I wanted to share what I’ve been working on lately.
So I picked up some tough resin a few weeks ago and decided it would be adequately strong for making an RC airplane that could be printed out on my form 1.
It took 3 design iterations but this final version is a superb flyer. weighing roughly 60 grams, she is a micro plane but the dihedral wing make her very stable even in a couple kts of breeze.
The motor mount/gearbox, wing clamp, and both the rudder and elevator hinges and clips were all printed out with tough resin. The main body is a rectangular carbon fiber rod and the wings are 2 rectangular balsa sheets. The motor and gearing is a replacement motor/geartrain for a laTrax quadcopter. The receiver is a specktrum ar6410.
The entire plane was designed to essentially snap together from common hobby store supplies. It can be assembled with the aid of a little superglue reinforcement in under 20 min.
flight time: 11min
if anyone is interested in the .stl files I’ll upload them to thingiverse