I started my prototyping process.
I’m quite experienced in procedural modeling and have some experience in building stuff.
Hoping to find some help with rest, specially in foil design.
Since I am pretty poor. And purchasing electronics will eat up my entire annual “for fun” budget. I am kinda forced to try and build the rest by myself. So, foil and board are on my list.
Plan is to 3D print parts and then wrap them in glass and/or carbon.
I started with mast. For starters i just downloaded some models from GrabCAD.
First step is to find type of 3D structure that is light, rigid and “wrappable” to determine:
- type of filament (strength, compatibility with epoxy)
- type of infill
I started with some organic cell structure. Honestly, because it looks cool. First tests will be with uniform infill density, and then I will make it denser/less dense in stressed/less stressed areas.
Few photos of first infill style in 1/2 size:
Next is to make couple of prints and to try to break them and compare results with reference (plywood).
If anyone has any 3D models of foil/mast/board that are tested and proven to work, I would like to try them out because I’m not sure that what i got actually works.