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SPITFIRE MK XVI ( 38.2 in. / 97 cm )49.00 Eur.


The SPITFIRE MK XVI
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SPITFIRE MK XVI
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3D Printed SPITFIRE MK XVI

This Spitfire is a 3 channel plane (throttle, elevator and ailerons) and requires something similar to a Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV (or a 3536 about 1000 kv), a 30A ESC and a 2200mAh 3S Lithium Polymer battery pack.
This plane has no landing gear, it has to be hand launched and land on its belly, it needs a little speed and its very controllable and a joy to fly.

There are a few power set suggestions below and in the manual but I´ve flown it with the 3530 3s 2200mA/h mentioned above and its more than enough if you don´t like overpowered planes.

Includes two front sections so you can mount a long or a short can motor as suggested in the manual.

Lenght: 800mm (31.5in)
Wingspan: 973mm (38.3in)
Height: 210mm (7.8in)
Wing area: 16.8 dm2
Wing loading: 50.1 g/dm2
Airfoil: aircombat modificated

Print weight: 432g
Empty weight(eq. w/o baterry): 638g
Takeoff weight (6s 1300 lipo): 840g
Max takeoff weight: 1100g
Never exceed speed, VNE: 205 km/h
Design maneuvering speed, VA: 165km/h
Stall speed, VS: 30 km/h

HIGH PERFORMANCE SETUP:
See video guide #6 (for HP setup)
Motor – AX-4008Q-620KV
Speed controler (ESC) – CC Talon 25 or similar 25A/6s
Battery 1300mAh/6s – or 2x 1300/3s

ECO PERFORMANCE SETUP:
Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV or similar 3530-35 1100kv
30A Electronic Speed Controller or similar 30-40Amps
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C or similar 1500-2400/3s


Available Files

Here you can find the manual for the SPITFIRE MK XVI.

Download Manual


Recommended CA Glue

Glue:
HK Medium thickness CA

Accelerator:
HK Accelerator

Note:
This glue and accelerator have been tested and work on PLA, not all glues and accelerators, specially the accelerators work well. If you purchase the SPITFIRE MK XVI Kit I will include a piece of printed PLA so you can do your tests.


Recommended Power Sets

You can find links to the power sets components in the user manual.
Download Manual


Hot weather

In the Summer it's advisable to not let a printed plane inside the car under the sun, it will become deformed like any other plane made of plastic. At the flying field, planes made or painted with dark colors can become hot and can become deformed, leave your printed plane in the shade.


Building Log

3DLabPrint has created the following SPITFIRE MK XVI building log.
SPITFIRE MK XVI Building Log


More Videos

3DLabPrint has uploaded the following SPITFIRE MK XVI to their Youtube Channel.
SPITFIRE MK XVI Videos

Details: Full Details
ID: 99258
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Motor Size:300-To-500-Watt 
Wingspan: 38.2 in. / 97 cm
Publisher: 3DLabPrint
Designer: 3DLabPrint
Weight:500 g
Material:Plastic-PLA

About 3D Printed Model Airplanes
If you have doubts about how these models are designed, printed and how the fly, this page is for you.

Before anything else, watch this video.

The most common question I get is:

-How do these planes fly?

The video at the right is from FliteTest's Youtube channel, they installed cameras on the plane and filmed it in flight with a drone, these images are not only spectacular but they also allow us to see the behavior of the plane in flight. Enjoy!

This P-38 in the video requires:

  • 12 channels radio if you don´t use y-cables.
  • 4-5 full days straight to print on one printer if everything goes well.

All our 3D Printed planes are here.


About 3DLabPrint models

These models are designed by Stepen in the Czech Republic, are easy and quick to build and have excellent flight characteristics. The gear is pretty standard, usually 9 or 12 grams servos and two power setups are usually suggested, one composed of high quality motor, ESC and battery and another made from inexpensive HobbyKing stuff but still very capable and with good performance.

When you build from a plan or when you assemble a wood kit, usually you add parts to a developing structure, you may have the fuselage done then you may add a servo tray then you may add a motor mount and so on, on these printed planes everything is built with full integration in mind, all the internal reinforcements, all the linkages, all the ducts for wiring, all the fixtures are one with the structure, in fact, many times you have ducts for the servo wires acting as an internal wing reinforcement.

This is a revolutionary way of thinking or better, a revolutionary way of fabricating model airplanes because many of us had already thought about how good this kind of approach could be but actually doing it has always been the problem.

Even with the advent of high quality/low cost 3D printers this has not became immediately possible, it took a very gifted person, Stepen, to create a design method and correspondent print setting to make these marvelous models possible.

I hope you are not afraid to try the latest in model airplane construction, I´m sure you will be delighted with these amazing model airplanes.

A FAQ page with answers to the most common questions can be found here.

All questions are welcome. Please contact us here.


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Complete Kit:
Complete KIT.
Spare Parts and Options: All the components can be printed on demand.
Printed Manual:
Free but adds 100 grams of weight!
Download Manual
Color:




** Other colors may delay the delivery and production of your kit and may have surcharges up to 5.00 euros. After purchase I will contact you to define how the colors will be used.
PLA can be painted with acrylic spray.

