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  • 3d Printed Part Sets - Freewing F-4D Phantom II

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    Put the "modeler" back into RC Modeling! Adding another level of scale detail potential to your RC model aircraft, Motion RC now offers 3D Printed Upgrade Part ("3DPUP") Sets for select models from Freewing and FlightLine. Due for a Late April arrival, we implore pilots who are interested to get their pre-orders in before April 9th. These are new for Motion RC and Freewing so we want to make sure we have the right amount produced to make it worthwhile.

    These 3DPUPs offer three distinct advantages:

    1) Perfect Fit - Each 3DPUP set is drawn by the same designers who created the original mode
    2) Gator-proof - Cockpit sets bring the additional advantage of curbing the unsightly "gatoring" that is common to black foam aircraft, which guarantees a perfect fit between the original foam aircraft and the 3D printed parts.
    hat occurs when dark foam bubbles under heat and UV radiation.

    3) High Def Detail - Instrument panels with details as sharp as 0.10mm, accurate ejection seats, and other assemblies feature details impossible to render in molded foam. High resolution, high accuracy.

    Motion RC's exclusive 3DPUP sets are available in two formats:

    1) Pre-Printed - Available for purchase on our website under the aircraft's "Upgrades" tab, each 3DPUP Set arrives to your door pre-printed, cleaned, trimmed, and ready for your paintjob. Modelers can further detail the parts to their desired level, then install the parts with standard foam glue. Basic modeling skills and materials are required.

    F-4 Phantom II 3D Printed (3DPUP) Cockpit Set FJ31211193
    https://www.motionrc.com/products/f-...ed-cockpit-set

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    F-4 Phantom II 3D Printed Ladder Set FJ31211192
    https://www.motionrc.com/products/f-...ted-ladder-set

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    F-4 Phantom II 3D Printed (3DPUP) Nozzle Set FJ31211191
    https://www.motionrc.com/products/f-...ted-nozzle-set

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    2) Downloadable Printable .STL File

    For modelers with access to a 3D Printer or who want to use a third party 3D printing service, we are also offering for a limited time the original .STL files for free download on our website, under the aircraft's "Support" tab. Modelers are responsible for preparing the file for their own printer's specifications. These downloadable files are ideal for modelers who enjoy tinkering with printer settings and materials. Please note, we only provide the .STL files themselves; we cannot provide tech support for your specific printer. By downloading the .STL files, you agree to not monetize the file in any way without Motion RC's express written consent.

    Download files here: http://bit.ly/F4D3dFiles

    Here at Motion RC, we always enjoy pushing the envelope to keep our customer family happy. 3D printing is a technology that continues to mature worldwide and find new applications in a variety of industries. Within the RC world, 3D printed parts, and even complete 3D printed airplanes from innovators have encouraged us at Motion RC to incorporate this technology for the first time into the foam electric market segment at the factory level. 3D Printed Upgrade Part ("3DPUP") sets are our first foray into this world, where we envision merging cosmetic detail and scale fidelity with ease of use and cost-effective access to a sometimes imposing technology. The real questions are:

    * What do YOU think of 3D printing?

    * Would you like to see more 3DPUP sets released by Motion RC for Freewing, Flightline, and other aircraft?

    * What aircraft should we create 3DPUPs for next?

    Let us know here. Share your thoughts, be heard, and weigh in. If we don't hear from you, we may cancel the idea, but if there's a show of support, 3DPUPs could eventually be made available for almost all our premier aircraft brands.

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  • #2
    I've watched the video, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      I just preordered! Thanks Motion!
      Paul Helms
      AMA #1040146
      Bill Hempel 1/4 scale PA-25 Piper Pawnee DA-60, Hangar 9 Piper Pawnee 40 Electric, Freewing A-10 80mm Thunderbolt II, Freewing F-4D 90mm Phantom II 1/6 ASM/N-Tech Jets F9F Panther 120mm E-Turbax, Freewing ME-262

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      • #4
        I think it's a great idea. I really like the fact that you release the 3d files. Way to go.

        The pilots and the cockpits are obvious requests for just about all planes. The 1960's birds should not have 1990's pilots. Why did they go to that ridiculous pull over visor anyway?. And don't get me started on the mittens.
        Also vortex generators for the A-4 would be nice. And some 3d files for external tanks, ordnance, antennas, (hint scale helicopter antennas and WSPS, etc) are sorely needed.
        Meridian Aeromodelers, Meridian MS

        YouTube Channel "Seaviper RC"
        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG0...-k6oK0MIQZVpA/

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        • #5
          Downloaded and ready to print!!!
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          • #6
            Very cool! Would love to see someone do a time lapse of some of these parts being created...
            Aros.MotionRC
            Motion RC Website/Advertising
            Self-Admitted Warbirdaholic

            My RC videos on YouTube:
            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZ..._bdGEJBmtV7YUw

            “My soul is in the sky.”

