I test printed a model today that I created last week based on SimHQ posting I saw.
Here’s what the solid model looks like:
The lettering on the face of the grip relates to the control that hinges in the center of the grip – it controls propeller pitch. It roughly translates to “Coarse” and “Fine”.
Here’s how the print came out:
As you can see, the lettering didn’t turn out at all. This could be fixed in one of three ways. Increase the size of the lettering (not really practical), print with a smaller diameter nozzle – this was printed on a .5mm nozzle. A .35mm might be small enough. Last, you could print it flat and then mechanically engrave the lettering in post production.
My choice would be to do the lettering as a post-production step because the smaller nozzle diameter would dramatically increase the print time of the part. At 0.5mm it took roughly 2 hours to complete. With a 0.35mm nozzle, it would be closer to 5 to 7 hours.
The square pockets shown in the second photo are there to take a C&K 8221 tactile push-button switch. Here’s a photo I shamelessly lifted from Digikey’s website:
The rocking lever that goes on the face of the grip would hit the switches as it is rocked from top or bottom. I don’t know if I’ll finish the design, but it was a fun design lesson and an interesting print.
I building a Me 109 cockpit and try to get instrument bezels etc. i bought some replica one and finished the projekt. But after a move to a new living place the Me got some damage. I was highly frutrated and started a beech baron project which will useable by the end of the year. I like to start over with my Me and will by me a 3 d printer (geeetech i 3 b). At this point i have no expierence with 3d printing and have to learn much. During my Internet research I found your Me 109 instruments and like to if you are willing to share (sell) the .stl files for your Me 109 things?
Thank you in advance and sorry for bothering you – keep your beautiful work up
The STL files I’ve used for the bezel rings aren’t mine to give away, sorry! You should check this thread: http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4019183/3D_printed_replica_parts_for_F#Post4019183 to see where you can get them. “453Raafspitty” is the name of the guy that did the bezel designs. Good luck on your project!