Discussion in '3-D Printing and Related topics' started by Ben Martin, Nov 29, 2018.
I absolutely love this design. I am now printing it in Pink ABS.
Thanks. The one that you printed for me will be getting its first flight test in a week, looking forward to seeing how it performs.
Did you figure out what type of mailing tube?
The fincan performed flawlessly on its first test flight. The payload tube did not have the same fate. Really late ejection charge did some damage, thankfully it's easily repairable. Happy with the 3D printed fin can so far, thanks for printing it cwbullet!
I don't think a lot of people have appreciated that yet. Unless you induce some warp or have a seriously mal-adjusted printer, printed fin alignment will always be 'perfect'. Roll induced by fins should be gone - stresses on the model should be reduced.
Exactly. There was practically zero roll during the takeoff.
Video of flight:
Great flight. Now, you juts need another tube.
Just have to unscrew the "damaged" one and replace it, simple repair.
How do you order those tubes?
My dad owns a graphics shop so he has a bunch of them laying around. I use the 3in tubes with thinner walls. I'll try to figure out an comparable brand.
What color is the exterior?
This tube was brown on the outside with a white film on the inside. The other rocket I made used brown on the outside and inside.
That video should sell a hundred printers. Even a master craftsman can't get fillets and bevels exactly symmetrical.
Thank you, just started a print of this, no idea what I will use it for yet
Makes you wish all rockets had these. Much time could be saved, allowing us to spend valuable time doing other things in life.
It was one of the easiest prints but it does take a long time to print and a little elbow grease to sand.
It should be able to fit standard 3in tubes (fiberglass and LOC) but I'll make different variations just incase. I will also be scaling it up to a 4in version and below 3in if anyone has requests. The long print time is worth the great flights, plus it's an easy print with no extreme overhangs.
Successful print, sized for 3” MAC canvas. Thanks for an awesome file!
Looks great, hopefully you will get some good flights out of it!
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