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Hehe, how do! I saw a guy who spent a week in the back of his 4x4, I’m too old for that sort of thing.. I think this is my favourite picture.. The rocket sits in the corner awaiting a trailer & something to pull it with. I’m well on with a Hannomag SS100, just waiting some axles to arrive from China. Cheers Wayne
Hi Chaps, Sorry I’ve not been on for a while, I’ve been busy learning how to 3D print things properly & playing with RC tanks & trucks. Anyway, I’ve been into Bluebird K7 since I was a kid, the Bluebird Project who have been rebuilding her have been running her up & down Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute for a couple of weeks, it would have been rude of me not to take the 4 hour drive! Here’s a video of her in action (not mine) on her 157mph run, the Loch is only just over a mile long so the ending is quite dramatic, I had a 5p 50p moment anyway. Enjoy👍 https://youtu.be/mog89EDYFd0 Who said she had poor steering lol Cheers Wayne
Hi Mark, that should work a treat, I still have doubts on if a decent surface finish can be achieved & like Doug said balance could be a problem. But as they say up north, the proof is in the pudding😂 I'll have another go with props after the jeep has finished printing👍 Cheers Wayne
Hehe, I'm not sure how the plastic would react to a tap, worth a punt I guess. Always print a smaller hole than req'd & open out with a drill. Tip for the day, run the drill in reverse, it still cuts & leaves a much nicer finish👍 Cheers Wayne
John, as daft as it sounds, have a look at http://www.v2rocket.com/start/start.html As for printed props, yes they are doable, I've printed a few but I've not mastered how to print them well yet, I'm struggling with the surface finish, threads that small are a nono though. Cheers Wayne
Top prize to Marky, it is indeed a willys jeep, I found a 1/10 scale model on Thingiverse, I'm printing everything at 63% to get 1/16 scale. In comparison to the LCM3 it isn't taking very long to print, dependant on how it turns out I may print a few 😎👍 More pics tonight🎈 The printer runs off a transformer at 12 volts, to be honest I don't pay any attention to power consumption 🤓 Cheers Wayne
Hi Selwyn, Like Delboy says, absolutely anything is feasible, my print volume in mm LWH is 220 x 220 x 240, I printed a 1/16 scale LCM3 landing craft, its in about 30 pieces that were all glued together, it took approx 6 weeks to print with the printer running 12+ hours per day... Take a look at this video of a printed ship, this guy doesn't mess around! https://youtu.be/QaIjdgTiP0o Enjoy Cheers Wayne
Ok I've cheated, the 110mm diameter soil tube in the middle fits the bill perfectly, I'll take it into work tomorrow & get the ends squared up & shortened by 20mm. Here you have it, a 1/16 scale V2 rocket👍 Cheers Wayne
Thanks Doug, it helps massively if you can speak the lingo 👍 Things are moving on nicely with the V2, ciggy lighter for scale lol. I also found a pic of a manned V2, now that would be an interesting project 🤔 Cheers Wayne
Hi Selwyn, when the guy quoted you £7k was he wearing a mask? It shouldn't take very long at all for someone who knows their way around CAD to convert a line drg to a model. Get the model as a .STL file & away you go👍 I'll post more pics later Marky, it won't be flying anywhere though, I plan to make a launch trailer for it though🤓 Cheers Wayne
Hehe, the 50's are currently around 1/16 but give me the length at the scale you need & I'll tweak the stl for you. I'm not sure how I'll raise the V2 yet, I'll have to do some research..... Cheers Wayne