Bell 212 Heli Cyclic Grip
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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.
This design has taken years to get right in CAD. It's a very complex shape with many compound curves. It is designed to fit on the cyclic base or be used as a souvenir. I initially started this out with filament printing on my Ender 3, but then switched to Resin printing for that excellent, highly detailed finished look. Designed like the real thing with the exact dimensions and button count. The text is engraved, which allows it to be filled afterwards.
The top hat is a cheap $2 navigation switch, and the trigger has a dual detent press but only entirely operates by a single microswitch at the fully depressed position.
You are going to need the following items to complete this build:
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