This is the OpenR/C Formula 1 car. It´s the third generation 3D printed OpenR/C car and this time around focus is on simplicity! You can print everything in PLA except the tires which are done in NinjaFlex! Of course you can print it in any material you like but for those that want to print a car but only have PLA at hand, this is the project for you!

This guide explains how to assemble the OpenRC F1 car. If you want to add electronics to make it radiocontrolled another step will be added later.

All files needed including STL´s, BOMlist, drawings, STEP file of the assembly are available here:




There´s a hardware/electronics kit is available here at www.3dprintnpack.com

There´s a article on Pinshape.com about the OpenRC F1 and if you are unfamiliar with The OpenRC Project you can read this article on Hackaday.com

When you have completed a OpenR/C project you can add it to the OpenRC Buildmap.

Step 1: Introduction to the Project and Starting of With the Chassie Plates

This is mainly an introduction to the project but there are still pieces to print and assemble!

These two plates are the only ones i print with 3 perimiters or more and higher infill rate at about 35%. Most other parts are printed with 2 perimiters with a 10-15% infill at 0.2mm layerheight.

Printed parts needed:

  • Chassie Rear
  • Chassie Front
<p>I made one! Wooh =)</p>
<p>Whoo Hoo! Nice job! Did you have to rerun many (or any) parts? What kind of printer do you have?</p>
<p>Looks awesome, well done!</p>
<p>i am new to 3D printing, and I WANT A 3D PRINTER,</p><p>what can you recomend? by banggood they got some called the PRUSSA3/4 or so</p><p>about the cost by banggood 400 euro.</p><p>but if needeed i am willing to pay more.</p><p>so i can build this also, wow what a build man</p>
<p>try formlabs</p>
thanx bro<br><br>WannaDuino!!!
I have a great 3d printer (Prusa i3 from Zonestar) bought from Aliexpress. The only thing i could recommend is buying a new heated bed. Apart from that, it's a really good and precise printer for just about 270 euros (price of new printer bed and customs costs included).
DUDE, i just bought some Nike`s for 180 euro.<br>thats almost a fricking 3D printer.<br>i still have to learn a lot i know now.<br>hahahaa
YOU ARE KIDDING ME?<br>PM me <br>i want some more info, i am a regular buyer at ali and Bang,<br>almost every day,so i have some questions for me to know before i buy it.<br>but thanx all of you for thinking with me.
<p>I thing Flashforge Dreamer is alot of 3D Printer for the buck but it&acute;s still around 1000 Euro which i gues maybe a bit over the budget here. How about a new Prusa i3 Mk2?</p>
Awesome! Nice work i know that was quite the project to accomplish.
This is a pretty intense build! Nice work!
<p>Thanks, lot&acute;s of though.</p>
<p>I thought that was a real sized car from the cover photo lol. Awesome work :) </p>
<p>Thanks man, glad you like it! </p>
<p>This is really cool! </p>
<p>This is a great tutorial! Thanks for making such a great F1 car and sharing it with the world. :)</p>

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Bio: Award-winning Swedish 3D designer and 3D Printing evangelist. Author of The OpenR/C Project and The OpenRailway Project.
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