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.
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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
- wooden beams (3x3 mm)
- balsa (for ailerons)
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
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/
First Prize in the
Make It Fly Contest 2016
Runner Up in the
3D Printing Contest 2016
Participated in the
First Time Author Contest 2016