Rotor DR1 3D Model Update!

Community member Chris Starr and 3-D Legion LLC are making great progress on the 3D model of DR1! They are currently test printing the DR1 parts using a MakerBot printer, and are getting ever closer to having a complete model. Once the 3D files are ready to go, we’ll be making them available for free download on our website. Check out some of the test pieces in the gallery below!


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4 Comments ON " Merchandise: 2/4 Updates "
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    Juan David Gómez February 4, 2015 at 11:26 am -

    Hey Chad, what’s the total weight of the 3D printed parts? and what’s the weight of the bare flying tricopter? just curious. Thanks

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      stonekap February 4, 2015 at 11:59 am -

      Unfortunately I haven’t even seen the 3D printed parts in person. Chris Starr is working on the project now, while I’m traveling. I’ll let him know about your question and see if he has any answers. Thanks!

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    Chris Starr February 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm -

    Hi Juan,

    Please read below. Thanks!

    I am going through the process of printing test parts at quicker speeds. Quicker speeds results in lower resolution. Once the .STL files are released, you can adjust your settings accordingly. For those wanting to spend the time, you can use a higher resolution print setting, or print at lower resolution, and as someone pointed out, print in ABS and smooth out, or print in PLA and do some body work and sanding for a smoother finish. You can use your own color scheme in filament, or use a natural filament and paint it yourself. The main body, and propeller housing pods are modeled at 1/16″ (.0625″) wall thickness.

    Still working on some digital model tweaks to allow for an easier 3D printing experience. The less work involved with utilizing supports, the better.

    The parts are designed to fit a build volume of roughly 6.5″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″.

    3D printed parts weight will vary, depending on the infill settings you use. Once all of the final test prints are completed, we can determine an estimated weight.

    Someone also mentioned a Death Star look. Haha I thought the same thing. I sure you, that’s no moon!

    I hope to have these completed soon, and you enjoy the kit when it is available!


    3-D Legion, LLC

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    Shayodon February 4, 2015 at 6:08 pm -

    Parts looking really good, I am Looking forward to printing this, I need to look out for some suitable coloured ABS. Think ABS and acetone vapour smoothing will suit well.

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