Ordering a 3D Printed "SPITFIRE MK XVI"" Kit
This tool allows you to calculate the cost of printing and shipping the SPITFIRE MK XVI model airplane kit and/or spare parts.

How to order:
  1. Set the options on the left and click the "Calculate" button
  2. Change the options as needed and click "Calculate" button again.
  3. When you're happy with the results click the Paypal Button and finish the checkout at Paypal´s website.
  4. I will review the order, print and ship.
  5. Printing the SPITFIRE MK XVI takes approximately 24 hours on one single printer, thankfully we have 6 printers at the moment so your kit will be produced in just a few hours and will be ready to ship in less than 2 days.
Packaging & Postage:
  1. Larger parts individually bagged then everything in one larger bag so nothing gets lost or damaged.
  2. Single or double cardboard box with bubble wrap cushioning.
  3. Shipped by Registered Airmail with Tracking Code.
Note:
  1. The PDF Assembly manual has links to web pages where you can obtain the needed electronics and even some supplies.
  2. On multiple kits orders, each kit will be shipped on an individual box, it wouldn't be cheaper to ship combined.

Terms of Service.
Please read the 3D Printing Service Terms of Use before placing an order.

About the 3D File source:

The SPITFIRE MK XVI was designed by 3DLabPrint and will be printed by AeroFred.

Model Printing and Order Processing:

Printing a model airplane requires many hours of printing, typically, for the models we sell, between 24 and 72 hours. Since we print on demand your order will be queued. Please contact us to know the current waiting time.

Scaling:

Models from 3DLabPrint can´t be scaled because we don´t have access to the original 3D CAD files to do a proper scaling. When these models are printed all the needed fixtures for motor, battery pack, servos, links, wiring ducts are also printed so they would all be scaled making them impossible to use.

Modifications:

The models from 3DLabPrint are supplied as print files only, we don´t have access to original 3D CAD files so I can´t do modifications. However, PLA glues very well with CA and accelerator so you can do as in any other model airplane kit, you can add balsa or lite ply and you can make any modifications yourself.

You will receive:

  • Complete SPITFIRE MK XVI 3D Printed KIT on PLA or individual parts for the same model, depending on your order.
  • One piece of printed PLA, some bad print I may have around here, so you can do your experiments and tests instead of trying on the plane itself.
  • Cardboard box with appropriate cushioning so the parts are protected during the shipment.
  • Assembly manual printed copy from 3DLabPrint if requested at the ordering page.

The paper manual is free but not included by default because it adds weight that may make the postage costs climb considerably. I reserve the right to add the paper manual or not.
In any case the manual can be downloaded in PDF format in this same page and it will have links to web pages where some of the needed parts an be ordered.


You will NOT receive:

  • 3d .stl or .gcode files, project files or any files at all apart from the pdf manual.
  • CA Glue or CA Accelerator.
  • Electronic components.
  • Wheels, hinges, propellers, screws, piano wire, paint or decals.

Note:
Vinyl decals do not stick on 3d printed planes, the only way to add insignia, camouflage, letterings is to paint with acrylic spray paint and a stencil or a mask.


Assembly and preparation:

Modeling work it´s your job :)
You will have to follow the manual to assembly this kit and do all the work needed, this is a model airplane Kit, not a toy.

About our printers:

We use high quality original 3D Printers, no Chinese clone printers or cheap Ebay 3d printers.

About the different filament types:

PLA (Polylactic Acid): Most common and easy to use bioplastic, have a read.
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene): Good for parts requiring higher temperature operation, have a read.
PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate): Used when high mechanical strength is required, have a read..

Packaging:

We will use strong cardboard boxes and the appropriate cushioning to protect the printed parts.

Shipping:

We ship from Portugal, Europe and use the reliable Portuguese mail system CTT.
CTT has delivery agreements with different entities on each country so if you´re from the US you may have your order delivered by USPS, in the UK may be Royal Mail and so on.


Postage:

We charge according to the ctt.pt postage table.

Tracking:

All 3D Printed models and parts are shipped registered. A signature will be required at the delivery address, not necessarily yours but someone at the address.

Returns:

We will only accept returns of non assembled, undamaged complete models or spare parts.
Postage fees from the original order are non refundable and you will have to pay the postage back to us.
No re-stocking fee if everything arrives in good condition.
In doubt please ask us for an opinion.

Payments:

Orders can be paid with Paypal or Credit Card via Paypal and are shipped to the address on your Paypal account or to the address you set at checkout.

Spare Parts and Options
All the individual sections of the SPITFIRE MK XVI can be re-printed on demand.

SPITFIRE MK XVI

3D Printed SPITFIRE MK XVI. This model is printed on PLAThis is the complete model all the printed parts.

Price: 49Eur.

Details
These are the details for the "SPITFIRE MK XVI" model.

Plan Attributes: Edit Attributes
Plan ID:99258
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:3-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Elevator-Throttle
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 38.2 in. / 97 cm
Wingspan Class:75cm-To-100cm (30in-To-40in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Motor Size:300-To-500-Watt 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:500 g
Weight Class:300g-To-500g (10.5oz-To-17.6oz)
Material:Plastic-PLA
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:3DLabPrint
Date:06/2016
Reference:02
Designer:3DLabPrint
Found:
3DLabPrint.com
Listing Editor:3DLabPrint
Category:3DLabPrint
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