THE PLANEPRINT 1 WALL PRINT
You may wonder why this 3D model is only suitable for the program CURA (free slicer from Ultimaker).
The most important thing about small RC model airplanes is the ratio of size to weight. The lighter the model, the better its flight characteristics. Its time in flight is also significantly increased.
As far as we know CURA is the only slicer with the ability to print single open areas due to its surface feature. This offers us far more possibilities regarding shape and optimizing weight in aircraft design. That is why we have chosen this route, which is particularly advantageous for larger models.
With our unique design process, we manage to make lightweight items in a real 1 wall printing process for the outer skin but also for the filling. So we reduce weight while maintaining the necessary stability.
Finding the right settings for your printer for perfect 1 wall printing is not that easy. That‘s why we‘ve developed a sample test to make this process easier for you. Please scroll down and download the file WINGTEST. This includes all the relevant challenges of our models in miniature, to safe time.
Please test using the profile P3_SURFACE until you have a visually perfect and solid component in your hands. Especially the factors retract (the smaller the better), nozzle temperature, fan and speed are essential for the success of an optimal 1 wall print.
Furthermore, absolutely no sub-extrusion must occur!
IMPORTANT FOR THE 1-WALL-PRINT: In order to print airfoils of the lowest possible weight with high stability, it is necessary to print with only one wall line (Nozzle 0.4 mm). Decisive here is the adhesion between the layers! To achieve this, you must print at a much higher temperature than normal. As a guideline, 230 ° C is a good starting point. The parts-cooling fan should be set to 0% or a maximum of 20%. Since not every printer works the same, it may be necessary to make small adjustments to these settings.
Here you can find a collection of user profiles from our Facebook group Planeprint Pilots.
Cura error message "Model errors"
since Cura 4.6 this warning comes after the first start. The reason is that our Profile 3 parts use the experimental Surface Mode and are not built as full bodies but as open surfaces. Please ignore it!
This video applies to all Planeprint models:
Here are some tips for printing
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Before you do any profile settings activate a completely NEW CURA-Profile!
Measure the diameter of your filament in several places and enter the actual diameter in Cura. With that, we no longer have problems with sub-extrusion.
Before you begin to print and build everytime download the LATEST manual from our website!
To print an airplane only use a new, high quality PLA filament, we do not recommend any other material.
You will find more tips and tricks on our facebook site