kit being converted for 3d printing...

Discussion in 'SMS Deutschland Kit Related' started by GregMcFadden, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. vicious p

    vicious p Well-Known Member

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    How did the finished hull turn out? If I wanted to print a deutshland and some printed cannons to go with it which printer would you recommend? I’m thinking about getting one to put in the garage after I finish insulating the walls and getting it reorganized.
     
  2. GregMcFadden

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    It ran rather well yesterday. Came in prob. A full pound under weight. I need to add extra pump baffles to prevent air ingestion.... But that is not a hull change. On printers, anything that prints abs will work.
     
  3. GregMcFadden

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    Iron on silk span worked, hot melt glue on balsa worked
     

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    Question for Greg. What fitting did you use on the outlet port for water discharge and motor? Do you have any file for the guns you might want to share?
     
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  5. GregMcFadden

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    I thought the guns were in the export in the archives, I will have to check. Fittings are all 3d printed to that custom thread profile.
     
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    Any chance you found the turrets.
     
  7. GregMcFadden

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    I have not even had a chance to turn my big computer on yet
     
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    Greg do you the thread size of the barrel?
     
  11. GregMcFadden

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    Nonstandard, based on acme threads modified to print better
     
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  13. GregMcFadden

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    Then your print settings are over extruding or not scaled to match. If you bind, it is generally either blobs or over extrusion. I use the fit as an indication of good print settings as if too tight, usually the bb passages are too small too
     
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    Thanks Greg will check things out. Thanks
     
  15. Kotori87

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    I was able to resin-print the pump, and it came out very nicely. Snug press-fit on the motor shaft and everything. What screws should I use to assemble it, and what screws should I use for installing it in the hull? My first guess is #6-32, but I want to be sure before I start shoving taps into my nice parts. Also, how should I be holding the stern deck in place? Heat-set inserts, or magnets, or what?
     
  16. GregMcFadden

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    Metric , either 3, 3.5 or 4, I will have to check, for the pump screws, 632 for pump to hull and hull to hull. All hull joints use heat set inserts...
     
  17. GregMcFadden

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    That is m3
     
  18. JustinScott

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    EDIT - I guess I should ask that differently… it’s been a rough day.

    I’d love to take a shot at printing her & learning from your design. Is there any issues with pulling her down from the download link tomorrow & giving her a go?
     
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    Thank you very much BTW. I know how much work these things are to draw.
     
  20. GregMcFadden

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    You can download and export to stl. it is intentionally NOT saved to STL as some of the parts are large and you may want to split them up or add supports manually to support your printer. With a printer of sufficient size you can print it per the provided files.