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C172 AV Panel

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 C172 avionics panel was specifically adapted for 3D printing. The text is much larger than normal and the panel is slightly oversize. This was done to ensure the text and lines would print at the best quality. The panel can be backlit with 12v LED strip lights.

 

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 AV Facepanel

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: White or Grey
Infill:20%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft (helps remove the support material
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.2mm ETC: 14 Hours

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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5 Toggle Sw

QTY: 2 Red & 2 White
Material: PLA
Colour: White & Red
Infill:20%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft (helps reduce the elephant's foot)
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 1 Hours

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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2 AV Backpanel

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: White or Grey
Infill:20%
Support: Off
Adhesion: Skirt
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.3mm ETC: 10 Hours

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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3 Sw Case

QTY:2
Material: PLA
Colour: Black
Infill:20%
Support: ON - Touching Build Plate
Adhesion: Raft (helps remove the support material
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.12mm ETC: 6 Hours

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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4 Sw Backplate

QTY:1
Material: PLA
Colour: Black
Infill:20%
Support: OFF
Adhesion: Skirt
Nozzle: 0.4mm, Layer height: 0.2mm ETC: 1 Hours

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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Build Guide

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