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737 3D Printed Rudder Pedals

This page is split into three main sections:

Parts Guide

Print Guide

Build Guide

Our 3D Printer of choice right now is the CREALITY CR10 v3

Great print & build quality for the price, Silent and Has a bigger Print bed of 300 x300mm. Karl personally recommends it for his sim build.

Karl's Second cheaper choice is the CREALITY ENDER 3 v2. Smaller printer bed of 220 x220mm. But performs excellently and has a purchase price of around $200.

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This product is fully designed to be 3D printed. It's a massive build (actual size) and my biggest 3D print yet, requiring a minimum print bed size of 300 x 300mm. It's sturdy and probably over-engineered, but I wanted that it that way as there can be a lot of force exerted through a person's legs onto the unit. It has a total of 3 axes:
1 x rudder axis
2 x brake axis
This can be easily achieved using an Arduino micro pro. I have included a lot of bearings to make the unit feel smooth and to help spread the load exerted between the parts. The pedals are not only supported by plastic but metal threaded rods to help share the loads.
The pedal position is fully adjustable forward and backwards by around 100mm. This is achieved by the adjustment handle at the front of the unit just like the actual aircraft.
Please note: This is a massive 3D print taking around 2 weeks to complete and 4 rolls of PLA. For more advanced users, building the footplates and centre tower from wood may be quicker.

 

General Information:

Parts Guide:

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You are going to need the following items to complete this build:

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Component
Description
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Print Guide

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1 Buggy Base

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: Any
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Skirt
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 2 Days
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.64mm ETC: 12Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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7&8 Pedal Support Arms

QTY:1 Each (Layer Line Orientation important!)
Material: PLA
ETC: 10Hr
Colour: Grey or Black
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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14&15 Spring Levers

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: ActiveSupport: ON - Touching Build Plate

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19 Tie Rod

QTY:4 (Important, Make sure the ball part moves after printing!)
Material: PLA
ETC: 2Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Raft
Print Speed: 30mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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23 Pot Bracket

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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26&29 Rear FootPlates

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:40%
Support: OFF
Adhesion: RAFT
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 1 DAY 14 HRS
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.64mm ETC: 11Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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34 Tower Centre Rear

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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38 Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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2 Shim

QTY:2
Material: PLA
Colour: Any
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.2mm ETC: 18 Minutes

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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9 Spur Gear

QTY:2
Material: PLA
Colour: Any
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 18 mins

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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16 Front Bearing Housing

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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20 Sync Lever

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 4Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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24 Sync Bracket

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: Grey or Black
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 12 HRS
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.4mm ETC: 4Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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31 Tower Front Lower

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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35 Tower Upper Rear

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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39 Knob Arm

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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3&4 Pedal Stems

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
Colour: Any
Infill:60%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Skirt
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 22 Hours
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.64mm ETC: 4Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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10&11 Pedals

QTY:1 EACH - EPIC PRINT! (Layer Orientation Important)
Material: PLA
ETC: 4 Days Each!
Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended for a fantastic finish)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Raft
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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17 Bearing Covers

QTY:2
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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21 Sync LVR BRG Cap

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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25&30 Centre Footplates

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:40%
Support: OFF
Adhesion: RAFT
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 1 DAY 14 HRS
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.64mm ETC: 11Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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32 Tower Rear Lower

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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36 Pedal ADJ Structure

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 8 Hrs
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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40 ADJ Panel

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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5&6 Brake Plates

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: Grey or Black
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Skirt
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 4 Hrs

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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12&13 Restraint Bar

QTY:2
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Grey or Black
Infill:40%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Raft
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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18 Rear Bearing Housing

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 2Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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22 Spur Gear

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Raft
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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27&28 Front Footplates

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:40%
Support: OFF
Adhesion: RAFT
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 1 DAY 14 HRS
OR
Nozzle: 0.8mm, Layer height: 0.64mm ETC: 11Hours

Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Print Speed: 40mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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33 Tower Centre front

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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37 Tower Upper Forward

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 18 Hrs
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

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41-44 CB

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1Hr
Colour: Any
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.2mm (0.12 recommended)
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
Print Speed: 50mm/s
Infill Speed: 80mm/s
Support Speed: 60mm/s
Initial Layer Speed:15 mm/s
Number of slower layers: 2
Experimental Conical Support: Active

 
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Build Guide

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