Small X8 build - 3d Printing Parts

Discussion in 'Multi Rotor Helicopter General Discussions' started by BorisS, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. BorisS

    BorisS Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    got a 3d printer Friday and super happy that i made the decision to get one. I am in the process of desiging a smal X8 bird for gopro nex 7 etc.

    Key features:

    Wire rope vibration mounts:
    Plug and play Arms:
    Gimbal quick release etc.

    Components i will be deciding on the way.

    More important at the moment is to get the design of the frame going and to pre printer everything once to check out if everything is working the way it should be.

    Centerplate design about 170x170

    X8smallbottom plate.jpg X8smalltop.jpg

    sliced center plate for 3d printing now.
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    functional parts for the vibrations units.
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    think it going to be a fun ride :)

    Boris
     
  2. PaNt

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    Great...!! it will be very interested..!!! Good luck with this great situation :) :)
     
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    What slicer are you using?
     
  4. BorisS

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    the built in one from ultimaker cura software / not sure which one it is ! tried netfabb but there were issues printing. At the moment i just want to print in the next couple days i will start modding the printer and reading into the differnt FWs and slicer in depth
     
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    i must say i am amazed that some parts are really robust and can be used in a functional way for sure. the ability choose the density of the components also makes them light enough ! Think that just the first printer of several to follow :)
     
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    centerplate printing :)
     
  7. kloner

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    That's awesome. I run a sign shop and my software runs one of these. I'm sure ones in my future. Was into large scale Rc helis, spent enough on little nick nacs I shoulda bought the printer.

    The modern printers definitely added functionality to the parts they spit out
     
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    Great job Boris :) It seems you need to tighten those belts ;-) Cura is the way to go.
     
  9. BorisS

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    @ kloner its definitely the way to go.

    @ Red japp I know. I will start with the mods soon. Already have a list of mods heated bed belt tighten thingi, extra fan etc.

    This stuff is really cool ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB5L_JHyoNg

    check it out at 3:10 and check one more arround 4:40 were he give it a straight test !

     
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  10. matwelli

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    i wonder if that is the same as the "impact modified" PLA i buy over here - resists snapping, you can tie the filament in a knot - but prints like a bitch compared to normal PLA

    I have to heat the bed to 70, print 1 layer, then turn on the cooling air (if the bed isnt at 70, it lifts off) the next two layers are a bit droopy from the heat, then it comes right, but you can see droops even further up if you dont have enough cooling air, hot end at 180 for the whole print

    saying all that, its still great stuff :)
     

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