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3d printing

  1. G

    Idea for next 3d printed aircraft video

    I've been curious about printing this spitfire I found on Thingiverse, and I was thinking of seeing Flitetest take the plane out, and demonstrate it's performance, here's the link to the Stl files for the Spitty: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2349879
  2. Andre

    3DLabPrint Supermarine Spitfire MkIX

    On a whim I decided to take on this massive print project. While the rational person would already have concluded cost + hours = cheaper to buy a foamy I do love a good challenge. Stay tuned as this project develops and progresses. Supermarine Spitfire MkIX Printer: ANET A8 Slicer...
  3. P

    New Simple Scout with 3D printed parts and Vinyl decals...

    Here is a shot of my new Simple Scout with 3D printed cylinders, wheels, and pilot. I also did the vinyl decals myself. I'm very excited about what this new technology will bring to this hobby!
  4. JGplanes

    3D printed FT Simple Scout fusalage

    On the forums a while back someone asked about combining foam board and 3D printing. I thought about it, and came to the conclusion that if you could replace the fuselage, you would eliminate half the work of building a traditional FT foamy. So, I started working on a 3D printed fuselage for the...
  5. JimCR120

    Ultimaker Cura 3D Printing Software

    I was given a 3D printer, the CR-10 which is also on the forum, as an early Christmas present from my youngest son. It seems he did his homework as the reviews claim it is currently the best at its price. With it came some essential software, the Cura slicer. As I learn about 3D printing I...
  6. R

    3D printing is more affordable so....

    I wish some talented FT fan would bridge the gap between 3D printing and FT scratch builds. I would love to see, for example. The FT Explorer, 3d printed Cockpit and rudder\elevator section. Leaving the wing and fuselage still made out of dollar tree foam.. I'm sure many FT scratch builds could...
  7. G

    I didn't even know this world existed!

    Hi guys! I didn't even know this world existed. Back when I was a kid, all i wanted was an RC plane! Never flew one for more than a minute. 15 years later, i'm finally pulling the trigger and buying my own plane! I just ordered a Bix 3 after extensive research and (as it's summer)...
  8. Snarls

    Back With Some Printer Upgrades

    After a long hiatus I am back to the FT community. For those of you who don't know, I am a college student and this year school work and weather really put the hobby on the back-burner. But now school is out and I have time to get back in to things. I am looking forward to sharing some exciting...
  9. S

    Forge 3d Noob

    Hi guys just received my Forge, super excited to get started. I might be jumping ahead here because I haven't read all the manual. I did notice a Cura settings section, it directs you to download the Cura Settings exe file. I'm on a Mac does anyone know if there is a DMG or have any info on what...
  10. gowen

    3D Printing Section

    With the increase use of 3D printing for parts, accessories and even whole aircraft how about a dedicated sub forum for this aspect of the hobby within a hobby.
  11. J

    Hello from Australia - and a 3d printing design tip.

    Hi guys, love the site and videos and very tempted to fly over for the Flitefest. We would love to setup a flitetest distribution in Australia as the shipping and local availability of foam is poor. I have built the FT Spitfire, an FFF Eagle and Infinion all in foam board. Slowly building my...
  12. smithhayward

    Project: Single Servo Multiple Drop Mechanism - 3D Printing

    Hey Gang, so I totally know what you're thinking... Oh lord, ANOTHER project this guy has going on?!?! He's never going to finish any of them... You know what I say to that? Yeah, you're probably right. :p;) However, that doesn't mean I don't ATTEMPT to. Sharing is caring and I have an idea...
  13. _beta

    3D Printed Power Pod (A)

    Hello, I am a beginner in RC flight and have built the FT Tiny Trainer. Me and my friend were at my acreage flying our Tiny Trainers (we are both noobies) we both crashed lots and the only thing that broke was the power pods. I was thinking as I built my replacement power pod that I should 3D...
  14. C

    3D Printing Software?

    Can Anyone recommend 3D printing software? I'm a complete newbie to it all. I'm thinking about ordering a 3D printer from Hobby King. They seem to have a good sale going on right now.
  15. V

    3D Printed landing gear legs for FT-Storch

    I am not good at bending steel wire to make landing gear :( So I drew up some landing gear legs in Sketchup and printed legs for my Storch; they're plenty sturdy and only about 30g heavier than the steel gear setup. For those interested in printing a set for themselves, I've posted the...