshop. I just added some string to the already added crane hook part that came with the toy. I used some lead fishing line (small MM) I got from walmart. It was the perfect size and made of I think nylon so you can burn it at a low temp and fix it in a permanent knot or make it sharp to place it on the toy easier. No progression pics, sorry. just some fun I had with the toy after putting it on.

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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:47 pm

Is that the right way to do it? I just have the one string going through all the loops ... I admit it gets tight in the end part.
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:08 am

Yep! If you look at the toy closely (the crane part) youwill notice that along the end of each section is a hole. the string is placed through them as guides. it then uses the first pully wheel at the end to reduce friction and snapping from going over a sharp or blunted edge (does not fit around the wheel, it just dangles over it as a guide) The string then wraps through/arounda bottom wheel moving up to another then back down, and repeat until the string comes back up to finally rest/knotted to an underside loop on the end beam of the crane.

the more loops there are from the crane end to the pully hook below will cause the end weight result to be lifted, multiplied. In short, the more pully wheels the more weight can be lifted at one time. but you will also have to pull that much more rope in order to get it up. each loop = X amount more times in distance you have to pull the rope

hope that clears it up for ya :D and no im not being a smart ass, I just grew up around heavy machinery, one being a fucking MONSTER of a crane.
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby Mykltron » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:43 am

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Nicely done, but the reason for the poor quality of the pictures is that the light source is behind the figure.
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:41 am

Mykltron wrote:Nicely done, but the reason for the poor quality of the pictures is that the light source is behind the figure.

D'OH! I'll redo and repost the pictures later tonight maybe, when its dark. I have these toys at my workplace so the window up front causes glare
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:30 pm

OK here are some more pics. Also can anyone tell me WTF that little purple piece goes to?

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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby daimchoc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:05 pm

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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby Kibble » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:25 pm

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FurStreak wrote:Also can anyone tell me WTF that little purple piece goes to?


Look at your first pic (from this quote)...see that silver square peg? It plugs into the purple piece to more easily wind the string up.
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:53 pm

Kibble wrote:
FurStreak wrote:Also can anyone tell me WTF that little purple piece goes to?


Look at your first pic (from this quote)...see that silver square peg? It plugs into the purple piece to more easily wind the string up.



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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:02 pm

So I used the 4th party "string" product and it works great.

Granted, I'll probably never actually use it after today, but it's ncie to have the built-in ability to be a working crane in there. Thanks for the pics.
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Re: TFC Dr. Crank working crane

Postby FurStreak » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:36 pm

Gauntlet101010 wrote:So I used the 4th party "string" product and it works great.

Granted, I'll probably never actually use it after today, but it's ncie to have the built-in ability to be a working crane in there. Thanks for the pics.

lol no problem.
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