Here are the formers from A to I all stacked.. unfortunatly I ran outa foam board and my shipment of what was supposed to a 25 pack ended up being a really large box with a single piece of foamboard... so this is as far as Iv come.
sum more formers.. These make up the area around the canopy and... im just gunna call them nacelles.. lots of sanding.. This project is gunna take up all my free time to get it in on time.. Coupled with the whole not getting paid right now I dont know when I will be able to buy the fans.
Ill have more pictures shortly but to answers the questions. The stepper motor will be connected to a pinion stepped to a metal spur diff differential gear. The single gear will be cut in half and then sum more will be taken off so I have roughly 110 degrees for both sides. That will be welded to a door latch around its axis and the landing gear shaft will be welded along side the diff gear and the latch. All will be housed in a printed part which will be given a resin coating and be bolted into the planes bottom housing. It sounds complicated but Im counting on the steppers to have enough torque and the housing to have enough strength. This set up will have a locking mechanism introduced later. Pics are way down the line for that but the tail is almost printed out and my 90mms came in so the housing for those will be printed soon.
heres a pic of the pieces that make up the tail. Its slow going right now cause a lot is depending on the printer to push out parts.. I goofed pretty hard and screwed up 10 hrs worth of printing. Theres a lot of moving parts right now and the main two Iv shifted my attention to are the gear and the edf housing.
here are some pics of the landing gear system. Essentially this is just a test print so some things are off, however this is the basic idea. The gear will be silver soldered to the latch as well as the landing gear shaft. This project wont be ready by the end of the month so maybe Ill enter it in for next years but Id rather not stress about it as much. The gov shut down really screwed up my timeline and I still havent been able to purchase all the parts needed.