Category: 3D Printing

Discussion of 3D printer-related topics.

You’re such a Knob! 3D Printed Map/Chart Light Knobs

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love my 3D printer. I use it regularly to quickly make small parts I need using just a little imagination and creativity. A part I’ve been wanting to make for a while is the Boeing 737 Map/Chart Light knobs on the forward sidewalls. No one seems to make …

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Wet Compass and More 3D Printed Parts

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my 3D printer. For less than $300 for a Creality Ender 3 printer, coupled with Autodesk Fusion360, I’m able to make just about any component I need on a small scale. Comes in really handy when you’re willing to put in a little extra money and time to …

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Fun With 3D Printing!

I knew eventually I would want to make some parts for my sim, and perhaps try my hand at some simple prototyping projects, so I have been thinking about a 3D printer for some time now. Last time I looked (several years ago) they were still expensive and the technology wasn’t quite as mature as …

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Rivets and Sore Thumbs

I am nearing completion of my plywood cockpit floor/base (sort of, more on that later).  I had the brilliant idea that I wanted to make my cockpit floor look real by adding simulated rivets, helping increase the overall immersion.  Sounds great, right?  Well, I knew it would be a big task, and it was, but …

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