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icon6.gif  3D Printed Propllers are a Success! [message #60539] Tue, 22 January 2013 21:35 UTC
avatar Mid7night  is currently offline Mid7night
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...and by "success" I mean, "they didn't fly apart into a thousand pieces"! Wink

They could probably be further refined to improve their performance, but this clearly proves that Shapeways can produce useful, out-of-the-box RC propellers that can withstand high RPM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y4cQZOyQEA

http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_837403_756960_1358301141.jpg
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_831453_756959_1358300855.jpg

I have a few more on the way, and even more in my shop, but these are the only ones that have been tested so far:

6x5.5 Folding Prop Blades: http://www.shapeways.com/model/837403/printedprop-fold-6x5-5 .html
6x3 Prop: http://www.shapeways.com/model/833139/printedprop-fixed-6x3. html
6x4 Prop: http://www.shapeways.com/model/833143/printedprop-fixed-6x4. html
6x6 Prop: http://www.shapeways.com/model/831453/printedprop-fixed-6x6. html

(For reference, folding prop hub: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idP roduct=13129 )

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