How To Design And 3D Print Rigid Lightweight Yachts To Go Racing
Latest Gadgets and Designs being made across The Globe
Welcome to the latest boat parts and other 3D printed items being designed and made for our Radio Controlled Yacht community.
This displays the ideas, ongoing design and build thinking at 3D Printed Radio Yachts and elsewhere. Feel free to copy any of these designs.
Send us photos of your own RC Yacht part and boat designs if you are into printing. And if appropriate they will be added to this section with all credits, of course. Big mistakes are also welcome… all part of the learning curve.
All designer/builders are noted on the images. If not then they are the result of work at 3D Printed Radio Yachts.
These are roughly in chronological order, latest at the top. Enjoy.
From Nigel Davies
Many thanks for your thoughts about adhesives. I have broadly been doing as you do, but not used meths. I will try it. Attached is picture of my 3D Manta, which you might want to use on your site.
From Kayne Jacobson, NZ.
Have a look at the intricate CAD work on this RC yacht. This was sent to me from Kayne Jacobson, Auckland NZ. He and a friend are working on the development of another class of RC yacht. It will be biggish, I can hardly wait to see it in the water.
Full description is in “What People are Saying and Asking”.
And now some updated images from Kayne. Amazing skills on the CAD, I did the large version so you could see the detail.
From Philipp in Japan.
Philipp is doing some amazing printing and development with different materials and designs from a relatively modest printer. More details in “What Ogthers are Asking and Saying”.
The interest and variety of projects being developed across the world appears to be accelerating as the RC sailing community starts to understand the potential of this amazing technology.
Designs by Andreas Hoffman.
These two images are from Malcolm Cody in Australia. He has taken the RG65 Shrink variation (identical to Lipstick featured on the front page) and is currently producing a stunning looking yacht. He is a designer by trade, so little wonder he is into the design of his new baby.
Some very neat rig fittings and bulb. Design and printed by Gregory Van den Bussche from France.