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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:39 pm 
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There is your Answer!!

Clear you garage!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Much, much, MUCH more easily said than done.

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:50 pm 
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Just think, if you have a garage sale you could probably buy a 3d printer with the proceeds!!

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:58 pm 
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Not to mention the millions you will make prototyping things for your mates:)


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 3:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:24 am 
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I've been having trouble getting the slicer's to work exactly how i want. Slic3r 1.1.7 seems to work the best for me of all the free open source ones but it's slow even on my graphics computer and the prints are slow. So I've been reading up on simplify3d and finally bought it. it's a really nice app and works well. However now i'm having tor figure out what are the right settings to use for my printer. It's like starting all over again but with 3 times as many options. I've got it working OK, but the quality of prints are still better in Slic3r 1.1.7. Honestly I think it's printing too fast. So more tweaks to come.

In the meantime i've been playing around and just making stuff that i've wanted to do for a while...

a platform to put my GPS logger on the Havoc Quad so i can try and get some measurements on how fast it is.
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And this is a holder to prop my charger up so i can see it. I have my charge setup in the top of a toolbox so it's eye level and hard to read the charger if it's sitting down.
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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:43 am 
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Nice!

It often pays to get the right software, kind of like building a sportscar but running it on space saver tires!

I can already see the limitations of the SketchUcam software and am thinking of upgrading to CamBam.

Need to make some money first...

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:34 am 
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Made a canopy for Fpv and also to hold my ardupilot in the easy star.
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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:56 am 
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That is so damn cool! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: 3D Printing
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:05 am 
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JustPlaneChris wrote:
That is so damn cool! :thumbup:


I'd feel remiss if I didnt try to enable you to get one Chris.
It s simply the best purchase I have made in the last few years.
hours of fun. and it doesn't even need to be RC related, I have knocked up a new control dial for our slow cooker, a toothbrush head holder, some cable protectors for the phone charge leads, not to mention all the little FPV brackets and holders I can dream up!

the printer I got is a dual extruder (2 colours) with a heated bed and it cost £350 with a roll of filament.
it was more plug and play than a naza flight controller with no tuning required other than levelling the build plate. I havent tried the second extruder yet as I cant stop printing things for long enough to let it cool down enough for me to try setting it up.

with this and your your laminating skills I could see a full composite airplane with built in servo holders and everything. the parts weigh very little because they are printed with a honecomb style filling so they are mostly air, but surprisingly strong.

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