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Well it had to happen sooner or later when something is not made properly then failure is just one step away, and that’s exactly what happen last night to my 5 Lamps.. It's not nice to admit to failure but hell shit happens..

When putting the reinforcement pole into the centre section, I didn’t anchor it to the concrete base and only relayed on the strength of the column held on with bolts to hold everything up.

When I started the printing I taught (wrongly) that 40% fill would be enough strength for this type of project and clearly it wasn’t, but funny enough I did increase the fill % on the lantern support tubes and they were very successful.

We got hit by a bit of fierce winds (gale force) and heavy rain and I watched the 5 lanterns bounce all over the place and was amazed how well they stood up to the huge gusts, but later the Feckin thing collapsed in a heap when the base structure broke.

Now I know what I know, and will start again but this time use 100% fill on the centre column and 70% on the lantern tubes, and I reckon I may be able to salvage the top section, otherwise it’s a complete whole print again..
She got caught in a North by East wind, right down the driveway the only Feckin spot I didn’t have trees for protection..

Untitled-2.jpg This is where it failed Untitled-1.jpg The Fill %..
Untitled-3.jpg How she fell.. Untitled-4.jpg Very small debris foot print..
Untitled-5.jpg Not much to look at now Untitled-6.jpg FUBARED .. Click to enlarge...
 

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Sorry to read this. Those are horrible pictures! Nature can be a real b*tch. :hit

Surprised that the light bulbs did not break.

PS Is anything left standing for Ted to lift a leg on?
 

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Sad news - I hope you get the MK2 design sorted soon.
 

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Sorry to hear this. TBH I would have been amazed if it had survived a full blown gale. But I'm ready to be amazed when the improved version is installed.
 

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Oh no! Very very sorry to hear about this! I've definitely had PLENTY of similar experiences!

This video was very helpful for me when it came to infill and shells for strength:

 
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