As I just got hold of a 3D printer, I thought, why not try to print a few FT parts like the control horn, swappable firewall and more.
The thing that got me started printing R/C parts was this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:97357
The problem was my print did not fit that good, so in Thinkercad I did a remix of the part that is more to my likeing.
This is the result:
Next the control horns. First I did a "copy" of the lasercut ply once, but as I am cheep, I made them light weight.
Just as that was done, FT released the FT Versa Wing. I had to build one.
I wanted a pusher but I did not have the FT Elements Simple Firewall.
Let's print one!
Used Thinkercad to do the CAD file, after some post print clean up and some trimming (my printer is not that accurate) the pices fitted and glued with epoxy.
Also, I did not want to use the "straw" solution for the pushrods (or zip ties), so I printed two Pushrod Guides.
The last part I made was an "Electronics Rail" for the FT Versa Wing. It's just a rail to mount tha ESC and the RX on, but it works and is glued to the wing so that the ESC and RX can be replased in no time.
So, to sum it up.
Yes 3D printed parts works great.
And to keep up with the FT spirit, all my parts are free and can by found @ Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/tophe75/collections/ft-parts I will add more parts as I make them.
I hope you will like it.
And for the once that stayed this far, a bonus video: