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3D printed fenders

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by Notch8, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Notch8

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    I’m in need of a set of fenders for Mid America and don’t have the equipment to try and make some from balsa. The pre made balsa sets I have seen are extremely expensive however I have seen some 3D printed sets pretty cheap.
    I’m look for pros and cons here or should I just buy GEE trying to find out the best option for a pre made fender. Are the 3D comparable to balsa?

    Thanks
     
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  2. dan9592

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    I have never done balsa but have 3D. If you use 3D make sure you close up the ends of the fenders. They also need tobesanded smooth.
     
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    Ballistic Racing District Champion #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Racer Pro Race Winner

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    I prefer balsa but a have a very successful box stock that ran the Gee fenders. If you’re limited on time, they’re an easy install.
     
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    Made the finals last year with a set of GEE fenders....
     
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    Thanks for the input just ordered the GEE fenders.

    I wish I had a track I would love to do a comparison of the GEE vs 3D vs balsa
     
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    I think you would need a wind tunnel, smoke wand and a low range force gauge (and CFD Simulation code)...these types of comparisons are more difficult than they first appear.
     
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