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Oct 11, 2018, 02:24 PM
The Junk Man
Originally Posted by birdofplay
Although that is a possibility,
it is just common courtesy to ZIP or Shrink large files to save bandwidth and disc space.
Um, .stl file are tiny little text files. Probably take up less space on here than this post.


Edited for spelling, they should not have put the 't' key so close to the 'r' key.
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Oct 11, 2018, 07:04 PM
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Whaaat ? I missed your point.

What I thought was the suggestion to rename stl to txt just to get past RDG restrictions .
that wouldn't change the size.
Oct 12, 2018, 09:21 AM
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Not talking about size. The forum will only accept certain file TYPES. I have no idea if .stl files are allowed or not. If not allowed, I posted how to get around the problem.

Oct 12, 2018, 09:56 AM
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new PC6 turbo porter 1.5m (3d printed mix)

Video added in the first post.
I don’t have a camera man , only static phone camera.
The first section (no red and black strip in the fuselaje) is the second flight . It flew with a Rctimer BC2830-8 1300kv 275w and 8x4 propeller. It flew ok but need more power to climb in a stepper angle to abort landings and accept floats.

Then I upgraded with a Dualsky Eco 2814 C. 1200kv 350w and 9x6 prop. A huge difference in performance. A secondary effect is battery position, not yet in the nose, more close to the CG a lot more easy to balance with different batteries.
Last edited by rajazo; Oct 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM.
Oct 12, 2018, 05:17 PM
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Thanks for the video. Looks like she flys quite well. Comes in bit hot for landing in spite of those nice flaps though. I'm thinking she is bit nose heavy?
Oct 12, 2018, 08:00 PM
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For me the Porter PC-6 is all about the BIG flaps and low speed flying performance.

Otherwise it's just another High wing trainer.

Doing super low speed Hi AoA landings while thumbing your nose at Gravity is the trill !

Just like in the movie Air America with Mel Gibson.

So a LIGHT build with an OVER POWERED motor prop combo is a necessity ! heh heh heh :>}}}}}}
Oct 13, 2018, 08:17 AM
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You are right guys... I need lot more practice with the flaps!
Nov 01, 2018, 06:39 PM
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Did you ever post the .stl files?

I fancy having a go at this - reminds me of the movie "Air America"

Mar 12, 2019, 04:56 PM
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Sorry to all because my lateness, But I really poor on time, but I need to change some pieces because they fail in some points.
Actually, I ‘ m close to end a new set of files and re- print and rebuild a new plane, including fixings for pontoons in the central cage (pontoons and frame successfully tested on February on the original Porter)

thanks for the patience
Mar 13, 2019, 06:37 AM
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Thank you for the design

Mar 13, 2019, 08:08 AM
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Just seen this thread now

Agree that for now mixing 3D printing and conventional materials is the best way to go. May stay that way - good engineering has always been about picking the best materials, technologies and manufacturing techniques. Very seldom that one thing works for the entire construction.

I especially like your use of 3D prints for the flaps and ailerons. I printed some test pieces about a year ago that had similar thinking behind them; just have not had time to incorporate into a new plane. See: - maybe some ideas others can build on.

Slightly off topic, but on the file size debate: Not all RCG users live in economies with fast and cheap data access. Most picture above ~500kB are just wasting memory and bandwidth. For some of us the now 'normal' 3MB photos are making clicking on photos in RCG too slow and expensive to be usable. I suspect that many folk who take pics with their phone are unaware just how large these files are by default, and how the file size exceeds the capabilities of the phone optics anyway. So please be considerate and reduce or zip large files.
Last edited by Extreme Sports; Mar 13, 2019 at 08:15 AM.
Jun 10, 2019, 01:53 AM
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nice one. I try to make this one based on pilatus 3 view images. I like how it looks, but in the end I messed up with nose length, fuse length, and wing. lol.
Jun 10, 2019, 01:05 PM
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new PC6 turbo porter 1.5m (3d printed mix)

I´m happy to tell you that the porter crash on april 21... nobody survive but the tail!

thanks to that all the problems was solved and the STL was published at Thingiverse.

This is a list of improvement:

-A dependable assembly system for the wings thanks to ideas from VTOLMAN and his beautiful Beachcraft Baron. really thanks for the idea. The system is a simple ranurated tab that insert in the fuselage and after a click, the wing is secure.

-A corrected wing frame (ribs) with one tube glued internally to each wing and a center tube that slide between both wings and fusselagge.

- A re designed motor mount with some mods

-A redesigned connectors between motor mount and nose frame. The older motormount glued directly to thr foam suffer a lot with hard landings and foam is not the best for traction work. Now the union is between PLA frames.

-Insidence angle of the wig was corrected and now the proter doesn´t need elevator trim

-redesigned motor hood including motor and battery compartment. The new design has lower tab that insert in the nose section, then it`s self aligned.

-redesigned ailerons. Now the fixation to the wing are 3 small insertions, not a complete trailing edge profile.

-functional hinge in lateral door

more info will be posted soon,
Last edited by rajazo; Jun 14, 2019 at 05:04 PM.

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