3D Printed Propllers are a Success!

Discussion in 'Feature this!' started by Mid7night, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Mid7night
    Mid7night New Member
    ...and by "success" I mean, "they didn't fly apart into a thousand pieces"! ;)

    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

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    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 )