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Spitfire Xiv improved files with propeller and stand

by Yellasing Nov 14, 2016
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Hi, I'm new to 3D printing, total noob :). I would like to change the number of blades in the propeller from 5 to 3. How should I move the holes in the nose cone ? What software should I use ? Can I use solidworks ?

Not sure if you still need help, but its not gonna be possible without the original CAD files. You are better off just measuring the diameter needed and designing your own.

what is the diffence between prop one and two? do you put them together?

Hi. Prop c1 and c2 are glued together to make a single blade, you need to print 5 of each. Then they are glued into spinner c. This means you get a proper profile for the full scale look.

What is the suggested orientation to print the props. Vertical as in the STL or laying flat?

They were designed to be printed laying flat, there are 10 halves that need to be printed and glued together.

Thank you. Going to print this and put invasion stripes on. I know the MkXiV wasn't part of Normandy

What is the size of the largest part

You can print it any size you want, as long as you scale all the parts the same.

Very nice model, correctly sliced, good job and thanks for sharing it ! ;)
I'll submit some pictures when I'll have printed it ;D

No problem, thanks for the comment. Enjoy.

Can I ask what scale this is? The model comes out huge when I load them into Simplify3D or Print studio

There is no particular scale, if you reduce it to 30% it will fit on a 200 X 200mm bed.

Carefully done. Perhaps the cockpit might... ;-) What was the design package, if I may ask?

What's wrong with the cockpit? you want an open one? I used Solidworks for all the modeling.

The cockpit looks a bit odd to me but I wasn't looking at any photos or dwgs, call it just a hunch but I think the sliding hood is a bit short. I'll check this again later and if I do find something odd I'll come back to you. Disregarding the detail, it sure is a nice, Spitfire, pretty as they come :-) The model itself is nicely structured, with good attention to detail.