Microspringer RC Tug boat

A small 190x85mm RC tug boat


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This is my printable version of a springer tug - a small rc push boat - scaled down to 190mm by 83mm.

Note: all designs have to be scaled down 1:10 before printing. I work mostly with SketchUp which has trouble dealing with smaller objects (ie: extrusion, binary operations tend to fail when dealing with sub 1mm^2 surfaces).

I've printed it in ABS as I find it easier to make ABS prints watertight: I just brush them with acetone. But it should probably work in PLA too once you get the hull watertight.

You'll need some RC equipment if you want to actually get it going, obviously.

There's a bill of material on my site, as well as pictures and videos of the thing.

==> http://rc.noalia.fr/boats/microspringer/

Materials and methods

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7b3cf5661ffc5d9bf5c178d3c9d299d3?default=blank&size=40fazermc5 commented ago


podrias poner los archivos de las pestaΓ±as de cierre de la cubierta

un saludo

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Mini odin01Calimero commented ago

Glad it turned out well ! I dig the dual color print ! :-)

You can now wizz around the pond and annoy the heck out of your fellow RC boaters.

C78910f01756dacb6815a864bafd49ac?default=blank&size=40Dmon printed this ago
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Printed on:
Geeetech I3 X Prusa
C78910f01756dacb6815a864bafd49ac?default=blank&size=40Dmon printed this ago
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Printed on:
Geeetech I3 X Prusa
Works great. I printed it with PLA plastic though, and had to seal it with thinned epoxy inside to get it watertight. But it is a great little boat, welcome in my fleet of RC boats!
Printed in red and white PLA plastic, electronics as recommended by Calimero.
C78910f01756dacb6815a864bafd49ac?default=blank&size=40Dmon commented ago

Works great! I love sailing my microspringer tug "Big Red".

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