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trebor30/10/2016 20:33:19
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I had no idea these machines had got this good, might have to think about getting one !


Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator30/10/2016 20:50:15
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We've moved this to our new "3D Printing" topic area!


Ian Jones16/11/2016 22:55:19
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It's on my todo list to, currently scanning through the internet to discover if it's worth buying the files or if there's a free one for a first attempt.

I've also been toying with the idea of making a wing for an existing model as a practice peice before I go the whole hog.

3Dlabprint is also the home of the spitfire featured in Richard Harris's review in RCM&E, quite tempted.

Edited By Ian Jones on 16/11/2016 22:58:56

Ian Jones20/12/2016 17:05:10
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Anyone tried any of these 3Dlabprint models?

Richard H, how is your spitfire standing up to the test of time?

Tony B-62220/12/2016 17:53:55
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I can happily say I was the lucky person to win the the 3D printed Spitfire in the RCMe comp in October, unfortunately the postie wasn't that gentle with it and it had been crushed on route to me crying 2 and a couple of the parts lets just say didn't fair too well, so I would have loved to tell you how it flies but it will only be a stay in the box type of hanger queen never to feel the rush of air over it's wings.....

Other than that the build quality was rather decent.

Edited By Phantom 622 on 20/12/2016 17:56:19

Ian Jones20/12/2016 18:25:05
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Oh that's dissapointing.

I wonder if someone can print the damaged parts for you.

Tony B-62220/12/2016 18:28:03
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Some one probably could Ian but seen as though it wasn't any fault of the wonderful staff at RCMe I didn't say any thing as I was happy I'd actually won some thing lol.

Richard Harris20/12/2016 22:11:43
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Yes, the Spitfire and all those cyano joints have held out fine this flying season. I see that 3Dprint lab added a P38 to their arsenal thumbs up


Ian Jones20/12/2016 22:13:56
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Thanks Richard, taht's very encouraging.

Martian31/05/2019 12:11:05
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Anyone else entered the 3d print/flying arena ?

Nightflyer31/05/2019 12:51:24
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One of the guys in my club has been 3D printing a number of his models the past couple of years and include Spitfire Stearman, and currently a decent sized Corsair. I have been quite impressed with what he has achieved, and when he re-kitted his Spitfire ... he just set the printer to work again and installed everything inside it. I believe his only comment has been about the type of cyano used being important for strength. This certaainly is an interesting area that will slowly take off and become established practice possibly over the next few years.

I like the sound of the P38, mind you a Mosquito would be good.

James Green231/05/2019 12:56:05
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This looks great, I would want to be able to download code for Brian Taylors scale models though and the work involved in doing this would be massive.

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