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For some light relief, I noticed the pedestal on my new wash/cure station was a bit loose, so I whipped the bottom plate off to tighten it up.
 

couldn’t help but notice the fan manufacturer, I can only assume there was a limited market for it’s original purpose?


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regards

 

Nick

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Stand today...

 

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entirely printed, and may prove to be a bit weak at scale thickness - we’ll see.

 

I’m currently grappling with bending my fusion 360 objects in blender for all the rubber boots on the electrical connectors. So far this is the only thing I’ve found I can’t do in fusion 360. They are quite complex tapered convoluted things, which I’ve drawn, but when ‘deployed’ they have a 180° bend in them, which fusion can’t really pull off 
 

regards

 

Nick 

 

 

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This is so impressive. Wasn’t sure what to expect when I clicked on this thread, didn’t think I’d be so interested in an engine by itself, but I’m blown away! You’ve created a real work of art

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FINALLY! I've cracked how to bend a complex shape, in this case the rubber boots on the injectors.

 

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My problem was, I was trying to do this in fusion. Turns out you can't.

 

I drew a ‘straight’ version of the boot in fusion, easy enough:-

 

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I then exported this as a .obj which I pulled into blender.

 

Blender has a simple deform modifier tool with bend, which I had to learn how to use.

 

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Then exported as .obj which fusion now treats as a mesh, smoothed it a bit and added to the backshell.

 

It's not great as the imported mesh is too complex to convert back into a solid, so I can't edit it in fusion anymore, but it doesn't matter as I can still generates a combined .stl for printing.

 

 

Regards,

 

Nick

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Mr Mansfield said:

This is so impressive. Wasn’t sure what to expect when I clicked on this thread, didn’t think I’d be so interested in an engine by itself, but I’m blown away! You’ve created a real work of art

Very kind, glad you enjoyed it. 
 

regards

 

Nick

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Your engine stand with engine looks terrific, Nick, and so does the injector boot.

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Love this thread: I never cease to be amazed and just wish I had the time/money/talent to do something similar!

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I’m going to make a start on the decals next week which shouldn’t take that long, then I’m in danger of actually finishing this crazy project, who would have though it?

 

thanks to everyone who had supported me, I couldn’t have done it without your help, encouragement and constant praise. 
 

regards

 

Nick

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Work is getting in the way of my modelling this week!

 

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Regards

 

Nick

 

 

 

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Harbour pilot I understand, and what a vessel!

Petrel of Liverpool. How many horsepower? Engine make? What kind of propulsion? 

To my eyes it's a wonderful office... But the first pic?

 

Dan.

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37 minutes ago, PROPELLER said:

Harbour pilot I understand, and what a vessel!

Petrel of Liverpool. How many horsepower? Engine make? What kind of propulsion? 

To my eyes it's a wonderful office... But the first pic?

 

Dan.

I’m a UAV pilot rather than marine pilot, and Im surveying the Mersey river wall effectively flying continuously with a chase vessel. Our utility boat was stuck the wrong side of the locks so we pressed one of the pilot boats into service. 
 

Nick

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