RCLifeOn has created a 3D-printed RC airboat dubbed Speed 2.0. The idea came when Simon Sörensen had the notion to design a high speed airboat using a 64 mm ducted fan. First, he started researching and studying speed boats and hull designs. He then transferred this knowledge to design an airboat that could skim the water at high speeds.
The final creation was 3D-printed with PLA on the Xinkebot Orca Cygnus. He created it to be printed standing up with approximately 30 to 40 hours of print time. After it was 3D-printed, Sörensen painted the exterior, installed the EDF, speed controller, receiver, and servo, and finally, it was ready to go.
Although it did weigh more than Sörensen anticipated, he plans to do another video with a lighter version of the airboat with a few redesigns.
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