RC Plane 3D Prints

RC Plane 3D Print

Published: July 13, 2019 am31 4:12 am

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Categories: R/C Planes

This article will offer tips and templates on how to build with RC planes 3D Prints– the Foam Fighters Super Nova and the Red Mini Wing are what we will be building.

Image of the Super Nova – Completed

This plane is printed on Modified RepRap Mendelmax with 0.25 mm resolution and 100% infill. Fully assembled, its weight is just under 1.5 kg. The wings are 0.4mm. The center of gravity is around 45.5 cm from the tip of the nose. Use sandpaper and superglue to glue the parts together.

You need the following components for this RC Plane 3D print:

·         Turnigy 60A speed controller

·         7×5 propeller

·         Turnigy 2836-2350 motor

·         4S 1300mAh battery

More details (and the plane in flight) here.

Scheme

Print Settings

·         Supports: No

·         Rafts: Doesn’t Matter

·         Resolution: 0.25

·         Infill: 100%

How to print the center front piece  

Speedy “Red Mini Wing” RC Plane

This is a speedy, small, and highly maneuverable plane. Watch it go here. This one is very fast to print. The largest components are 220mm high, but it’s possible to cut them in half.

Wing fixating

Fixate the wing with a rubber band and secure it against lateral sliding. Just fixate it with short tape at the front and back to the fuselage.

Fuselage segments: fuselage back 1 and fuselage back 2

Fuselage parts

·         fuselage back: 3 bottom layer, 3 top layer

·         fuselage front: 7 bottom layer, 3 top layer

·         fuselage interfaces: 2 perimeter 0.4 no bottom/top layer, hollow

How to print the fuselage

Important – your extrusion width must be big enough to hinder printing infill between the hull’s two perimeters. The hull is 1mm. Ideally, set the width to around 0.55mm.

·         Fuselage back: 3 bottom layer, 3 top layer, 2 perimeter, extrusion width 0.53mm, 20% infill

·         fuselage front: 7 bottom layer, 3 top layer, 2 perimeter, extrusion width 0.53mm, 20% infill

·         fuselage interface: 2 perimeter 0.4 no bottom/top layer, hollow

·         fin cover plate: 2 bottom layer, hollow

·         fin: 4 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

What About Printing The Wings

The wings are printed with 0.3 height, 0.5 width, and two bottom and top layers. If you opt for thinner wings, the perimeter of the upper side and the inner spars perimeter will not merge. If you must try, go with 0.49 or 0.48 width. The slicer you use is decisive.

The inner spars won’t connect the bottom layer to the top layer if you print with a lower layer height. That’s another thing to take into account. A gap will be left in-between.

Stats:

Layer width: 0.5 mm

Layer height: 0.3mm

Wings:

·         wing servo: 3 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

·         1 perimeter, 2 bottom layer, 2 top layer, hollow

·         the aileron base: 5 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

·         aileron appendix: 1 perimeter, hollow

·         aileron end: 2 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

·         aileron interface: no bottom layer, spiral vase mode

Set printer as below to print wing:

Wing: 1 perimeter, 2 top layers, 2 bottom layers, hollow

Aileron base: 5 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

The Wing servo: 3 bottom layer, spiral vase mode

And there you have it! Below is the image of the plane ready for flying. Enjoy!

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