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My newest design is this Mini RC Boat. It only measures 6cm x 4cm x 2.5cm and can all be printed within 45 minutes! It uses electronics that can be found in cheap RC helicopters. This model was designed to be printed in vase mode/spiraling outer contour mode. This design reduces leakage, reduces imperfections that could hinder performance, and the boat can remain quick to print and light weight. Check out my website, https://www.mattiatbutera.com for a more in-depth explanation and videos or my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mtb_3d/ for more projects!
Directions and Recommendations:
- Print in VASE MODE/SPIRALING OUTER CONTOUR MODE. This worked perfectly for my Lulzbot Mini using a stock 0.5mm nozzle. You may need to change nozzle width
- Make sure you get the motors and propellers on the correct sides (watch Peter Sripol's blimp video it shows you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDiqHm9TqMg)
- Cut down small drone props for the propellers
- Look at the pictures above for guidance on the proper printing orientation
- Hot glue the motors and electronics to Part 1
- Turn on the module before sealing the hull with tape
- Use tape to tape the 2 parts together seamlessly
- You may need to add some weight to the inside of the tip of the boat depending on the weight of the electronics, or your print settings
- When the boat needs to be charged, you must untape the 2 sides. Then, retape them when you want to use it again
- Most small and cheap RC helicopters should do the job, but I specifically used one called the Air Victor (https://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control-Helicopter-Blue-Camo/dp/B017KNN0RO)