3D printed RC Trike is a speedy toy for your kids
DIYer Philip Houghton, a 24-year-old composite fabricator and engineer consultant from aerospace industry who was inspired by the Invader TC-3 sports trike wanted to make his own RC trike with improved features. So came into existence this DIY trike that is 3D printed. Not only the inspiration of making a trike, but the craving to expand his own knowledge of how three-wheeled vehicle designs work in real time.
He began by making the designs of the RC car based on a touring car using AutoCad and AutoDesk software. Then he 3D printed the final product using XYZPrinting Da Vinci and ABS filament. This RC toy car has direct drive system sans any gear shift system which promises speed and control. AS you can see from the video above, the car is quite fast in driveability and is capable of making quick turns too.
For now the 3D printed RC toy car has a stiff suspension that Houghton aims to improve. The modifications in the future will include nano-tube carbon ABS and wider rear tire for better grip.
Although Houghton has not provided any details of the make process for this project, but we expect him to provide the details when the project is fine-tuned into completion. There are only a few details of the components used and some pictorial references. If you think those can be followed to make out a trike for yourself, then it’s great!