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BARCELONA 3D PRINTED UAV by jonatandomenech May 17, 2014
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Designed by Jonatan Domenech Arboleda in the ETSEIAT aerospace vehicles ENGINEER final degree project for UAV applications.
This is not a toy, be wise with this files;
Because it flies;
Allways use PLA for a better world.
Enjoy it and remember that it have to fly!
Thank you and do not hesitate to contact me for important things:
[email protected]


See PDF files.
Printer: Rep rap 240x210x200 (X-Y-Z) print size
Material: less than 1Kg white PLA.
Assembly photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101621941783722657636/101621941783722657636/posts
Uploaded STL files have rudder extension in order to increase control power factor.
Wing GF tube reinforcement required.
Extra 2mm CFRP connectors (black) have been used for down beam stabilization.
All parts are only perimeters without top and bottom except wing.
Wing requires vertical spar in the reinforcement, recommended by Infill parameters iteration.
For different printing size, CAD file has been uploaded allowing you to modify STL files, or design, upgrade, ... IMAGINATION?

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I'm sorry for the strange question: UAV means Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, so...... Is this capable of flying without anyone piloting it? What I mean by that is programming the flight and letting him flight alone.... And also: has he got a GPS? How much filament does this require?Wonderful design I want to print it immediately...

    First off thanks for the work you have done and posting it for us to download! Nice looking design! I am new to 3d printing as of about this past Thanksgiving. I bought a diy prusa I4 and finally have it working right and have learned how it all works with the slicer programs.   I'm in the process of heat welding the pieces together (quite a challenge) and printing the final pieces to the wing. I have done as you suggested and used no top or bottom parameters with one parameter for shell and mostly 2% infill on the wings, 3% at most so the rod holes had good support. Is the control ok with only 2 servos? I am seriously considering either modifying for ailerons or just adding a third servo to the elevators for elevons. 

It is better to have ailerons. I can email you the updated aileron stl parts.

Is it possible to get the aileron stl parts? I would certainly appreciate having them. [email protected]


I would really appreciate the aileron stl parts! Thanks again for the quick reply. Can't wait to see it fly! By the way do you use a soldering iron with adjustable heat or just a normal soldering pen with a good tip for heat welding the parts?

I am very surprised that little to no documentation exist on 3d printed planes that don't have that many different examples designed by people.This plane is one of the 6-7 properly flying (well , at least as i can see on the video) FDM printed planes and it isn't getting any attention.It looks like a lot of time and effort went into it yet i cannot find any videos other than the one above.That is kinda sad because this is a beautiful plane.

I can not agree more with what you say. Totally true.

In fact I do not publish my airplanes anymore either. This is a sensitive issue because it is an affordable technology with dangerous applications.

In reference to the model: Barcelona 3d printed uav, you can see more information in youtube, google + ...

Thanks for replying.I can totally understand why you are not publishing your planes anymore.Planes having higher payload than this would be dangerous in some hands judging the airframe costs only a spool of filament.I am looking forward to build this one.

Do you have any suggestions about building it?Seems like nobody has ever made one besides you in 2 years.

Dear UAVPilot1, there is all the information in the google+ barcelonaUAV website, but if you need something else contact me by mail: [email protected]
Notice that your infill percent and perimeters number are higher than original, I used 1 perimeter and near 1% infill rectangular.
Hope to see your BARCELONA 3d printed UAV soon

I just started printing the nose last night. I will get to the rest of the fuse and tail today and tomorrow and hopefully start on the wing on Thursday. I printed the nose with 3 perimeters and 10 percent infill. The rest of the fuse I will print with 2 perimeter layers and 10 percent honeycomb infill. I think the tail and wing parts that I want to stick with the 2 perimeter layers but reduce to 5 percent honeycomb infill. Thank you for a great project. I will post pictures when it is complete.

See your first printed parts and G-code parameters used. Amazing RED WINGLET! Congratulations Dani.

Hi Barcelona UAV betatesters, Since some of you have seen a problem in the FUSELAGE2&3 parts, new version where the wing bite has been added and 3 beams have been approached to reduce bed size.
Sorry for this handicap and do not print FUSELAGE2&3, but 2-2 & 3-2.

FORTUS 400mc STATASYS is printing Barcelona 3D printed UAV. After 24h...

I'have printed only one perimeter for all parts but wings that has a light rectilinear infill adjusted to connect Glass fiber reinforcenment.
See google+ Barcelona 3D printed for photos

I'm about to print out the wings. How heavy will the plane be? wingparts seem rather haevy! cheers for the nice design!

NOW AVAILABLE: Fuselage10.dwg cad file. Autodesk software has been used under Student license.
PAY ATTENTION: 3D printing TECH + Autodesk SOFT = 20 $ homemade UAV, from PLATONIC world of the ideas to actual one.

Just heat welding for all parts, I'll make a video of this stage.

The parts are so huge..My printer cannot fit in ..

If haves used reprap bcn 3d+ (240x200x200).
I could help you by uploading CAD file and you can divide parts as you want.
Thank you for try it!

And how you get the wing parts together?

heat welding, tin soldering. Be careful because next parts could be deformed.

How to get the FUSELAGE together ? with super glue ?