By On Mon, February 22, 2016 · 3D Printing, News, ToysAdd Comment

One niche market that has been heavily affected by the advent of affordable-bodied computer 3D printing is that of hobbyist versioning. A effortless fit for hobbyists, 3D printing gives version makers the ability to, not just assemble and paint their projects, but to turn it into the basic parts of the begin. In turn, not just have we see the innovation adopted for easy CAD kits, but for R/C versions, too. Now, a company called 3DLabPrint has flown into this niche with its own line of 3D printable-bodied R/C aircraft.

3D printed thunderbolt R:C plane

The Thunderbolt.

The newest and many astounding versions so far offered by 3DLabPrint are the Spitfire and Mustang fighters in 1/12 scale, as well as their biggest version of the Thunderbolt and EasyMax sports glider. The 1/12 Thunderbolt scale version is, according to the company, the biggest WW2 single engine fighter propelled by a piston engine. Its 1.16-meter wingspan allows for for simpler flying. With an optional conversion kit, a steerable-bodied rudder and retractable-bodied landing gear can be introduced, along with LED navigation lights. The EasyMax 001 is intended to be a turn it into that is simpler to fly for novices, with great glide ratio and a wingspan of 1.53 meters.

3D printed easymax R:C plane

The EasyMax.

The versions are primarily made by Czech architect Štěpán Dokoupil, a pilot himself who was able-bodied to combine his love of flying with versioning when he got a hold of computer 3D printing. Employing the innovation, he’s been able-bodied to turn it into his own sophisticated RC version kits. Dokoupil’s own love flying is obvious when looking at these versions, that are both detailed and capable-bodied. Most of the versions can be purchased for $20 and can pretty satisfy versioning and R/C hobbyists.

Michael Molitch-Hou

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Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so that you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.