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by thewindego
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: More wings, the hard way?
Replies: 57
Views: 17093

Re: More wings, the hard way?

If its a 20hr print who cares? Do something else while your printer pays for itself. It should not be motionless. :)
by thewindego
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drilling hardware
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Re: Drilling hardware

You could try heating the plate to expand it with a torch but it will probable look a bit sad after. Opposite way would be dry ice or liquid nitrogen to shrink the mast if you have access to such.
by thewindego
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: fuselage fabrication
Replies: 36
Views: 11025

Re: fuselage fabrication

Seems like a solid plan to me either way. But may cost quite a bit more than just rolling your own and then you can include the strut connection in the fuse.
by thewindego
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

But if you already have a 3d printer.......Also cnc is a messy game compared to 3dp. Having said that I would like to have a 5x10ft cnc.
by thewindego
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

Your 5200mm/min is 86mm/s and I actually use 60mm/s so not so different. I can go faster without much effect but never found the need until now. Most big prints I have done for the rc plane I let run overnight so doesn't bother to be any faster. Those thin walled plane parts are really really picky ...
by thewindego
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

I go about 1/2 that speed for good results.
by thewindego
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

Hi Kosta
What print speed are you using? I printed the spitfire from 3dlabprint and it took a while to get that to print well. Its very difficult since its a 1 perimeter outside to keep it light enough to fly.
by thewindego
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

Some googling about moth foils. There are three main sections in use by the moth fleet. The NACA 63412 is the section originally used by John Ilett on his foils and was the main foil in use until the Bladerider. The Bladerider uses a custom section designed by Andrew McDougall, which has not been re...
by thewindego
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Another DIY foil
Replies: 64
Views: 14444

Re: Another DIY foil

In the stl tools menu there is a tab for splitting stl files. Without license cannot test but I think this is what we need. If not tinkercad can edit the big stl and make smaller piece.

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