com youtube channel i’m. Your host jordan visco today we’re talking about this guy right here, which is the 3d sets ranter, which is a 3d printable, remote control and we’re, going to talk about what’s awesome about this build and what maybe? Some of the quirks are and help you decide if you should build one for yourself. Remember if you’re looking for cool rc projects to build if you’re, looking for kits parts or help check us out at rcprinter.com Applause, Music, Applause, Music, uh, Music, okay, so first a quick intro on 3d sets and who they are. There are a couple of guys from the czech republic named andres, slavic and yuri laurencic, and they wanted to create premium 3d printable models that weren’t your standard, flower pots and vases, and things like that that you can find on thingiverse. They are rc enthusiasts. So the decision to make high detailed rc cars came really easy to them. Their first models were released in 2020, starting with this guy, which is the rancher, and they made a few different designs of the rancher one. This one, which is the original one, and then they made a four door one and they made ones with different hard tops. And then they came out with the landy, which is like a scale model of a land rover, and they made a few different models of that one and then recently in 2021, here they came out with one called buggy, which is a 3d printable volkswagen beetle dune Racer, which is pretty sweet as well, so they also have a bunch of different accessories that you can print for all their models.
You can print things like racks for the top. You can print winches, you can print tow hooks, you can print side rails, you can print snorkels, you can print gas tanks, you can print people for the inside, so they have a whole bunch of different models that you can print and some of them are free And some of them are paid these, though the the actual base model themselves run about 35 to 40, depending on the one you choose and that’s in us and that’s a little steep for most uh 3d models. But when you consider all the stuff that’s going into these guys, like motors and um servos speed controllers, all the screws, you have to buy all the bearings receivers radios everything you need for a 3d printed rc car you’re easily be spending a few hundred dollars. So the extra 40 bucks you spend on the model doesn’t really break the bank. Now, if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit cheaper and a little bit easier, they did come out with a free model in some sort of a marketing arrangement with prusa printers. They developed this guy right here, which is the little landy mini, and it is not remote control. It does have a 3d printed suspension and it’s got a little uh. You know working hood there with a little motor inside and uh. These tires here can be printed at a tpu and it’s got seats in there, and i printed this one for my daughter and she just loves it playing around with her dolls um.
So i highly recommend, if you’re not quite sure, if you want to bite off something like this guy start with something like this it’s free. You just need some screws to put it together, it’s a still quite a good model, a detailed model and it’s a fun build okay. So next we’re going to talk about printing this bad boy, um printing, is actually quite easy. Um, if you have a prusa mark 3s, they actually have g code files ready for you. So all you do is upload those either through octoprint or on a sd card right to your prusa printer and load, your right, filament and away you go for the rest of us. They have 19 pre made build plates for the vehicle that are all pre arranged with all the parts that you need on them and they’re arranged and color coded so that you can print all of your chassis pieces together in one color. And then you can print all your body pieces together in another color and you can make mix and match like that and get the color scheme you’re. Looking for now, the very first build plate is going to include a calibration tool and you’re going to want to make sure that you do that one first and fit your bearings into it and make sure that your bearings fit and that’s just going to save you. A lot of trouble down the road if you’re having any sort of calibration issues with your printer now for filament everything can be printed in pla.
They recommend improvement pla, but any good quality pla will work and it’s going to take about two to three weeks of print time to get it all done and you’re going to use at least two and a half kilograms of filament so be prepared. Now the 19 jam packed build plates actually include 225 different model pieces that are all going to need to be screwed together with 550 different screws, so be prepared for a serious build. The build is quite fun if you like that kind of thing, from the complicated gearbox to the chassis, to the suspension to the body. Every part of this model is really really well done. There were quite a few times when i was building this when i just had to sit back to myself and think wow guys that’s such a unique way of solving that problem. Well done, uh you’ve done a really great job. Putting together this model is quite fun. If you love building models, but it’s also quite complicated, and it would be a bit daunting if you’ve never built anything like this before there are so many tiny pieces that screw together with little m2 screws, it’s kind of mind. Bending and like i said, with 550 different screws – and you know 28 bearings in this model, it is going to get complicated. Luckily, they’ve done an amazing job on the design and there is no gluing whatsoever in this model. So if you make a mistake – and you put something together wrong – it’s really easy to take it apart and fix whatever it is they eat it also, i have to say, the instructions are quite good, far better than any other model that i’ve built so far.
There were a few times when i did struggle with a section here there, but i was always able to figure it out within a few minutes of work. The instructions walk you through the entire build process. From start to finish, so you can do it, but it is a 72 page build manual. So this is not something that you’re going to be able to do in a night it’s going to take a couple weeks of nights in order to get something like this completed. Okay, let’s talk a little bit about the body, um it’s, not like a normal rc car, where you have like a chassis underneath and then you like, put a lexan body on top and you clip it down. The body is much more a part of the build here and actually adds to the structural integrity of the vehicle. Now, as you can see, the details here are insane uh. You know they’ve gone so far as to add windshield wipers. There’S hinges working hinges. You know on all of the doors there’s a little clasp here as well, that allow the door to just snap shut same thing on the on the back here you know this is where you access your battery. The seats are super well done. The dash is well done. You know the wheels here. Um have these little little uh details there, which make the wheels look. Super cool it’s got lights, it’s got a gas cap, it’s got mirrors, the mirrors move, you know, not only did they create doors that open and close, but the doors themselves are multiple pieces, there’s the door there’s the hinges, there’s the door handle and then there’s the Inside of the door here as well, which is a completely separate piece to access the on off controls for the vehicle there’s, actually a little center hatch right there and you flip this up and your on off switch resides right in there, which is pretty neat.
