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  • 3D Printed Utility Boat

    This will be my build blog of a 3D printed RC Utility Boat!

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    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    This boat when complete, will be a total 21.5" long with a beam of 5.25".

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    I will be printing this boat using a Dremel DigiLAB 3D40. I will be using Dremel PLA White filament, and printed at 100% infill. The photo shows the bow section of the boat (5 total hull sections) and it will take a total of 24.5 hours to complete the bow!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    • #3
      Nice. Kinda reminds me of this
       
      Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • #4
         
        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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        • #5
          Well, I have 32 hours of 3D printing on the Utility Boat and I am already missing building submarines!

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          I hope you "Bubble Heads" won't give up on me! Just needed a break!

          Rob
          "Firemen can stand the heat"

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          • #6
            Enjoy the diversion and keep posting Rob.

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            • #7
              Neat little boat! Where did you get the files?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by type7 View Post
                Neat little boat! Where did you get the files?
                Hi Bob,

                I got the files from Thingiverse, It's called the Utility Boat.

                Rob
                "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                • #9
                  Typical situation with joining 3D printed boat sections together. You always have a little sanding to do to line up the joints.

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                  A good flat sanding board, and some 100 GRT paper will bring things into a good tight fit!

                  Rob
                  "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                  • #10
                    Looks good Rob!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Monahan Steam Models View Post
                      Looks good Rob!
                      Thanks Nick,

                      It is turning out to be a very strong hull building at 100% infill, but that will give me a good base to really get a smooth surface for applying my final finishing. I will apply glass and resin to all the interior joints, and then apply a coat of resin to the entire surface interior for keeping out any possible water penetration.

                      Rob
                      "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                      • #12
                        So it's the same as the boat in the video.

                        https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2192118
                        Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
                          So it's the same as the boat in the video.

                          https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2192118
                          Very similar, but not the same size. Mine is a smaller version.

                          Rob
                          "Firemen can stand the heat"

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                          • #14
                            The hull sections on the Utility Boat are complete!

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                            All five sections to the hull came together quite nicely. Very little fill work will be required. Next comes bonding the hull sections together using a quality medium density CA.

                            Rob
                            "Firemen can stand the heat'

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                            • #15
                              Rob can take a picture of the hull with you holding it so I can get a reference to it's size.
                              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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