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C172 AV Panel

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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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

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 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:2
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

Build Guide
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Build Guide

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