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36" Northern Pike - 3D Printed Cuda Clone (It Flies & STL's are Posted!)

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
Aaaannd here she is - a whole plane!

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95% ready for flight - still need to get the hatch magnets (delivery later this week) and build a little foam pocket for the batteries to sit in (don't want them blasting out through the nose on my first landing).

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Looks pretty neat in the sun - great internal webbing design!

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Sort of crappy 3D printing though... oh well. The lesson here is buy good filament kiddies.

For my first 3D printed plane I'm satisfied enough to go fly her - who knows, might only last one flight! :ROFLMAO:
 

chris398mx

Well-known member
Aaaannd here she is - a whole plane!

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95% ready for flight - still need to get the hatch magnets (delivery later this week) and build a little foam pocket for the batteries to sit in (don't want them blasting out through the nose on my first landing).

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Looks pretty neat in the sun - great internal webbing design!

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Sort of crappy 3D printing though... oh well. The lesson here is buy good filament kiddies.

For my first 3D printed plane I'm satisfied enough to go fly her - who knows, might only last one flight! :ROFLMAO:
Mine only lasted about 30 seconds on her maiden until I looked down at the transmitter to try to trim her out. when i looked back at the plane i had lost orientation and down she went into a 1000 pieces. I think it would have flown great if i could have gotten it trimmed out. Good luck.
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
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Mine only lasted about 30 seconds on her maiden until I looked down at the transmitter to try to trim her out. when i looked back at the plane i had lost orientation and down she went into a 1000 pieces. I think it would have flown great if i could have gotten it trimmed out. Good luck.
Thanks - I hope that if it doesn't fly well, at least I can get a spectacular crash out of it too! :D
 
Thanks - I hope that if it doesn't fly well, at least I can get a spectacular crash out of it too! :D
Hi rockyboy! any news on your maiden flight? I'm currently finishing printing one of those beauties. Can you please tell me what motor/ESC/Bat you have installed? I'm still searching the right powerplant to buy.

Thanks!
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
Hi rockyboy! any news on your maiden flight? I'm currently finishing printing one of those beauties. Can you please tell me what motor/ESC/Bat you have installed? I'm still searching the right powerplant to buy.

Thanks!
I'm running a 7x5 prop, CF-2812 1543kv with a 30 amp esc (overkill, but poor airflow means oversize this baby) and a pair of 3s1300 batteries jammed way up in the nose for balance. However I have no idea if this is going to be a good setup - it should push at a 1:1 thrust ratio, and it came off a wrecked flying wing of about the same size, but she hasn't been in the air yet.

My local RC fields are open again, but covid cases continue to climb around here, and I'm not interested in bringing this deadly disease home to a pair of high-risk people I love. So for the next few months (maybe 6 or 9 - when a viable vaccine or treatment is available) I'm limiting trips away from home to essentials. This is certainly a time where living in a rural area with more places to fly without people would be awesome - but the good side of living in a major metro area is I can get almost everything we need delivered.
 

whackflyer

Well-known member
any help on my slicer. i don’t know why is not slicing with out the inner reenforce
What printer are you using? On my Ender 3 profile the supports didn't print either, so I switched all my print settings and bed size, print head settings etc over to a Prusa MK2 profile, then everything worked perfectly. I'll quote a couple of old posts that may help you.
Here is a video about how to fix the error message you are getting.

I couldn't get the cura profile to see the thin wall items either so here is what i did. I am using 4.2.1 and haven't updated for fear of it not working again.
I installed a Prusa MK2 printer into cura and used localfiend's profile for that printer, but to make that work, i had to change the settings for the printer back to my ender 3 for build plate and height, plus the settings for the print head. ( i just copied them from the ender 3 settings already in cura) then Ialso had to change some of the print settings for retraction and other ender 3 specific items to get good prints.

If you go this route and want my profile I built up, i can send it to you. I know this sounds like a lot, but it was't that bad. This was the only way I could get Cura to see the inner structures of the wings and print them.

Good luck
Good news! I got it working. Changed my ender 3 settings over to a prusa mk2, then imported @localfiend new cura 4.4 profile. I had some problems with oozing and stringing, so I had to goof with retraction settings for a while, but I just started a fuselage piece and it appears to be doing great!
 
Trying to get this plane wired up. Is there a diagram somewhere for a plane (like the Northern Pike) that only has a motor and ailerons? All the instructions I'm finding have the ailerons on one channel, and rudder and elevators on other channels. If I just follow the usual method and hook up the ailerons on a single channel, ignoring the rudder and elevators, then will the ailerons still work for adjusting altitude? Or is there a different way of wiring them up?
 

whackflyer

Well-known member
Trying to get this plane wired up. Is there a diagram somewhere for a plane (like the Northern Pike) that only has a motor and ailerons? All the instructions I'm finding have the ailerons on one channel, and rudder and elevators on other channels. If I just follow the usual method and hook up the ailerons on a single channel, ignoring the rudder and elevators, then will the ailerons still work for adjusting altitude? Or is there a different way of wiring them up?
What brand of TX are you using? You'll have to plug one servo into the elevator port, and one into the aileron port, then select the elevon wing type in your transmitter. After that you can go about setting up throws, D/R and expo like usual.
 
Trying to get this plane wired up. Is there a diagram somewhere for a plane (like the Northern Pike) that only has a motor and ailerons? All the instructions I'm finding have the ailerons on one channel, and rudder and elevators on other channels. If I just follow the usual method and hook up the ailerons on a single channel, ignoring the rudder and elevators, then will the ailerons still work for adjusting altitude? Or is there a different way of wiring them up?
You will need to set it up to work as a delta wing setup with elevons. What radio are you using?