RC car Landy 4×4 by Oscar Gonzalez July 03 2020
With a passion for Radio Controlled vehicles and toys he had since he was a kid, Oscar Gonzalez has reinvented his favorite hobby with 3D printing.
"Since I was ten years old, I have been building RC planes, cars and boats. My father had a Radio Control store in Isla de Margarita, Venezuela. In the last five years, I've been 3D printing full-time," Oscar explains.
The combination of his two great hobbies Radio Control and 3D printing, has started with curiosity. Oscar wanted to know if he could make and modify his own pieces for Radio Control Drones projects. Currently, he can manufacture the parts for his projects in hours.
One of the main reasons he has chosen Landy 4x4 Hardtop by 3D Sets a Czech-based studio is their incredibly well-made models and thorough assembly manuals. All of their models have fully-functional details based on a real car.
The color combination chosen for Landy 4x4 Hardtop by Oscar was thought out as well. The dominant color of PLA Extrafill "Traffic Yellow" is well balanced with the contrasting PLA Extrafill "Traffic Black". The interior details like car seats were printed with PLA Extrafill "Chocolate Brown", mimicking real leather seats. Other details such as the wheel rims were printed in PLA Extrafill "Rapunzel Silver".
These are some of the essential elements that contribute to the successful creation of a project like this according to Oscar. "The very important thing is to use a filament that always has the correct diameter and is always well wound. Also, a very well-calibrated and well adjusted 3D printer is fundamental but don't forget about patience. There are many hours of printing."
"I'm very happy with the result and in love with the impressive aesthetic result of Fillamentum colors," Oscar says with excitement. "I have been using Fillamentum PLA Extrafill for four years, and I trust the quality and good results with my eyes closed."
Oscars' future project plans are, of course, to continue creating and producing new projects like this. In the next few months, you can look forward to Radio Controlled Boat and another car. He fondly says that "Thanks to 3D printing, we reinvent ourselves with our hobbies."
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