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Dec 03, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Autodesk Fusion 360 - Design a plane

i have made three videos showing how to design a plane with autodesk fusion. The model is made to be 3D-printable, not everything is ready, but as its a tutorial, you could use it as an inspiration for own designs.

Video-Tutorial - Creation of a RC speed plane with Autodesk Fusion 360 - Part 1 (1 hr 7 min 23 sec)

Autodesk Fusion 360 - Creation of curved ribs for rc-plane-wing (17 min 51 sec)

Autodesk Fusion 360 - Turorial RC-Plane - Holes in Curved Ribs for 3D-printing of wings (30 min 18 sec)

English is not my native language, so please be nice with me and my speaking

The model is a pylon racer comparable to the Slipso 400 from Jeff Daniels or the Speedster by Jonas Leander.
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Dec 03, 2019, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for that - I learned a few tricks already just skipping around your video. I noticed you made your skin thickness 0.4 mm, presumably to be one layer thick. I noticed that my slicer will try to make these features 2 layers thick anyways, since it attempts to make an outer perimeter on each side when printing. Do you know any way to avoid this? Or is this just an issue with Prusa slicer.

Have you tried live hinges and wiper geometry? That is my next task.

(edited to clarify why the slicer makes 2 perimeters)
Last edited by Gbreeze; Dec 03, 2019 at 03:29 PM.
Dec 04, 2019, 01:37 PM
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I did use Slic3r (the name Prusa Slicer had before) only for testing issues, used KISSlicer and Cura for my prints. Always got skins only one layer thick.
Must have a search what live hinges and wiper geometry are...
Dec 05, 2019, 07:44 AM
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Great videos. I started doing a plane as well. I spent more time on trying to get the canopy right than anything else. Would love someone that knows Fusion 360 to show the right way to do a canopy that more than just a body of revolution.
Dec 14, 2019, 10:43 AM
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Canopy in Fusion?

Ken- I second that request (need), I am having diffculty lofting the nose/canopy of the B-70.
Jan 14, 2020, 12:42 PM
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Nice videos, I learned a few new tricks and techniques.


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