3D Printing Quinstar files?

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    Arsenal78

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    Does anyone by chance have any Quinstar upscale files that could be used to 3D print the pieces? I don’t have any access to wood cutting stuff so I can’t cut anything out but I can print stuff. Been wanting to do an upscale Quinstar for 29mm for a while now.
     
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    There's another solution...
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    29mm Quinstar, every piece cut by hand! (yes, I am crazy). Check what the weight would be for a 3D-printed version, I would fear it would be a brick, but maybe it would be possible to take some steps to lighten it up (not sure exactly how though).

    Check with @Charles_McG regarding files.
     
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    3D printed pieces would be about as heavy as cutting them out of basswood
     
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    Better than I expected for some reason. In that case you should be OK. Mine is a combination of basswood (frame) and balsa (non-structural pieces). If I had to do it again I'd try to make it a bit lighter, but I'm not sure where I'd change. My biggest problem is that I have no good way to get F15-0s anymore, now that my local HL stopped carrying them. :(
     
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    I’d throw an F67 in it but that’s just me lol
     
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    For a super-draggy saucer I've always thought a long slow burn would yield a better flight than a blaster like the F67. But I haven't tried. Also gotta watch the delay, don't want it firing after landing.

    I think Charles_McG flew his on a G67 or something like that and got a very good flight.
     
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    Take off the red cap and save the powder for dual deploy or dipping igniters. Tape over the small orifice.
    I've flown my stock one on an AT D SU motor. Yowzers.
     
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    Mine is a 38mm version - I'm partial to the CTI 38mm-1G G79 Smokey Sam for it.

    I have vector files in Illustrator. Completely scalable. In general, I don't share files for modern kits - but I have been known to give people a helping hand converting scans of their kits into vectors.

    Hmm... I'd be temped to bring the pieces in as SVG. Assemble them in CAD and then print the whole Quinstar.
     
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    Member @djs flew a 24mm scaled Estes Blender on an F50 (I think). Took the 'blades' right off. Flew straight, though.
     
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    I also tried my 29mm Blender on an F10. Started out ok. Up. Hover. Went sideways after about 6 seconds of burn.
     

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