8040 Propeller Optimized for Printing, V1.0
by Landru, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
This is a redesign for an 8040 printable propeller with a 5.5mm (13/64") bore.
This prop was designed to keep the minimum cross section above .8mm allowing it to be more easily printed, though at a small efficiency loss.
The propeller will require support on one edge, which makes it very easy to remove.
I can redesign this for some different center hole diameters if requested, just give me some time as I am pretty busy.
Here is a short video with the prop on a motor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6yClT12Ges&feature=plcp
I will also be uploading a 5030 prop once it is flight tested.
I printed mine on a Fablicator using Kisslicer.
I suggest using 2-3 shells, 100% fill, and a layer thickness no larger than .2mm (I used .17mm with excellent results.) I also used an extrusion width of .4mm
The propeller will need support material enabled.
I highly encourage printing this from PLA, since the thermal contraction of ABS will often warp/crack the blades.
Once printed, remove the support, ream the hole to 13/64", and sand the edges a bit to remove any leftover support or jagged edges.
I've spun this up on a 1300KV hextronic 24g brushless outrunner with a 2S lipo and it puts out some pretty impressive thrust. The propeller feels every bit as strong and durable as a bought one (Though I have not crashed it yet)
I've uploaded a few different orientations as well as CW/CCW Pairs for easy printing.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
8040 Propeller Optimized for Printing, V1.0 by Landru is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is not allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving Landru a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure Landru would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).