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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #210 on: February 23, 2019, 03:12:22 pm »
I need to keep an eye out for suitable sized fans as scratchbilding them is very time consuming.  Computer cooling fans maybe?

If you do find something suitable and Cheap!, can you please let the rest of us know?
I for one have a couple of ideas but I'm put off by the thought of scratchbuilding Two! engines with Contra-rotating! fans...  :banghead: :
Oh, and did I mention they are to be Shrouded?!  :banghead: :anghead:

Yes. Cheap is the operative word here.  I'm sure I could find computer fans that looked perfect but then would have to junk the motors and casings which would be wasteful and expensive.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-3-Pin-40mm-PC-Computer-CPU-Cooler-Cooling-Fan-40x40x10mm-DC-12V-9-Blades-/221339558322

4 or more for AU $3.22/ea

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #211 on: February 23, 2019, 03:24:47 pm »
I need to keep an eye out for suitable sized fans as scratchbilding them is very time consuming.  Computer cooling fans maybe?

If you do find something suitable and Cheap!, can you please let the rest of us know?
I for one have a couple of ideas but I'm put off by the thought of scratchbuilding Two! engines with Contra-rotating! fans...  :banghead: :
Oh, and did I mention they are to be Shrouded?!  :banghead: :anghead:
Yes. Cheap is the operative word here.  I'm sure I could find computer fans that looked perfect but then would have to junk the motors and casings which would be wasteful and expensive.


How about something like this? (these are 1.25 inch diameter btw and are only an example, there are many other styles like 5 or 6 blades etc and sizes available with a bit of searching)

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/inductrix-compatible-props-grey-color.html
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #212 on: February 23, 2019, 05:14:22 pm »
Oh, cool! Thanks, Flyer - I'll have a peruse!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Later:

YESS!! Those will work, and there's enough material in a lot of them to reshape the blades and cut the diameter down to something more manageable.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks for that, Flyer - have a Pat on the Back - or even two, I'm in a generous mood (takem while you can gettem, it don't happen that often with me...  ;D ;) )
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #213 on: February 25, 2019, 03:17:16 am »
Thanks Brad F.  That website looks to be a great resource.
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #214 on: February 25, 2019, 01:24:13 pm »
Oh, cool! Thanks, Flyer - I'll have a peruse!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Later:

YESS!! Those will work, and there's enough material in a lot of them to reshape the blades and cut the diameter down to something more manageable.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks for that, Flyer - have a Pat on the Back - or even two, I'm in a generous mood (takem while you can gettem, it don't happen that often with me...  ;D ;) )

And - there's these:



 $6.35 ea

EDF Ducted Fan Unit 6Blade 2.75inch 70mm
 
Blade Diameter: 68.3mm / 2.68inch
Outer Case Diameter: 73mm
Wall Thickness: 1.53mm
EDF Length: 59mm
Front Shroud Diameter: 83mm
Motor Mount Holes: (from 18mm & 22mm)
Blade Type: 6
Shaft Size: 4mm
This EDF will take a motor with a maximum diameter of 28mm.(see related items)

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #215 on: February 25, 2019, 02:41:39 pm »
 :thumbsup:

There are other empty EDF's like those in there too in 30mm, 40mm and 50mm  :mellow:

(I need a replacement 70mm fan for my R/C jet model, it may not sound very large by the spec's but they are quite bulky in the hand, a 50mm EDF would be better suiting the size of a 1/72 model in my opinion, just food for thought...)
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #216 on: February 25, 2019, 02:58:13 pm »
Those ducted fans look very useful, I think I will look in to some of those
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #217 on: February 25, 2019, 11:38:05 pm »
That's even better, is it from the same site?

Never mind, I see it is... should have looked better!

Thanks, I might have to revisit and spend more money...  ;D
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #218 on: February 25, 2019, 11:51:57 pm »
They are almost perfect for what I have in mind.
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #219 on: March 25, 2019, 09:03:08 am »
Stumbled upon this...



Did Batman change sides? And I find the exhaust stubs (???) under the cockpit quite interesting!  :o

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #220 on: March 25, 2019, 10:06:25 am »
Stumbled upon this...



Did Batman change sides? And I find the exhaust stubs (???) under the cockpit quite interesting!  :o

 I find the exhaust stubs (???) under the cockpit quite interesting! 

...and that explains a lot.  :wacko:
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #221 on: March 25, 2019, 01:23:00 pm »
What exhaust stubs Jim ? ah! now I see them ---- looking in the wrong place
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #222 on: March 26, 2019, 07:08:08 am »
And I find the exhaust stubs (???) under the cockpit quite interesting!  :o

If they are exhaust stubs, and yes they do look like some, then why does it need them ? Or am I missing something ?
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #223 on: March 26, 2019, 07:59:26 am »
Perhaps it works like the Caproni-Campini, with a piston engine driving the compressor?
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #224 on: March 27, 2019, 12:43:55 am »
Perhaps it works like the Caproni-Campini, with a piston engine driving the compressor?

Didn't think of that
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