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Offline davidk

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3D Print Project
« on: March 30, 2021, 06:10:13 PM »
This has nothing to do with airplanes.  Do you guys want to see the build... or not interested 'cause it doesn't fly?  It doesn't drive either.  I should add that it's almost completely useless, but it's kinda cool.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2021, 06:16:18 PM by davidk »



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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 06:45:07 PM »
I'm curious.  Keep going!!

Some of the planes we build don't fly either and we post about them. ;) ;)

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 11:24:23 PM »
Gears and pins... mostly red.  Leavers, switches, arms mostly green.

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 09:01:54 AM »
This is great @davidk !  Now you can print your own servo replacement gears!

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 10:28:41 PM »
I've always been impressed that flexible chains can be printed.

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 03:50:34 PM »
Overall, this was interesting to do, but didn't work as well as I hoped.  There's too much flex in the chain.  I'm sure there something I could do about this, but this was just a fun, dumb project so I'm not sure it's worth any more time.
The prints for gears was excellent and the quality of the parts is beautiful.
I got to use a Tap and Die set for the first time in my life, so I can check that off the list now.  The threads in the printed parts where there, but needed just a bit of tapping to clean things up.
This was engineered by a fellow named Greg Zumwalt - found him on YouTube.  He builds all kinds of cool automations.  When I first saw his stuff I kept thinking that there's more to this guy than just these automations he makes for his grandkids.  Then he posted a video that his wife found of a much younger Greg.  He was involved in the process of motion capturing Michael Jordan, and then programmed the Electronics Arts game "Michael Jordan In Flight"... a first... around 1993.  When I found this out it all made sense.
Anyway, here's the end result of this little project. 



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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 05:27:52 PM »
Pre-historic retracts. ;D

Neat project...... and well worth posting.


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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 07:28:53 PM »
Love it!

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2021, 09:31:55 AM »
That is so cool. Just amazing.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2021, 07:15:48 AM »
I am interested. I would like to see more of the printer.
1. What brand is it?
2. URL from where you got it?
3. Is there a brand?

It does not fly. But it will help build parts that will help in flying.

Thank you
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Re: 3D Print Project
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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2021, 10:19:20 AM »
It is a Prusa printer, MK3S+.  They also make a Prusa Mini+.  You can get both printers built or in kit form.  I got the MK3S+ built and the Mini+ in kit form.  I've never experienced such perfect instructions as I have with this build.  Colour coded instructions and multiple images per step along with user notes per step as to what they found or did.  Many of the parts are themselves printed by Prusa.  Highly recommended.

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Re: 3D Print Project
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2021, 10:36:46 AM »