The printer required to do this costs $10000 today.
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“Called 2Seas, the UAV is designed to fly lengthy surveillance missions for coastguards in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It is a direct descendant of the catapult-launched, 1.5-metre-wingspan, electric-powered SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) – the world’s first all-3D-printed drone, built at the University of Southampton, UK. SULSA’s first flight was exclusively revealed by New ScientistMovie Camera in August 2011.”
3D printed battery! It’s all coming together 😉
All the instructions are on Thingiverse. The bearings and central shaft are metal and much harder to make.