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Post  cmulder Sun Feb 13, 2022 5:54 am

Anyone here already tried 3d scanning parts so they can be reproduced ?

Its still "early days" for the technology but if we would build a database of scans of cox parts then those could be used to build and  fly replica models and keep the originals intact.

It should even be possible to scan the foam parts like the ez bee fuse and wings and and then use a desktop  cnc router to cut a copy  out of a block of foam.
Or the file could be used to make a negative and then 3d print a mold to make a epoxy/glass copy of the fuse and wings making a higher performing model that still looks "original"

Spare parts for the plastic cl models would be easier with either a fdm (filament) or resin printer

What do you guys think?


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Post  davidll1984 Sun Feb 13, 2022 8:13 am

It's a very good idea I don't see why nobody does it myself I had already thought about it but I don't know anything about 3D printing I would be a buyer if someone could make one of those two 3d scanning cox parts ? Img_2275
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Post  gkamysz Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:45 pm

Scanning hardware and software isn't a trivial investment. There probably are functional open source software today. I have not checked in a long time. This still usually leaves you with a point cloud you have to create solids or surfaces with in a CAD software. Some things are just as easily drawn in CAD. Is it a practical way of doing what's suggested? Absolutely, if you have the means. You could make complete engines if you wanted to.....

Early days for 3D scanning was 20 years ago.
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Post  Admin Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:27 pm

Jason (Jason_WI) has had some success 3D scanning and reproducing some model parts.

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Post  cmulder Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:53 pm

Admin wrote:Jason (Jason_WI) has had some success 3D scanning and reproducing some model parts.
Is he sharing the files or selling the reproduction parts?

Seeing the crazy prices people pay for even just the pt19 then investing in software becomes economical quickly...

How many here would like a cox comanche replica to fly with? or a chipmunk.

I have 2 rc pt19 planes but don't want to risk them; a copy would not give those worries

Adobe has a service where you upload pictures and there servers do the proccesing. likely not accurate enough for our application but it shows big money companies work on it and hopefully hobby level software soon becomes good enough.
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