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I don't know if it's possible but I'm going to give it a try.I read about when magnets are faced each other like N vs N,they tend to float in mid air.Here is what I'm going to buy,put both magnets on the bottom base of the land speeder,and the template.Have like a fishing string to keep it stable.
Maybe if I make the base little bit bigger,and chop up the magnet ring into four parts,cornoring it like around the base,so then land speeder might be more stable.One string is aguly enough..
Sorry buddy this will not work. Even with strings, the speeder will not be stable. The thought of making a stable "hovering" object had hit my mind a few years ago, and upon podering and some light experimentation, it won't be stable.
When you place the magnets on the base they will repel each other. Also those magnets are not strong at all.
However if you do try this and make it work, and look good you will have my greatest applause because I just don't think it's that possible or practical.
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The magnets only repel strong enough to support a Land Speeder at around 3/4 an inch from each other. Even then it's not stable. If the magnets get any stronger they'll probably flip the model and decide to attract each other, smashing it to the base.
In short, not a good idea.
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To balance a magnet you need to have no vibrations. Any little change will cause chaos for the piece. This type of thing could be done for a show piece with enough effort but is not feasible for a gaming piece.
I know this is not what you origionally planned and may not look as good, but why not still use an extended flying base, widen the hole in the bottom of the speeder, then do like the toy does using the rod to keep the magnets from flying away. It won't be free floading, but it will be bobbing, which would look kinda cool.
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Instead of attempting repulsion, which will likely send your speeder toppling without decent stabilization, integrate attractive (opposing) pairs of magnets into taller scenery pieces and weight the lowest piece on the speeder, thus lowering the Center of mass. This should prevent flipping, and if anything bad happens, such as it breaking free from its securing line or something, it'll just stick to the supports and won't accelerate too far. Make a series of ruined buildings with overhangs to conceal the magnets, and create a cool terrain effect as well, allowing you to theme your model even more. Not much more than a scenic base with a couple pylons or ruined Gothic arches will be needed. Just insure the magnets will have enough attractive force across the distance, too.
I'd really like to see pics if you get this thing off the ground! Literally!
And I hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea a little. I've got some annoying Zoanthropes that'd benefit from being suspended, as opposed to falling over.
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I had been thinking about doing this for a while now... and I think I have a solution that would work just never tried it. I thought if I used several weaker magnets instead of just the one I could get it to work well enough. My plan requires 6 magnets around the base of the model and on the model itself, if you place the magnets at different polar angles then the model should just sort of hover and shift in its moorings.
I saw this done somewhere. They had several magnets and they were placed around the rim of a small indent, so like a crater. the object floated freely in there and moved slightly on its own from time to time, but never did anything to really flip itself. I do not know how heavy the floating object was but the whole idea looked pretty cool.
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