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Old 11-02-2017, 07:16 PM
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Default Playing with the 3D printer...again

needed a bracket for carb heat on the Cub






Thang is perdy handy now an again

decided to go ahead and work up some heater floor diffusers while I was in the mood.



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Old 11-02-2017, 08:11 PM
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Good idea. Now design a door hinge pocket cover, and I'll be all over it...and a keychain tool for popping open the gas caps...

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:06 AM
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Default few more pieces

The only available heat currently for the cabin is one 2" heating air duct through the firewall. The idea is to distribute more of the hot air to the rear seat than the front. The front guy always seems hot and rear cold.

The slot facing the floor is to heat front seat with the 2 small ducts splitting to feed warm air to rear seat.

2" duct feeding all this will likely not be enough....




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Old 11-09-2017, 09:22 PM
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Default Thermal plastic and heat

What is the maximum air temperature verse the plastic deformation temperature of the thermal plastic?
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:23 PM
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What is the maximum air temperature verse the plastic deformation temperature of the thermal plastic?
There are also significant flammability, smoke, and toxicity issues to be aware of when using ABS. Something to keep in mind when using around the firewall or heat box.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:31 PM
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Default $$$$$$$$$??????????

this stuff is awesome, and inspirational for us guys hoping to retire some day. ( fantasizing now about a hangar with scads of tools & gadgets like this....)

........so, how much, really, in airplane dollars, if a guy wanted one of these parts?
If I go out and get a printer, I know a little CAD etc....but will it cost $100 for resin ( and a few spoiled pieces) for a useable $5 duct?

just askin'!
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:43 PM
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Oh, no - not at all. Check out the prices of kilo spools of ABS, PLA and even nylon on Amazon. "1.75mm filament" is what you want to search for.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:53 PM
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Oh yeah, 3D printing is quite cheap nowadays. And will be getting even cheaper.

Just use it for things that won't matter if they break...
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:55 PM
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oh, so I shouldn't be 3d printing that spar I was working on? Dang!
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:13 PM
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oh, so I shouldn't be 3d printing that spar I was working on? Dang!
Oh, you probably can... it would just cost several orders of magnitude more.

https://3dprinting.com/metal/boeing-...ium-parts-787/
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