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            • #7
              I think this is just a fantastic idea. Love being able to take a plane to the next level that this technology provides for. Way to raise the bar Motion and thank you for providing the files. I just got myself a 3D printer so I am starting to learn how to use it and am printing the first part I designed in Fusion 360. I look forward to printing these and many more parts for future releases. Pilots would be great additions, maybe gear doors for future releases that don't come with them. MER's, TER's, aircraft specific ordnance, the sky is the limit.

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              • #8
                I will certainly be purchasing all of these neat goodies for the F-4!
                How about a 3D printed RF-4 nose cone?
                If parts were available to convert the presently available A-4E/F into an A-4M, I'd have to buy those parts, and another A-4 to put them on.
                keep up the good work!

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                • #9
                  yes please! but for other planes, especially the A-10!

                  grest!

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                  • #10
                    Nice to see the non-scale F-4E type nozzles replaced. However, the printed parts are still not as scale as the rest of this magnificent model in that the Collar "sticks out" WAY TOO MUCH. Also, I assume the reason that the nozzle is closed so much is for model efficiency.


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                    Gene K

                    Picture is from Tommy Thomason site.
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                      • #12
                        ANYTHING that improves the looks of the jet is a bonus

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                        • #13
                          F-4E conversion kit

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                          • #14
                            Could there be 'Splitters and Intakes' coming as well...hmmm...maybe...pretty please. I'll sweep up around the Motion RC office for free for a month.
                            Captain: Got any ideas?
                            F/O: Actually not.
                            — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                            • #15
                              Opinions on 3D parts in general:
                              1. It is a GREAT idea to offer STL files for scale details
                              2. It is good business to separate this from the airframe. Some people want the details, some people don’t, and it would substantially increase cost for everybody to provide molded plastic parts with the airframe.
                              3. There are three ways people get these:
                              a. Buy a printer
                              b. Beg a set off somebody who has a printer.
                              c. Buy the printed parts.
                              I see a lot of (a) and (b) going on. Not sure how many people resort to (c). I would highly recommend buying a 3D printer to anyone considering it. You don’t have to buy many parts before you come out ahead just buying a printer. And it is super cool to be able to download and print anything. I use it for much more than just these files from MotionRC. There are many sources of useful pieces, and the fact that you can scale arbitrarily is a huge advantage. How many hours have you spent on the internet searching for some scale detail at just the right size?

                              Also, you can paint and customize however you want, or print just a subset, etc. It gives you a wide range of options of how much time you spend messing around with your foamie.

                              Anyway, thanks to MotionRC for this innovation. Once you have a printer, this method adds a lot to your model, at only a few cents cost.

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                              • #16
                                I've got a friend with a 3D printer and I will see if he can do these for me.
                                Pat

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                                • #17
                                  And so it begins, items of note 4:32 hour print time for a single nozzle at a 20 micron resolution. 12 grams of weight, which I suspect is significantly heavier than the stock nozzle. I did run this STL through Microsofts 3D Builder, which I always do anyway, as my printer has a better success rate when I do. It also allowed me to settle the part to the bed, as the spacer portion is angled somewhat and not settled flat in the original STLs

                                  We'll see how this goes!

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                                  • #18
                                    I had a slight problem at the end printing the "cap" but nothing to split hairs over, very pleased overall

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by bbaumer View Post
                                      I had a slight problem at the end printing the "cap" but nothing to split hairs over, very pleased overall
                                      Looks great. Adds that something extra not too many people will have.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by bbaumer View Post
                                        And so it begins, items of note 4:32 hour print time for a single nozzle at a 20 micron resolution. 12 grams of weight, which I suspect is significantly heavier than the stock nozzle. I did run this STL through Microsofts 3D Builder, which I always do anyway, as my printer has a better success rate when I do. It also allowed me to settle the part to the bed, as the spacer portion is angled somewhat and not settled flat in the original STLs

                                        We'll see how this goes!
                                        What printer are you using that has 20um resolution? My printer claims 20um minimum layer height, but if I choose the "high detail" preset it defaults to 50um. If I manually change only the layer height to 20um, it prints much worse....looks like it is melting what it already printed, and just making a mess. Maybe I have to change many other things to avoid this. I tried messing with some of the other parameters (fan, etc. ) but I never found anything that prints better than the "high detail" default settings with 50um layer height.

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