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Old 12-23-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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I have decent 3d printing experience but they've mostly been just one piece prints. I think I'm working my way up because soon I'll be printing this:

https://pinshape.com/items/8490-3d-printed-walkera-runner-250-upper-racing-tray


This is my goal for 2016
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:30 AM   #22
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In my research, I believe you can even obtain 3d scanners that will scan an existing part into the required format, and then you can build a catalog of the parts you require. Of course this adds to the expense of the 3d printer setup.

Here is an example of someone who designed a quad and printed it for flight.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10753
There are a couple other examples. In one a gentleman made his main blades, but they shattered upon impact, not good.

However gears, cases, landing skids, heads, could these be essentially manufactured in a home heli shop?

I know a maker bot is not inexpensive (about $2k for the current 2 head version), but I would be using it for other things as well.
http://store.makerbot.com/replicator-404.html
That's a wiser way than making it from scratch. You can take an original design then modify it up after scaling.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:25 PM   #23
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Just to prove the point this person built a 1/10 scale buggy using 3d printing.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42198 looks pretty tough from the video.

I've printed a fair number of smaller widgets for my helicopters. Antenna guides, pushrod guides, receiver mounts, fuel tank mounts.
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Old 09-25-2016, 09:25 PM   #24
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I printed bearing block for mini protos. more likely to damage when crashed.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:01 AM   #25
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Yes,
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:41 PM   #26
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I have printed a cooling shroud for the rotorstar gh56 motor running petrol in my TZ 50v2.
Was a big improvement over the original shroud but it still needs a couple of design changes but the cooling improved a lot.
Also printed a set of cdi brackets and a mount for the opto kill switch.

Used a malyan m150 i3 printer with abs filament.
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Old 11-17-2016, 01:57 PM   #27
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I have printed a cooling shroud for the rotorstar gh56 motor running petrol in my TZ 50v2.
Was a big improvement over the original shroud but it still needs a couple of design changes but the cooling improved a lot.
Also printed a set of cdi brackets and a mount for the opto kill switch.

Used a malyan m150 i3 printer with abs filament.
Nice! What material did you use for the shroud?

Edit: Nvm! Interesting abs is taking the heat. How many gallons through the shroud?
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I know this thread is getting some age, but wanted to point this out for anyone who hasn't seen it yet...

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Old 01-15-2017, 12:29 PM   #29
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Cool the subject will become more common

with 3d scanners becoming cheaper and better copying plastic parts will become easier and so more common.
This will allow to keep flying helicopters that lost there manufacturer support (cough thunder tigre).
I hope that in 2 to 3 years i will be able to print my raptor 30/50/60/90 frame parts
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:57 PM   #30
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If you had this printer you would be all set to print and thing you need. Just different resin s I love that compressor impeller can withstand temp into 900 deg range n still function much better then it's metal counter parts. And at a third or forth the material cost plus machining time n labor plus saving of a stock room of inventory. Is Huge. Production ready parts in rapid time. It's a win win for any one with this printer can't wait to use one

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Old 01-24-2017, 12:00 PM   #31
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I have printed a cooling shroud for the rotorstar gh56 motor running petrol in my TZ 50v2.
Was a big improvement over the original shroud but it still needs a couple of design changes but the cooling improved a lot.
Also printed a set of cdi brackets and a mount for the opto kill switch.

Used a malyan m150 i3 printer with abs filament.
This is could but that type of plastic is not light. Would this be a lot heavier than the stock? And how does it handle the heat? I do know certain filament can't handle the heat like the graphite plastic they use.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:41 PM   #32
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Aren't the 3D printing materials somewhat limited? Would the resultant part meet the physical requirements of most parts?
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