There are no real lights uh. The lights on here are fake um, which is kind of unfortunate. Something this detail would be pretty cool if it did include lights, but i think once you get into that kind of electronics, it starts to get a bit daunting for for people and it does make the design a little bit simpler. The windscreen here this is actually just plastic, that’s squashed between a rear frame and a front frame, and this i just used an old piece of packaging material that came from amazon one day, so i don’t have a roof on mine. I just have this roll cage here, and it is actually quite a strong uh roll cage as well, and you can actually hold the vehicle up by the rack, and i love that the motor actually resides under the hood where a motor is supposed to go and Uh it’s, nice and clean in there and looks pretty sharp, so the motor is a 27 turn 540 dc motor and it has a lot of power when paired with a battery, and it calls for just a 2s lipo battery and to harness that motors power. They have this amazing gearbox in there which to me, was uh the most complicated and coolest part of the build and actually includes gears for six different steps to set the power of the motor down and deliver tons of torque out to those drive shafts. Now the model is four wheel, drive and the front and rear differentials are locked.
So all the wheels will always spin at the exact same rate, which makes it really great for crawling over obstacles and climbing up hills and the result. What you get here is an rc model that is more similar to a crawler than it is like an rc, basher and it’s, something that you’re going to have a ton of fun with and you’ll be able to go lots of places with, but not something that’s Going to be super fast, if you’re looking for a really fast model, then this is not the one for you now. The drivetrain is actually where i’ve had most of my problems on the vehicle and i’ll show you here, um it’s, actually, where i’ve had the most trouble in the most reprints is actually these pieces in here in the drivetrain. So everything from these drive chests to these joints um and then the gears inside here as well, and the reason that i had so much problem with those is, i didn’t watch my print settings close enough when i was doing them. I printed them in petg, which is not recommended so don’t print in pgg, and i printed with just regular two walls and standard like 20 infill and when i’ve reprinted all these pieces in here i printed them. I think, with like six walls and 100 infill just to make them. You know just to be absolutely certain that i was getting the maximum strength and durability of those pieces, and i haven’t had any problems with them since so, in terms of suspension, this model can accommodate 80 to 100 millimeter shocks.
You can see here. It is quite spongy and you can actually get you know quite a lot of um offset with all wheels except one off the ground. There i’m, probably like three or four inches off the ground, so um that’s, quite good, for you know a 3d printed model and another cool thing about this suspension is that all of the ball joints and there’s a lot of them. You know, underneath here all of these arms have a ball joint on each side. Uh the steering arms all have ball joints on them. Those are all 3d printed ball. Joints, um and i’ve had zero problems with any of them and i’ve actually started using 3d printed ball joints on my other rc models, and i have had zero issues with any of them as well, so good to know that um. You know these 3d printed ball. Joints can work quite well. So a couple things i’d like to mention about this model. Um. You know there are some things about it that i don’t love. One of those is that it can be like once it’s all together. It can be a bit hard to fix if you break something um. There are a ton of pieces, like i said, 225 pieces and 550 screws. So when you break something everything kind of goes together in order and if you have to tear it apart, you it can take quite a while to unravel something and and take all those pieces apart to get to uh whatever’s broken uh.
You know i’m kind of cringing at the idea that someday i might have to do something uh with that gearbox that amazing gearbox, because this is right in the very center of the bottle and i’m pretty sure i’m gon na have to pretty much tear the model. Apart in order to get at that and reprint it, another thing i don’t really love about this um is how the wheels are done. I do i do love the wheels um. You know, i think they look super cool um, but the hubs on them are really small. I don’t know the exact size i’m going to say, like probably like eight millimeters, maybe and a normal uh rc car. This size would have about a 12 millimeter hub, and i think it just it provides like more wobble in the wheel as it’s driving than i’d like to see also these screws here that hold the wheels on they’re just screwed right into plastic, which doesn’t allow you To get them super tight, you can’t, really torque them down and what most other rc models that i’m seeing have is bolts that come out, and then you put a lock nut on the end and that allows you to cinch it up as tight as you want. So that would be something i think could be improved on the model in the future. So, in conclusion, um, this is a super fun model that i really enjoy building. I enjoy building models as much, if not more than i enjoy driving them, but should you build it? So if you want a super well designed well well thought out: 3d printable model that is going to be very complicated, meticulous uh is going to have.
You know, require a lot of time and a lot of effort to get it done. But when you’re done you’re going to have an amazing looking vehicle you’re looking for something that is, you know a bit more of a rock crawler than something that’s gon na go super fast uh, something that’s gon na be able to climb over obstacles and something that’s. Gon na be able to go anywhere, then yeah. This is definitely the model for you. If you’re looking for something that is highly customizable, something where you can add some racks add some stuff on the racks. Maybe pull a trailer or something like that then yeah. This is this is something that is going to be right up your alley. However, if you’re not looking for a big build project and something that’s going to eat up a ton of your time, i recommend maybe going with something a little simpler like an open, rc car. So thanks for your time, i hope you found this review helpful.