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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:06 pm
by ExcelsiorUK
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

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:46 am
by Piston Broke
midlife wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:02 pm
I’m busy trying to teach myself Fusion 360 CAD & how to manipulate plasticard.
Cheers
Wayne
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

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:56 pm
by midlife
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.
Cheers
Wayne

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:52 pm
by pmc
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

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm
by midlife
Just spotted this turbine on YouTube.
There is a link below to the shop on AliExpress
https://youtu.be/cB-PedN7OFU
Enjoy
Cheers
Wayne

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:43 pm
by K7boats
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
Al

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm
by midlife
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 👍
Cheers
Wayne

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:53 pm
by K7boats
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,
ATB,
Al

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:47 pm
by K7boats
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.
Al.