Here is a list of all the postings Ian Jones has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
So just to be clear, the invasion stripes are different coloured PLA?
|Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints|
Mixed builds seem a popular way of making up for missing detail, how did you find the weight worked out with the printed formers?
I've got some catching up to do! Nice work everyone .
|Thread: Durafly Vampire V2?|
V2, the Canadian Version?
Looks like it's addressed some of the issues of the original version (the one I have) so although I have been flying it for some years I don't think I can help.
|Thread: Cura 2.5.0|
Found where I'd seen something silimar before, using Microsoft 3D Builder (if you have Windows 10 then you have this).
I'd scanned a pencil drawing of a rib, then cleaned it up a bit and saved it as a jpg.
I then imported it into 3D Builder and was presented with a solid block instead of of a rib. Note two settings in particular here, Method: Stamp and Inverse:Off
Inverse seemed a logical enough change and worked, well sort of. Familiar?
Next then I changed the Method, trying all those available until I came to this one, called Contour. An interesting thing to notice here is that the hieght of the block is subsantially less. Begs the question of what if I set the Inverse:On?
Well here's the answer:
I apprecaite you are you using different software but perhaps there's a pointer there somewhere?
Edited By Ian Jones on 18/02/2018 14:46:16
Edited By Ian Jones on 18/02/2018 14:47:17
Colin, I've seen something like this before, different software but might help perhaps. I'll need to create and upload some images to explain, so I'll come back soon and do that, unless you have already sorted it.
|Thread: Malyan M180 3D Printer Thread|
Can't say that I've needed to look into steps/mm though as Tom says this is in the gpx file which you can edit if need be.
|Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints|
That look great Tony.
Robin, one solution I am looking into is mixing 3D printing with traditional building. Can't report much at the moment . Health problems have slowed down all of my activities, including progressing with 3D printing, hopefully that all going to improve now and I'llbe able to update when I've got some positive results.
I would very interested in how you go on with the fully skinned printing as that is another (delayed) project I am working on.
What filament have you used Itisme and why did you make that particular choice?
I see you used PLA for Kaydet, doe sthat apply to the others too? I'm very interested in trying appreciate the pros & cons of various materials availble.
Edited By Ian Jones on 18/02/2018 13:42:43
|Thread: Fusion 360 for modellers|
Good points Nev. Getting to grips with a cheaper model can be a valuable step towards getting what is wanted at a later date. That's another thing if a current printer satisfies what is wanted then future changes in the technology might not be too important.
|Thread: Best Plane You Have Owned|
I can think of a good number of models I have that I enjoy flying immensely and would never want to be parted from but it was still an easy job to answer the question asked. Why? Well this model:
so here it is:
A Flair Se5a?
Nope (Alex Whittaker take note!).
It's a Ripmax Se5a with a few extra bits added (rocker covers, exhaust pipes, leather cockpit surround, identification ribbons). Only down side is the shiny covering, though to be fair late and post was versions were polished.
Just love it.
|Thread: Seagull P40 - weak bulkhead / poor design|
This sort of thing is limited to ARTF's is it?
Has no one has ever built a model themselves and only found out afterwards that it has weaknesses?
The P40 certainly shouldn't have come apart as it did and it's an issue worth raising but this thread is at risk of knocking all ARTF's generally and that just isn't a balanced discussion.
|Thread: FMS Typhoon|
I experienced the same problem with one I maidened for a friend. Looks like it might be a feature to watch out for.
|Thread: Anet A8|
|Thread: Looking for a ARTF Trainer - non-foam|
IMHO by far the best trainer is the Irvine Tutor 40/Tutor 40 II. This one model can take from absolute beginner, through the A & B tests and beyond. A very close 2nd is the Seagull Boomerang. Both of these models have semi-symmetrical wing section accompanied by just the right amount of dihedral to make them straightforward to fly the basics yet reasonably capable of all the basic aerobatics. Models you can reliably go back to when training is completed and have loads of fun.
Behind these there are other very good trainers, the rest of the Seagull trainer range in particular (but see next paragraph), some of which have been mentioned, then the there's the WOT 4 and similar.
Then there's the good trainers. They are good but I would be less inclined to recommend because of their flat bottomed wing section, the Seagull Arising Star being one such example. They fly exceptionally well and very easily in fairly calm conditions but are more tricky in the wind and not so good with aerobatics as the aforementioned. Compare flying an Arising Star inverted with A Tutor 40 II, provided they are properly balanced the Arising Star will do it but the Tutor 40 will do so much better.
On the subject of balancing, I'll get on my usual hobby horse, don't balance a little on the nose heavy side, "a little" is about the same length as a piece of string and often results in a model that flies well but lands badly, for which the undercarriage usually gets the blame. The instructions provide you with a balance point that works, so work to that.
One final point, if you already have foam trainers then the likelihood is that you already have at least a little flying experience with very easy to fly models, so it might a good time to consider one with a semi-symmetrical wing section whether it's one I suggest or not.
|Thread: Guns in Society|
"Gun laws and gun crime are not connected: criminals do not obey laws - that's why they're criminals. They certainly don't obey gun laws. Why would they?"
Shot yourself in the foot with that one Tony! If there were no guns then no law would be required and there'd be no opportunity for criminials and others to misuse them (remember the opening post for example).
Furthermore your reasoning will not help anyone that has been injured or killed through the use of fireaerms whether lawfully held or not.
The self protection or protection of ones home is poor argument as it's just not possible for you to produce statistics that show a high enough percentage of home owners are at risk of being faced by criminals with firearms to justify that stance. What's shown in the bias of the arguments you put forward are that they are more political motivated than reasonable protection the average person.
Yes it's very unpleasant indeed but bullets can be quite messy too, as for shotguns Tom, you should see the mess they make at close quarters, bits all over the place. I was just about to describe it but thought I'd better not.
It doesn't matter how high your horse is or on which side it's ridden, the purpose of a firearm is to kill, that does not apply to all the other analogies that have been made. That there are now also sporting uses for firearms is beside that point as the more firearms there are; the more suffering there is because of them.
I've had the opportunity to try a few firearms from time to time and been surprisingly good at it but I do not think that justifies any further interest in them on my part.
Edited By Ian Jones on 25/11/2017 14:38:41
|Thread: 2018 Mass Build - Voting Thread|
The Mass build is an excellent idea and I have taken part in the past. I would do so again but I have so many models and such a slow build rate that it's not practical to join in every time, as much as I would like to. I would certainly have preferences amongst the models mentioned but it wouldn't really be fair if I cast a vote with no intention of following it through.
Unless I'm mistaken, this forum isn't as active as it was in the days of the early mass builds so that may account for the low take-up rate to some extent.
Although MB build blogs here are the norm, I wonder if a timely build featured in the magazine would help?
I also wonder if returning to some of the original concepts would have any influence on the take-up, e.g. to donate to a charity, a build suitable for absolute beginners and a quick one at that?
|Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints|
Where did you get the build files? What filament did you use, how much does it weigh, got any video? Questions questions!
Could tell all in another thread if you want, I'm sure lots of us would like to know more.
LOL, I'm sure it will Tony.
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