3D Printable Pilot Figures

Here is a great idea from RCGroups.com user Lynxman about printing your own scale pilot figures!

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Print Your Own Pilot

I found this great pilot figure on Thingiverse a while back. I have used it for several models.

The latest I printed is 1/4 scale. He looks pretty good with paint. I altered the angle of the hips slightly in CAD.

Here are the pilots I have collected on Thingiverse. Remember to tip the creator if you use them a lot:

1/4 scale 3D printed lightweight pilot figure (0 min 22 sec)

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Jul 10, 2019, 12:51 PM
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Here's another snoopy pilot version - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2406162
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Jul 13, 2019, 09:13 AM
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I like this one https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1105001
Jul 14, 2019, 06:19 PM
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Lynx

Did you print that as one solid pilot or did you print out the pieces and glue them together? Im asking for advice on print orientation and the supports to use if you did in fact print it as one solid piece.
Jul 14, 2019, 06:26 PM
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I glued the pieces together after printing. The parts are orientated on stands that let you print without separate support. I printed the lower legs separately as the pilot was too tall for my printer.
Jul 14, 2019, 10:38 PM
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I glued the pieces together after printing. The parts are orientated on stands that let you print without separate support. I printed the lower legs separately as the pilot was too tall for my printer.

Okay, good to know! Thanks for the response. I will try it in pieces and see how it turns out.


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