The "Look What I Made!" Topic.

Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by DiogoJ42, 5th Apr 2018.

  1. DistortAMG

    DistortAMG TowersStreet Member

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    @DiogoJ42, wow that flight sim looks amazing! I am a keen flight simmer myself, but with much much less hardware!

    Have you looked into X-Plane at all? I love FSX a million times over and use it all the time, but they stopped development over a decade ago, plus there is only so much third party software can achieve.

    Still getting to grips with X-Plane myself, but it is very versatile, has an excellent flight model and graphics, fantastic versitality (compatible with most plugins and add ons) and has the latest features. It even got FAA approval a few years ago, meaning professional simulators can use it to power real life simulators for real life pilots.

    Absoloutly worth a look at if nothing else. I love FSX myself and is very hard to migrate. But for the serious simmer it seems much much suited to the task. :)
     
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    I'm not very clued up on flight simulation, so bear with me, but if you've been using FSX it might be worth considering Prepar3D. It's effectively a continuation of development of FSX, and although there's no consumer licence available, the academic licence is reasonably priced.
     
  3. DiogoJ42

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    Hehe, it's hard enough getting this all working in with one program, never mind two! :p I think most of my gismos should work with X Plane, with the possible exception of my radio stack.

    The way I see it, when I have a full cockpit, the only real difference I would see is better graphics "outside". One of my oldest friends is a first officer with a well known brightly coloured airline. He always tells me that the graphics on my sim are far better than the sim he trains in!

    Maybe one day I'll look in to it though. I hear it's much simpler to have multiple views in X Plane.
     
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    These are incredible! If you are ever at a stage of selling prints please do let us know.
     
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    Had to be sub-250g, long range capable, a pusher and full FPV on board (my requirements) because my wing is too big (1m wide), too heavy (870grams) and too bloody noisy to have fun with at the park.

    Mission accomplished, 200grams all up weight, width 480mm, just a shame I can't fly it till the winds die down.
     
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    That's an interestingly shaped aircraft. Kinda reminds me of an ekranoplan?
     
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    Thanks, I based it on several planes, a company called Strix make a EPP foam plane called a Nano Goblin which is about the same size but £120 for some EPP and I'm not paying that, so the overall shape is a clone of that, but it has the Flite Test Goblin wings scaled down to 75%, my favourite Bloody Wonder airframe (just scaled down again), it's also a very similar layout to a Long-EZ without the front kunards, I might have to add them if it's too unstable.

    Total build cost was £1.90 (excluding the electronics) so not huge cost if it ends up in the drink, I have a regular receiver in it for the initial flight, then I'll add the flight controller and GPS stuff, little step, same as what I did with the wing which can practically fly itself now.

    I just want something that doesn't sound like a Reeper drone flying overhead, and I want to beat my own record of a 14km flight, but to do that I need to go down in weight and shape, rather than up.
     
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    A little late maybe, but I took a little break out of my current big project to work on a Pumpkin. I will get round to posting my custom DMX controller at some point. Please excuse the sound and video quality, still rocking my Nexus 5 from one too many moons ago.

     
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    Some of my latest models, entered for the 2018 Partworks Christmas competition

    I'm pleased to announce that my Helicopter shark attack (which was model'd on a famous internet fake photo hoax) has won 1st place :)

    [​IMG]SAM_7606 - Copy (2) by Roy Lee, on Flickr

    Diary Build

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=8671

    [​IMG]20 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

    Diary Build

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=8683

    [​IMG]SAM_7867 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

    Diary Build

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=198&t=8684&start=0
     
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    Congratulations Roy! :)
     
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    My Wardley, it took me a while to realise that first one was a model! There I was thinking "why has he posted that old meme?"
    Hats off, sir.
     
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    Surely lockdown has resulted in some new content for this thread?

    Built a bar, knitted a jumper, built a backyard coaster or put in a Homer Simpson spice rack or BBQ? Where better to show it off than here?

    Looking forward to seeing your handiwork.
     
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    I made an Anti-gravity Tensegrity table from lolly pop sticks



    Diary build can be found here

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9257

    I made some Animal Fridge magnets

    [​IMG]IMG_3367 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    Diary build can be found here

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9231

    I'm currently building an X wing model,

    [​IMG]IMG_3203 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    I'm in the middle of painting it

    [​IMG]IMG_3433 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    Diary build can be found here

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=201&t=9129&start=40

    My main focus during lock down has been on our garden. It's still a working progress, but I've made a couple of floating tap water features and currently making a set of magical garden lanterns for the garden

    [​IMG]IMG_3447 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_3440 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_3461 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

    More details on what I've been doing with my garden can be found here

    http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=9248
     
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    Great work all round @RoyJess

    I'm loving the floating taps and as a fellow nerd I can't wait to see the x-wing finished. Are you going for an R2 unit in traditional blue and white or a custom colour?

    Glad to see you're keep busy in your shielding :)
     
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    Thanks @Rojo I'm going for the traditional blue and white R2

    It should go well with my Millennium Falcon, similar scale, I've already posted this youtube link on the first page of this thread a while back.

     
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