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    3D printed tiller wheel

    First things first: credit to Jackpilot for the measurements.

    8 hours of printing and plenty of finishing work in the following order:

    1- Glazing putty (red) to fill the the surface of the 3d print

    2- Sanding (100 and 220 grit)

    3- Alternating coats of primer-finisher (grey) and polypropylene bumper primer (clear)

    4- Sanding (220 and 400 grit)

    5- Black acrylic

    6- High-gloss clear coat.

    I am pretty happy with the results for a first try. I will be happy to share the Solidworks and STL files (or any other format I can convert to).

    I will design and print the cap shortly.

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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Great work, if You can plz upload the stl to yeggi or thingiverse. There are great collection of cockpit parts and expanding.

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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Pierre

    Excellent stuff. What drawing package are you using?

    I have just bought a 3D printer and am learning the 3D software...nightmare stuff ....what a learning curve!
    I have not set the printer up yet as we are moving house (hopefully ) soon.

    I for one would be interested in the STL file

    I have drawn up dual and triple concentric knobs and the bit that goes on the yoke that holds the trim switches but they remain untested/ not printed at the moment.

    I say again EXCELLENT

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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Hi Pierre

    Excellent work well done!
    Have you tried any other parts?
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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Farkaskoma: Here is the file. I will also publish it on Thingiverse. The stl file for the cap will follow shortly.

    John: I am using Solidworks. 3D printing can be a barrel of laughs especially with a homebrewed printer like I did. Nothing makes sense until the moment you hear that click inside your brain and it all becomes crystal clear. I also have some knobs designed and ready to print. I will experiment with the finishing which should be interesting due the their small size. The polypropylene bumper filler looks like a good solution. A resin SLA 3D printer would be great for knobs but their cost is still to high. I may look into making a yoke wheel in the future. In the meantime, I purchased one from Simujabs. It is a very nice product and it fits perfectly on the real 737 yoke elbow I found on eBay.

    Geremy: I am building an SST and I am trying to make all the parts I can so I do have a good collection of parts. I am modeling pretty much everything on Solidworks. I live in Thailand so i have access to machines shops, CNC machines and laser cutters at dirt cheap prices. For example, I had a MIP stand CNC'ed on 12MM MDF for 18 euros including the material (1.2 x 2.4m).
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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Hi Pierre

    Thank you so much for the info I have yet to hear that click (but then I have yet to do the finish assembly of the printer)
    I am using Sketchup (among others).
    The finishing.... I have seen excellent results where fairly rough models are coated with a two pack resin (like epoxy) I think my instinct will we to try out various solvents and kind of melt the surface. But then I am ever the optimist LOL

    Please keep us updated with your printing I am watching closely.
    18 Euro .....I am now crying into my coffee....the guys here won't answer the phone for that ....

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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Really nice work, I love the finish you got. I have printed a few parts for my Jetranger simulator and have to say the 3D printer is way more useful that I would have first thought. I am experimenting as well with a putty that dries rock hard but will have a look at the bumper primer as well.

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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Can we make a dedicated download library for 3d printing files? We can also collect em here. I have also some designs to upload.
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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Farkaskoma,
    Great idea,
    Matt: What do you think?.
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    Re: 3D printed tiller wheel

    Yes Brilliant Idea!!!

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