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Author Topic: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017  (Read 171 times)

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Offline Michael

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Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« on: August 06, 2017, 05:54:20 pm »
The weather and wind conditions were much better than forecast.

Gill brought out a 3D-printed Spitfire. It flew well, but sustained some damage on landing. It was really interesting, and I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this soon.



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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 07:08:33 pm »
Where was the Spitfire printed?
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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 08:05:54 pm »
One of our members bought/downloaded the file for the model, then printed out parts measuring no more than 20 cm wide, on his 3D printer, and then glued/assembled the parts, and then installed the equipment.

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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 11:13:11 am »
Since I plan to fix the "minor damage" (fuselage split into two halves) I might as well start a (re)build thread for 3D printed models elsewhere on the forum.

By the way, this wasn't the maiden flight. The plane was maidened back in May and flew well 4 or 5 times since then. Yesterday was only the half-maiden flight with a freshly printed set of wings. The original wings were completely deformed after I left the plane in the car on a sunny day. 
 
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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 01:55:34 pm »
Did you get the files from Thingiverse or the original from MyMiniFactory? What type of filament did you use?
Do it while you can.

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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 01:58:49 pm »
Interesting project. A couple of questions:
- What kind of filament did you use to print it?
- Total hours required to print all the parts?

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Re: Flying Sunday August 6, 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 10:05:08 pm »
Vic, Frank,
I tried to sum up the answers here:
http://temac.ca/smf/index.php/topic,6271.0.html
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