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Fly Electric UK - "And Now" with 3D printed parts

Old 10-02-2017, 11:22 AM
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Default Fly Electric UK - "And Now" with 3D printed parts

Hey all, so I needed a small light model to fly at a park I was invited to by some friends. I thought back to the very first model I ever built under the guidance of a local veteran pilot when I was young(er). I have also been playing around with Fusion 360 cad drawing and my newest 3D printer an Anycubic i3 Mage and decided to see how I could merge these two.

All up wight came out to 189g (with battery) so I was pretty happy, sure a few grams may have been saved on a traditional version but it wasn't what I was going for and it flys superbly at that weight anyway.

Hardware:
1806-2300kv with a 6x4 50w @ 6amp WOT (flys well on the 6", will try a 7" prop but didnt have one on had, 8" was over kill)
2 x HXT500g
1 x HXT900g
12A Plush ESC
500mah 2s Wild Scorpion battery.

Materials:
3mm Depron
500x5x5mm Fuse (plans called for 450 but I extended it a little in hopes of taming it)

Plans:
Based on the Fly Electric UK "and_now"
http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/indoor.htm#andnow














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Old 10-02-2017, 10:42 PM
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Nice little plane.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Nice little plane.
Thanks Don, was as much an experiment with the practicality of 3D printing parts for a flying model as anything.
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