Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by ExcelsiorUK » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:06 pm

Mike Bull wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Much as I enjoy a bit of therapeutic Lego in my old age, I don't think there's a hope in hell of Lego picking up a Bluebird set idea and producing it - it's just too much of a niche interest. And perhaps it's just me, but I think it's a tad 'off' to immediately be thinking about earning from such a thing, too.
Well, 2 months down the line I've given it a go. I will raise my hand up now, it's not perfect, because translating such a streamlined object into LEGO is not easy. Had I not incorporated the mini-figure I might have made life easier for myself, but there you go. The way this works is that if LEGO did make it they'd polish the design. You need to make a LEGO account and fill out a little survey to support it, but it's free aside from a little time. I hope you'll feel it's a reasonable stab at it; I've linked back here too. Fingers crossed!
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ae4c092 ... edd7fed6ea
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Piston Broke » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 am

midlife wrote:
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I’m busy trying to teach myself Fusion 360 CAD & how to manipulate plasticard.
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Fusion 360 is a great bit of software especially as it's free for non-commercial users, I taught myself it a while ago, I used it to model up the launch and recovery cradle for Bluebird, I've not used it for 3D printed parts but my local library has just got a fab lab in with 3D printers and Laser Cutters so may give it a go
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:56 pm

We’ve only just got gas lights around here, a fab lab sounds brilliant, guess I can dream.
I’m still trying to battle my way through the schoolboy errors, every days a school day.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Piston Broke » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:53 pm

If it can't be fixed with duck tape it can't be fixed
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by pmc » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:52 pm

ExcelsiorUK wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Well, 2 months down the line I've given it a go. ...
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ae4c092 ... edd7fed6ea
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Look Mom! No semicircle!
Are those intakes worth a BBP mug or something?



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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm

Just spotted this turbine on YouTube.
There is a link below to the shop on AliExpress
https://youtu.be/cB-PedN7OFU
Enjoy
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:43 pm

Looks a nice turbine Wayne but never herd of them to be honest, one thing I did thing it's a whopping size(dimensions) for a 30Ib output anyone building a jet or s boat like K7 would have to take this into consideration. But I'll certainly keep the
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by midlife » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm

I’ve not heard anything about them either Al, for that sort of money it would make a cracking retirement present to myself in a few years time. The turbine I had been looking at was considerably more expensive 👍
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:53 pm

Yep your wright Wayne new and even used engines which kick out 30 to 40Ib thrust cost s lot of cash so seeing ones like this is really good to see, nice info,
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:47 pm

Some pictures of the intakes and the last look at the big tail the former for new one will be going on its slow work for me but managed nearly 4 hours.
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