This 3D Printed Spitfire Looks And Flies Great And There Are Now Numerous Templates
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The Future Of RCs Is Here.
When 3D printers came into the public eye a few years ago, we remember everyone saying that it’s a stupid idea and that it’s not for consumers but big companies and things of that sort. Well, here’s proof that’s not the case.
3D printing can now be directly related (in a positive way) to your vintage aviation passions and flight in general as there’s a company that has all sorts of blueprints for printing your favorite airplanes. Here’s what 3D LabPrint currently has:
- Supermarine Spitfire MkIX
- Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
- Lockheed P-38 Lightning
- Aichi M6A Seiran
- Messerschmitt Bf 109
- P-47 N-15 Thunderbolt
- P-51 Mustang
- Many others
Most of the plans are about 20 bucks and once you have a 3D printer and materials, you’re good to go making any plane you like. It’s not for everyone of course, but if you love RC flying and end up always spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on new planes, this would make sense for you.
There’s still some craftsmanship required for those of you who love building. You end up printing bits and pieces and then have to glue them together and then paint it if you want to.
Check out the video and see what you think.