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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Matthew Libbey, Aug 4, 2023.

  1. Matthew Libbey

    Matthew Libbey New Member

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    Well thought I would interduce myself. I have always loved this style of RC just never got around to getting into it. My middle son wanted to build a ship so thought this would be something fun to get into. I have my own 3Dp printers so I down loaded the Baltimore and convert the DWG into a file that I could make into 3d pintables. Wish me luck and will post some picks as the center frame comes together.
     
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    darkapollo Well-Known Member

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    Are you stick building with printed ribs?

    also HI and welcome.
    Where are you located?
     
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  3. Matthew Libbey

    Matthew Libbey New Member

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    That is the plan. Make the parts out of PLA and then cover with wood. I have used a product in the past called PLA Gloop that chemically melts the joints together of the 3d prints making them very tuff to come apart. It might not work but figures it was something we could try. This is more of a father/son project then anything.

    I live in Fort Worth Texas area.
     
  4. Commodore

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    Good luck - if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Sadly, I don't have a Baltimore available for reference.
     
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  5. darkapollo

    darkapollo Well-Known Member

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    Pla is a pretty bad choice. Living in Texas, you are contending with the inferno in the sky and it can easily soften the PLA.
    Heck, even here in south central PA, if I leave a PLA part in the car on even a mild summer day it is a goopy mess.

    PETG at a minimum. ABS/ASA would be best.
     
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    Excellent!! We have a good group growing in DFW!

    I’ll PM you so you can visit the next battle!
     
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    It's too dang hot down here. I'd be more interested in another battle in the tex-mex place. :p Hopefully it will cool off (heh) for September.
     
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    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    prolly a good idea. We have that swap meet coming up too.