3D Printing Aircraft Parts

I cannot believe that 3D Printing model aircraft parts does not have its own Discussion Forum.
My first question question is this: in what situations can 3D printing replace CNC machining
when it comes to fabricating carbon fiber parts?

-peter

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  • I'm with Peter on this one. Love to learn more about 3d printing. I've been reading about this technology and it's pretty awesome. First I thought it was a fad but lots of big companies are now using it. I mean if I can print my own drone like this one: https://pinshape.com/items/11282-3d-printed-a3-edf-drone I would be in heaven! ha! Still a little expensive thing to do for most people though I think.


  • NEXT QUESTION: the landing gear, or “feet” (see link) of the Parrot AR Drone
    are too short.   Is it possible to extend the existing landing gear by 3D printing
    longer legs onto the existing fabricated legs? Will the new parts adhere to the
    existing, fabricated parts?

    -peter


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