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Fireboat Eliska

by Vigomat Nov 28, 2017
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Really like this design, very neat and practical. I have been looking at what software would be good for boats and it's really cool to see you used TinkerCAD! I have some questions before I jump into printing if it's not too much to ask!
What Material did you print in and roughly how long did it take?
Also what R.C. receiver did you happen to use (Was there any microcontroller involved?)?

Hallo, Im glad you like it. Im printing from PLA, but it should be possible to use anything else. The longest and most expensive part is the hull (around 2,5USD in my prices of material). It took me around 8h to print both parts. Electronic is what was at home, so Assan 2,4GHz reciever (can by any you prefer), two modified servos for 360°rotation connected as delta mix (used by flying delta wings). Boat has no rudder, it is controlled like tank and can turn around on one spot(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG73wUFYts0&t=6s). Another modified cheap servo (HXT900) is used for controlling the water pump, but it would be better to use servo controlled mechanic switch or electronic from stronger bigger servo. Pump motor is much more powerfull than you see on video.

Thanks Man, looks really good. Will let you know if I end up printing!