“The Albatros Chronicles: A Seriously Hilarious Odyssey through the Skies”
In the annals of airborne extravagance, none shines brighter than Jules Verne’s “Robur the Conqueror,” featuring the pièce de résistance of Victorian sky-travel – the Albatros. Brace yourself for a journey through clouds, wit, and a dash of steam-powered comedy, as we unravel the marvels of this flying contraption that’s part bird, part machine, and all showbiz.
The Albatros Soars – Because Who Needs a Gondola Anyway?
Meet Robur, the genius with a mustache that could rival Hercule Poirot’s and an ambition as high as the dirigibles he dreams of. His brainchild, the Albatros, is not your grandma’s hot air balloon; it’s more like the Beyoncé of airships – elegant, powerful, and the envy of anything stuck on terra firma.
This flying wonder is the result of Robur’s love affair with innovation and his disdain for sluggish transportation. The Albatros isn’t just an airship; it’s a fashion statement, soaring through the skies with the grace of a peacock at a ball. And who needs a gondola when you can have a flying fortress that could double as the gates of heaven?
To directly proceed to buying this model, its here. You can listen to Jules Verne’s novel in the video while watching our animated 3d Albatros below. You can get both the 20cm and 100cm models as a bundle for a reduced price here it is. You can continue reading the rest of the article and download a free STL file for the display model of Albatros.
Beneath the vast expanse of the ocean lies a not-so-secret weapon – the Type 209-1200 submarines. Forget the stereotypes of ominous black silhouettes and somber missions; these submarines bring a splash of excitement and a dash of innovation to the world of undersea warfare. Developed by the maritime maestros at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Type 209-1200 submarines are here to prove that submarines can be both serious and seriously cool.
Continue reading for more images, rest of the article and the free hi rez STL file for printing your own Type 209 display model. For the multi-piece, R/C compatible 1meter model, click here.
20 years ago we used to host the Endtas DIY boatbuilding site which we gave up maintaining later due to busy life. Therefore the site, all the articles are lost. Maybe its time to write something about those days and amateur boat building. We also used to host numerous boat plans on endtas sites. Now we gathered all of them as a file pack. Read, enjoy and please share.
Building your own boat is a rewarding and adventurous endeavor that allows you to create a vessel tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re dreaming of sailing calm lakes or navigating challenging waters, a do-it-yourself (DIY) boat-building project can bring your vision to life. In this article, we’ll explore the exciting world of DIY boat building, providing insights, tips, and steps to help you embark on this fulfilling journey.
In the vast and enigmatic expanses of the ocean, where marine life engages in aquatic charades and seaweed adopts fashionable disguises, a formidable player emerges beneath the waves—the Columbia-class submarines. These maritime marvels, far from being your conventional submarines, embody a strategic prowess akin to oceanic tacticians, armed with cutting-edge technology and an innate knack for stealth.
Here is our 1m long R/C capable and 3d printable model.
Continue reading for more images, information and STL files of the 1 meter Columbia Class submarine. Or you can direcltly download the 1meter Columbia class files from here. The stl files for the 22cm long multi part display model are also included in the same package as a gift.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most impressive architectural marvels of the ancient world. Located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis. It is believed to have been constructed over a period of 20 years, from around 2580 to 2560 BCE, during the reign of the pharaoh Khufu. This incredible monument stands as a testament to the advanced engineering and architectural skills of the ancient Egyptians.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a massive structure, standing at a height of 147 meters and covering an area of over 5 hectares. It was constructed using an estimated 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing an average of 2.5 tons. The precision with which these blocks were cut and placed is astounding, with the joints between them so precise that a sheet of paper cannot fit between them. The fact that the structure has survived for over 4,500 years, despite numerous earthquakes and other natural disasters, is a testament to the quality of the construction.
Nature has been perfecting its designs for millions of years. From the wings of a bird to the fins of a fish, the natural world is a treasure trove of solutions to problems that humans face. Biomimicry is the process of using nature’s designs, patterns, and strategies to create innovative solutions to complex human problems. It is a rapidly growing field that is transforming the way we approach innovation and design.
Biomimicry is not a new concept. Humans have been inspired by nature for centuries, from the invention of the airplane to the development of Velcro. However, biomimicry as a formalized discipline is relatively recent. It was first coined by Janine Benyus in her 1997 book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. The book sparked a movement, and today, biomimicry is being used to develop everything from more efficient buildings to new medical technologies.
Continue reading for learning more info about biomimicry and also finding your free STL files for 4 different stool versions.
Despite being a replacement for many types of SSBNs, Borei-class submarines are much smaller than those of the Typhoon class in both volume and crew (24,000 tons opposed to 48,000 tons and 107 personnel as opposed to 160 for the Typhoons). In terms of class, they are more accurately a follow-on for the Delta IV-class SSBNs.
I’ve made this model both for display purposes and for R/C enhusiasts. There are two separate file packs for each purpose. Display model is approximately 21cms long to fit most 3d printers. Surely it can be enlarged as you wish if you have a large enought printer. The RC model consists of a shell and dive-rudder planes. It is approximately 1 meters long and has 1mm thickness.
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This is a 3d printable usb power bank for daily use. It has a 18650 battery inside and a charger module which both can be purchased online. Continue reading for more information and STL files for the parts.
The Typhoon class, Soviet designation Project 941 Akula (Russian: Акула, meaning “shark”, NATO reporting name Typhoon), is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines designed and built by the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest submarines ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew of 160 when submerged for months on end.
Typhoon Class Sub on Patrol
Rendering of the 3d model
The 3d model is made specificly for 3d printing. Some details are simplified for easy printing by using minmal support structures.
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