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    πŸ“ Bluebird K7
    1 year ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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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
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    πŸ“ Bluebird K7
    1 year ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.
    EnjoyπŸ‘

    https://youtu.be/mog89EDYFd0

    Who said she had poor steering lol
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    Bluebird K7 Final High Powered Run On Loch Fad 10/08/2018
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    πŸ“ Steam sound unit (variable speed)
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Eric, I’m pretty sure you can change the sounds to anything you wantπŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    πŸ“ Steam sound unit (variable speed)
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Have a looks at Dasmikro sound units on Bang good.
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    πŸ“ Steam sound unit (variable speed)
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oops, sorry, forgot to say that it will control & power 2 brushed motors as well πŸ‘
    Cheers
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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Eric,
    This may be too expensive for your taste but it has proportional output for custom sounds and smoke...
    And lots of other functions πŸ‘
    https://www.rctankelectronics.com/store/p1/IBU2_Base_%26_Fre...
    Cheers
    Wayne
    https://www.rctankelectronics.com/store/p1/IBU2_Base_%26_Free_3D_printed_case.html
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    πŸ“ 1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ?
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here’s some examplesπŸ‘
    https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/c25/Tank_Crew.html
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    πŸ“ 1:16 scale figures for a model trawler ?
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    WW2 tank crew tend to be 1/16 or 120mm scaleπŸ‘
    Cheers
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 puddingπŸ˜‚
    I'll have another go with props after the jeep has finished printingπŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 finishπŸ‘
    Cheers
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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
    http://www.v2rocket.com/start/start.html
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
    More pics tonight🎈
    The printer runs off a transformer at 12 volts, to be honest I don't pay any attention to power consumption πŸ€“
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh, by the way, can anyone tell what this is yet??
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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
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    Giant 3D printed Utility tugboat Part 1
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That Donald is a dirty stop outπŸ˜ƒ
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hehe, I have got a bit of a side project going, I need something to go in my LCM3 😎
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 rocketπŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    πŸ“ WOW !
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The foghorn still makes me jump & the Mrs hates it πŸ˜‚
    Welcome alongπŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne

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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I get ya Marky πŸ˜‚
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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's the pics of the tail section, they're both squashed on my iPad...
    Cheers (Ta!)
    Wayne
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I give up πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Second attempt...
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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Doug, it helps massively if you can speak the lingo πŸ‘
    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 πŸ€”
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Selwyn, when the guy quoted you Β£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 goπŸ‘
    I'll post more pics later Marky, it won't be flying anywhere though, I plan to make a launch trailer for it thoughπŸ€“
    Cheers
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Selwyn, you would need to draw them up in CAD first, then you can make it any size you wantπŸ‘
    The tail section is finished & im alive to tell the tail lol

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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Selwyn, you would need to draw them up in CAD first, then you can make it any size you wantπŸ‘
    The tail section is finished & im alive to tell the tail lol

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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug,
    File emailed to you as promised, don't bottle out this timeπŸ˜‚πŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    πŸ“ 3d printing
    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, 13 hours into the bottom 150mm of the V2 & it's only 52% complete, needless to say I'm not very popular with the Mrs.
    I hope I'm alive tomorrow πŸ’©
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice one Doug, I'll tweak the file & ping it you over on Saturday morningπŸ‘
    Cheers
    Wayne
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    2 years ago by Midlife306 ( Warrant Officer)
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    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

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