3D Printed Ultimate Biplane 10-300S (RC Plane)

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Introduction: 3D Printed Ultimate Biplane 10-300S (RC Plane)

I have designed this plane from scratch using the software Catia. This plane was specificly designed for 3D printing, which means that it is very light (about 400 grams without electronics). There are .stl files of every part that is used on this plane (except the wooden beams - you have to buy them). To build this plane, you will need a 3D printer, some skills with building RC models, and a lot of time, but it is worth it.

Step 1: Creating the Digital Prototype

You don't have to do this, it is already done. It just for you to imagine how this plane was created.

Step 2: Print and Glue Together

Print the parts you need, assembly them together and glue. I used the epoxy, and it is perfect.

You will need:

  • 3D printer
  • epoxy
  • wooden beams (3x3 mm)
  • balsa (for ailerons)

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Step 3: Coating

I have used the ironing foil Oracover. Top is transparent red, and the bottom is pure black.

You will need:

  • Ironing foil
  • sharp knife
  • flat-iron

Step 4: Finish

There is also an idea how to box this plane when you need to travel with this plane. You wil need a huge box (I guess this one is from some graphic plotter).

Step 5: Fly and Enjoy

Nobody is perfect....

But, you can check out the new face-lifted version of my 10-300S here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Crashed-3D-Printed-Biplane-10-300S/

Make It Fly Contest 2016

First Prize in the
Make It Fly Contest 2016

3D Printing Contest 2016

Runner Up in the
3D Printing Contest 2016

First Time Author Contest 2016

Participated in the
First Time Author Contest 2016

3 People Made This Project!

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21 Discussions

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lightning0131
lightning0131

Question 25 days ago

Hello, I have printed T1-T9, and have just started the Rudder prints, but as I'm looking forward, I am Trying to organize the ribs to their appropriate wing, and having trouble doing so. I attempted to use google translate to translate from Slovak to English, but it was difficult because google did not have direct translations. My questions are which ribs are for the upper wing and which are for the lower one. I know that the "stredove rebro", and "stredove rebro lave" are part of the lower wing inside of the wing box, but other than that, I was guessing. I'm unsure which are the same and which are not. Thank you for any and all help. I know this instructable was posted years ago but I appreciate it.

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evXplanet
evXplanet

Question 2 years ago

Could not find aileron stl files?

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nflpanthersfan
nflpanthersfan

3 years ago

what did you use for the pictures?

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 3 years ago

You mean type of camera?

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Prowlr
Prowlr

4 years ago

Congratulations on winning the First Prize!

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 4 years ago

Whoa, I am so happy. I still can`t believe it :)

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Prowlr
Prowlr

Reply 4 years ago

Neither can I! :)

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hertzgamma
hertzgamma

4 years ago

That is so cool! Congrats on the result from the hard work!

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martinkabat
martinkabat

4 years ago

Moc pěkná práce, pane! :-)

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rpotts2
rpotts2

4 years ago

very nicely done! other than the crash, does the frame hold up well to repeated landings and such? or does it need a pretty delicate hand?

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 4 years ago

The frame is pretty stiff, it handles hard landings very well. Also this crash is not so serious, only front of the plane was damaged, so it was quite easy repairing.

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Andy_Fuentes22
Andy_Fuentes22

4 years ago

Amazing build and beautiful design, cheers!

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DanielR34
DanielR34

4 years ago

To je fakt super!

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ClenseYourPallet
ClenseYourPallet

4 years ago

What a beautiful piece of art. Wonderful job

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 4 years ago

Thanks man

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PiotrM7
PiotrM7

4 years ago

Great job. Very interesting construction. If I can ask, are You from Slovakia?

I am from Poland.

Greetings

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 4 years ago

Yes, I am from Slovakia

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seamster
seamster

4 years ago

This is really impressive!

I've never seen a fully completed RC plane made with 3D printed parts like this.

If you felt inclined, separating the photos out into multiple steps with a bit of text in each to cover the construction processes involved, that would be so awesome!! :)

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osoba95
osoba95

Reply 4 years ago

Yes, you are right. This is my first instructable, so I am just getting into it. I will separate them to steps