by aixelsyd, published

Skystar by aixelsyd Apr 27, 2013



Skystar by aixelsyd is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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The Skystar is a fully printable remote control airframe

  • Finding the balance between weight and strength has been very difficult. The top and bottom skin of the wings are ~1mm thick and I have been able to print them reliably. Still working on making the fuselage lighter.

  • Saving weight is the name of the game here. I will be modifying the files, especially the fuselage, reducing material where I can. That being said, this model will be absurdly heavy the hope is to have a plane that flies, is easy to assemble, and if it breaks, simply print a repair piece

  • The plane is designed to be modular, wing and fuselage sections can be added or removed to create the size model you want. I will be adding different airfoils as the project progresses

Still to do:

  • Finish control surfaces
  • Make fuselage more aerodynamic
  • Make areas for servos, receiver, and battery hatch
  • landing gear struts
  • reduce weight
  • add engine mounts

Suggestions and comments are very welcome :)


Print each part using the least material possible to save weight. attach control surfaces, electronics, and motor. then take to the skys with a 3d printed plane.

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Yes, it flies. Mount the battery a little farther back to balance the cg.. Waiting for a break in work to continue work on this project

can we have some confirmation that this actually flies once assembled and electronics are installed?

updated the fuse this weekend with battery cover, motor mounts, and servo housings