Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Questions and Answers
Reload this Page >

3D printed props

Notices
Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

3D printed props

Old 01-30-2021, 05:03 PM
  #1  
rzapp
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Posts: 60
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 3D printed props

What do you think ? We have a couple of fliers that have 3D printed their own props with substantial sizing on a probably 50 cc size electric planes. My issue is safety! I donít think they have been tested. Are they legal? Who would know about this?

Thanks for the interest and discussion.
Old 01-31-2021, 06:39 AM
  #2  
speedracerntrixie
My Feedback: (29)
 
speedracerntrixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Happy Valley, Oregon
Posts: 9,426
Received 160 Likes on 137 Posts
Default

I would contact somone within your MAAC organization. Doing a little research on your own may be helpful. Finding out what medium is being used to print the props would be your first step. Some printing mediums contain fibers including carbon fibers. They may actually be quite safe but I do share your concern.
The following users liked this post:
rzapp (01-31-2021)
Old 01-31-2021, 07:56 AM
  #3  
rgburrill
 
rgburrill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dallas, Tx CT
Posts: 2,831
Received 76 Likes on 67 Posts
Default

Electric props have different requirements than fuel/gas props because the torque requirements are so different. 3-D printed electric props would likely not be a problem if done with carbon fiber.
The following users liked this post:
rzapp (01-31-2021)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.