OpenR/C Formula 1 car

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This is the OpenR/C Formula 1 car.  It´s the third generation OpenR/C car and this time around focus is on simplicity! You can print everything in PLA except the tires which are done in NinjaFlex! Of course you can print it in any material you like but for those that want to print a car but only have PLA at hand, this is the project for you!

A note on the servo saver. It´s designed to be used with PLA, the upper and lower BOM applies force similar to a spring in a convetional servo saver. Of course the pressure depends on the type of material used, infill etc. Fine tuning can be done adding washer under or over the servo saver.

The "Main Turning Vane´s" needs to have it´s lower part trimmed using a "exacto knife". Then slide it the chassie plate and push it over the "Lid" and it should snap into place-

Any questions can be made in the Facebook group here:

Or in the Google+ Community here:

Complete hardware/electronics kit is available here:

Parts that need support added:

Front Spoiler.stl


Rear Rim.stl

Rear Wing.stl

Servo Saver Lower.stl

Things to buy:

Ok, obviously you need some filament which you´ll get from your favourite filament supplier.

You also need M3 screws and nuts which you can get at your local hardware store. Check the BOM list for what to get.

Some bearings are needed aswell, check the BOM list or buy a kit from

Last but not least you need electronics and here´s what i got, all from HobbyKing:

ESC and motor combo


Micro Servo This is what i bought and i think it´s not very good, please let me know if you have a better revommendation.

Transmitter and Receiver (i use something else but this is a "cheap" alternative)

If you are new to this whole R/C hobby you´ll also need a LiPo charger for the battery. Ask in the Google + Community for recommendations.

Full assembly STEP file is available here:

Rain tires designed by Thomas Palm are available here.

Low profile rimas & tires designed by Thomas Palm are available here.

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Design Files

File Size

Rear View Mirror Right.stl
818 KB
Servo Holder.stl
241 KB
527 KB
Wheel Lock Nut.stl
65.5 KB
Center Body.stl
1.22 MB
Chassie Rear.stl
384 KB
Rear Rim.stl
349 KB
Front Top BOM.stl
64.4 KB
Front Wheel Axle.stl
255 KB
Front Wheel Hub.stl
263 KB
1.37 MB
1.2 MB
Main Turning Vane Left.stl
119 KB
Main Turning Vane Right.stl
119 KB
Pinion Gear.stl
93.8 KB
Rainlight and Diffuser.stl
782 KB
Rear View Mirror Left.stl
818 KB
Rear Wing.stl
226 KB
Servo Saver Lower.stl
311 KB
Spur Gear.stl
247 KB
Steering Pin.stl
21.4 KB
356 KB
Front BOM Block.stl
38.8 KB
Front Rim.stl
176 KB
Motor Cover.stl
1.24 MB
Rear Wheel Axle.stl
385 KB
Servo Saver Upper.stl
289 KB
Front Lower BOM.stl
58.6 KB
Wheel Axle Holder Left.stl
516 KB
587 KB
Front Spoiler.stl
583 KB
Chassie Front.stl
348 KB
Rear Wheel Assembly.pdf
123 KB
Rear Axle Assembly.pdf
191 KB
OpenRC F1 BOM ver01 - Sheet1.pdf
64.6 KB
Front Wheel Assembly.pdf
187 KB
Front BOM Assembly.pdf
260 KB
Chassie Assembly.pdf
193 KB
Wheel Axle Holder Right.stl
259 KB
Lock Pin.stl
37.4 KB
1.38 MB
69.2 KB
1.37 MB
183 KB
626 KB
47.8 KB
1.21 MB
Front Rim For F104 Tire.stl
309 KB
Rear Rim For F104 Tire.stl
587 KB
137 KB
40.4 KB
1.39 MB
196 KB
1.38 MB
54.3 KB
619 KB
448 KB


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