Park Racer update (now fully 3D printed)

By Dave_C on Apr 14, 2019

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After being absolutely stoked about my carbon fiber toothpick I thought this could be something that works really well as a 3D printable frame. The star shaped design I used on my 3" and 5" printable frame didn't really work out for a toothpick so I finally went for a box style frame design. The 65mm props you can get today usually aren't well balanced to the frame needs to be stiff enough to handle the vibrations. A box style frame is perfect in this regard!

Check out my Thingiverse page to get all the files and all my other designs https://www.thingiverse.com/Dave_C/designs
Frame: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3563189
Canopy: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3547944

The frame comes in at around 10 to 10.5g depending on the version. Compared to my carbon frame from FPV360 that is around 7.5g this is absolutely fine. I threw all the components of my previous build on the print and flew a couple of packs today and could literally not notice any difference in flight characteristics. My build with a 16x16 stack is still work in progress. It's 100% made of parts I had laying around but I haven't found a great camera mount yet so will probably come up with a new one.

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bizioFPV   3 days ago  
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it looks really neat, nice job?
may I ask what are the props in your picture? they're not the kingkong 65 mm that you listed

Dave_C   3 days ago 
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ROTORX RX2535. They are nice but the Kingkong are better imo.

idiotsniff   4 days ago  

Hi there, very nice build. wondering how it flys and how durable that frame is? what type of filament do you use? thanks fo your time.

Dave_C   4 days ago 
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Flies exactly the same as with the carbon frame. It‘s just PLA for this first testflight. Survived a few crashes without issues.

fovea   4 days ago 
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the arm-design looks very nice for durability. thank you for posting, i will bother a friend for printing one for me..

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