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Here is an update with the main hull sections cut and outlined. it is almost ready for shading.

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Today, MillenniumF and I were discussing the construction of this ship and realized that there appear to be things that look a lot like windows along the centreline of the cockpit tube of this ship. I'm not going to lie, but on discovery of this, I lost my cool. Their only view is of the wall of the main hull. A completely stupid place to put windows. that's like making a transparent public toilet or putting a window in a basement....

In any case, after much back and forth between us, we suddenly realized that the cinematic model shows panels that are black, but are not in fact transparent, like the cockpit for example.

What if they are not windows but sensor panels instead? This ship is newer than the YT1300 which has a sensor dish...this ship does not have a sensor dish. What if instead, it has a series of redundantly connected sensor panels or array?

For justification, the "windows" are on both the upper and lower sections of the hull and they are mounted on a conical frame, meaning that they maximize any type of sensor "viewing angle", and not have an odd placement of windows at the crews' feet in the main hold.

With that in mind, I will recolour those panels to be sensor panels as this makes far more sense to me.

here are some screen shots from a cinematic in the Xwing Alliance game to prove this theory.

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notice the gunwell window appears to be reflecting the streaks of hyperspace or showing the interior of the gunwell, while the things I originally assumed were windows, appear to be completely opaque and non reflective. I think this is a pretty compelling argument for the theory that those are not windows at all.

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after looking closer at the reference images, I noticed that there was something off about the proportions of the docking rings. so they are fixed and updated;

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well, this has been a project full of revelations. I discovered today that my original calculations and the use of the in game mesh to determine the general proportion of the ship was flawed and the ship was not in the correct proportion or even possibly the right scale.

With the help of MillenniumF (again, thank you brother for putting up with me on discord emoticon) We were able to quite accurately determine the size of the cockpit, so far. I am currently working on assembling all that data to display here and to show our work, before restarting this deckplan from scratch. I am also recalculating all scale figures in metric rather than trying to convert inches to centimetres and back again, which only confuses matters. Stay tuned, there will be progress soon, and the development will probably go faster this time around, now that we have resolved several of the inherent issues with this project.

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EDIT: My preliminary calculations in comparing this to my original calculations is that the ship is somewhere about 20% smaller than in my original estimates....wow.

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it's been about a week, and I have done extensive calculations of the images from the intro cinematic from XWA as well as ripped every frame of that animation and saved them all individually on my hard drive, because I'm a goofy dude (actually the idea was to do some photogrammetry and make an actual mesh....but we hit some snags).

without further ado, I present the updated orthographic schematic of the YT2000.
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I still need to determine the precise size of the cockpit front and of course the curved hull....all over again.

stay tuned. I will be making pretty regular updates on this ship.

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More progress.

I think the cockpit dimensions and proportions are done, but I will double check them in a little bit. If anyone else would care to look over my work so far, I would be very happy to discuss any additional points on this project.

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Update time, the curvature of the hull is mostly finished and i have added in some of the details including the location of the loading ramp - note that the ramp is offset to the hull and the outer door of the ramp is tubular, so it would slide into the hull and the ramp extends from the inside, rather than the ramp being part of the exterior of the hull.

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More progress to come soon

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Another small update. working on some of the construction lines for the sensor array;

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It's time for another update. I have done some work on finishing the hull outline as well as cockpit window detail and placement of the sensor arrays.

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if you would like to see more frequent updates, I do regularly update the YT2000 section of our discord, so drop by and take a look if your interested in seeing progress closer to as it happens.

As always, discussion is always welcome.

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I thought it might be helpful to share how I calculated the hull curvature of the Otana.

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and this is the most recent up to date drawing, including added details of the pits and correction of the side corridor proportions

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