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Mar 13, 2017, 08:29 AM
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3D Lab Print - Cessna 152


I am relatively new to the 3D printing at home scene, but have become somewhat enamored by it in recent months. Especially with the release of these beautifully designed models from 3dlabprint.com.

I have just completed printing the Stearman PT-17 Kaydet and it has turned out wonderfully. Waiting for some additional materials to make it complete and flight ready.

3D Lab Print has just released the files for their Cessna 152 based trainer, and I am excited as this is another one of my favorite planes. Their schtick is providing printable files for a very reasonable cost that you can print on very modest equipment. How modest you ask? Well I paid just under $200 shipped for my machine an Anet A8, which is a DIY assembled kit. So far, I am quite pleased with the results, after the initial learning curve (I am always learning, I hope). So, I've bought the files and will post the results here, and invite any questions or comments, especially if you are building, or going to build one.

I love these guys CAD work. They have gone to great lengths to integrate everything needed into the structural design of their models. While I do alot of CAD work, I recognize a value when I see. These folks seem to have hit a home run, again!

This is a 61.5" wingspan electric model, all built on an 8" square surface.

Ken


Cessna 152 flight video (2 min 11 sec)
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Mar 13, 2017, 10:02 AM
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Wow!

Interested.
Mar 13, 2017, 11:34 AM
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Man, that last landing was a very scale interpretation of an Indian flight student landing
Mar 13, 2017, 01:09 PM
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Very interesting. I hope that you shoot some videos of assembling your machine and doing a project such as this.
Mar 13, 2017, 01:50 PM
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A really quick overview. LOL!

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Mar 13, 2017, 02:43 PM
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Are you ever going to offer kits for these? I want one but have no 3D printer.
Mar 13, 2017, 02:51 PM
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That is really amazing! Thanks for sharing, I wasn't aware you could buy the printers as inexpensive or that you can buy a "3D Kit" (files)

Ken, do you know if there are other companies selling files for accessories or planes? The future looks pretty cool......

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Mar 13, 2017, 03:13 PM
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A really quick overview. LOL!

Ken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_SjYDjYUPA
Well, that was quick alright.

Are there other, slower videos that explain the process?
Mar 13, 2017, 06:36 PM
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Are you ever going to offer kits for these? I want one but have no 3D printer.
I am considering it, but I have to work out a system of payment to the guys selling the files, whereby they get paid in the process.

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That is really amazing! Thanks for sharing, I wasn't aware you could buy the printers as inexpensive or that you can buy a "3D Kit" (files)

Ken, do you know if there are other companies selling files for accessories or planes? The future looks pretty cool......

Denny
Denny,
There are a number of folks who are making some accessories for these models. They can be found on https://www.thingiverse.com/

I am working on learning the design process flow for this style of plane, as are several people. I don't know of any other commercial offerings, but if it turns out to be a hit, I am sure others will follow.

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Mar 13, 2017, 07:06 PM
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Working on 2 for my club got a good start so far
Mar 13, 2017, 07:18 PM
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You know, I always wanted a C150 that flies like a F16
Mar 13, 2017, 07:28 PM
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Man, that last landing was a very scale interpretation of an Indian flight student landing
When you put that much time into something so awesome you don't even want to fly it, let alone try and land it.

I'm printing a spitfire as we speak.
Mar 13, 2017, 07:30 PM
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You know, I always wanted a C150 that flies like a F16
That's funny! Here are some weight and area specifications.

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Mar 13, 2017, 07:31 PM
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Working on 2 for my club got a good start so far
I love the transparent look on these. That is how I'm doing mine. Also printing the Spitfire.

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Mar 13, 2017, 07:36 PM
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Cessna 152 guide 2 (3 min 28 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 3 (0 min 54 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 4 (6 min 3 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 5 (3 min 50 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 6 (6 min 33 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 7 (5 min 37 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 8 (4 min 21 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 9 (8 min 4 sec)


Cessna 152 guide 10 (4 min 4 sec)


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