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737 MCP - 3d Printed Easy Build

This page is split into three main sections:

Parts Guide

Print Guide

Build Guide

The ultimate printer I can recommend is the Bamboo Labs X1 carbon with AMS if you have deep pockets. ($1200). It's a massive leap forward in 3D printing, with excellent quality and impressive speeds. Its pretty much press print and go as the software and hardware do the calibration before each print. This printer will not manage the larger parts and you are going to need the  CREALITY CR10 v3, which is my second choice of printer.

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I'm excited to present to you a new and improved version of the $38 DIY MCP design that fully utilizes 3D printing technology. Although it's not an exact copy, this design is fully functional and has been modified specifically for 3D printing. One of the key modifications is that the text is now larger, resulting in clear and crisp text. Additionally, various components have been strategically repositioned for easy fitment. Assembly is a breeze and requires no additional mounting hardware other than their own attachment nuts and screws. The wiring is also much easier, thanks to the use of full 7219 boards. To simplify the design, backlighting has been removed, but it may be added in a more complex version in the future.

The unit is larger compared to the real aircraft version, measuring 490 x 89mm, which was done to enable the use of full-size components and enlarged 3D printed text.

To print this design, a minimum print size of 220mm x 220mm is required. However, for the best overall finish, I highly recommend using a bed size of 300mm x 300mm.

General Information

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
Qty
Parts Guide
Print Guide
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Print Guide

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1 & 3 BOX

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
ETC: 22 hrs Each

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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 Arduino Mounts

QTY:2
Material: PLA
ETC: 1.5 hrs

Colour: Black (any)
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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 Backplate LH

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 15 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching BuildPlate

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: 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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15 Backplate RH

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 22 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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19 IAS Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 40 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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23 VS Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 58 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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2 Centre Box

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 16 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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 & 11 Top Plates

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
ETC: 6 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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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15 Backplate RH - (Small Printer 220x220)

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 1 DAY 7 HOURS

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere
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 (8mm)
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 Bezel 5 Digit

QTY:2
Material: PLA
ETC: 6 mins

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

Nozzle: 0.4mm
Layer height: 0.12mm
Support Pattern: Concentric
Support Density: 10%
Support Z Distance: 0.2mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1.0mm
Adhesion: Skirt
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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20 HDG Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 40 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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24 AP Disengage Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 58 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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4 & 5 Brace Supports

QTY:1 Each
Material: PLA
ETC: 6 hrs Each

Colour: Black (any)
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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 Centre Top

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 7 hrs

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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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14 FacePlate RH

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 22 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: OFF

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: 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 Bezel 3 digit

QTY:4
Material: PLA
ETC: 5 mins

Colour: Black
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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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21 Bank Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 40 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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25 Encoder Brace

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 58 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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6 Arduino Brace

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 5 hrs

Colour: Black (any)
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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: 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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13 Faceplate LH

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 10hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: OFF

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: 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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14 FacePlate RH - (Small Printer 220 x 220)

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 22 hrs

Colour: Dark Grey
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Everywhere

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 (8mm)
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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18 MCP CSE Knob

QTY:2
Material: PLA
ETC: 40 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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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22 Alt Knob

QTY:1
Material: PLA
ETC: 40 mins

Colour: White
Infill:25%
Support: ON - Touching Buildplate
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: 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

Build Guide
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Build Guide

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