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My Build started. Finished!!!!!
« on: July 23, 2015, 07:43:53 PM »
Here is the parts coming off printer.
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Re: My Build started.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 07:44:54 PM »
I am using a nylon bushing in the outer arm joints to save weight. It also will allow me to adjust the tension on the arm tube just by adding a strip of tape on the outside of bushing and than tighten the arm housing to clamp it in.


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Re: My Build started.
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 07:34:57 PM »
Hi, sorry to interrupt your post. Are those nylon bushings there to replace the HK rolling bearings? What are they specifically used for? Thanks

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Re: My Build started.
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 10:21:31 PM »
yes, I am trying the nylon bushings in the outer arm joints to save some weight. Instead of the metal needle bearings.

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 10:25:28 PM »
but what is their purpose?

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 11:03:19 PM »
They keep the outer arms from wobbling while still allowing them to twist as you raise and lower the arms.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 02:10:24 AM »
gotcha. And can you print them with normal PLA and still work? If so where can i get the .stl? thanks

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 04:50:29 PM »
you probably can use PLA but I don't think you would want to since these are designed to clamp around carbon tube as you tighten the arm housing. I would think PLA would crack being as brittle as it is. Nylon will flex thus allowing you to adjust the amount of friction it applies to carbon tube. Once I get my tubes and trial fit I will post a working STL file.

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 05:12:11 PM »
Thanks to HUY507 for the stl. I was bored waiting for hardeware and cf tubes I decided to shave some weight off some parts.

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Re: My Build started.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 06:07:09 PM »
Looking good, just out of interest are they lighter?  The reason I ask is, if you print 30% infill on the solid parts but then put holes in, the holes need to have a solid edge. So, you might actually end up using more filament because of the holes if that makes sense?

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 07:16:44 PM »
Yes, I understand. I printed all 3 leg designs at same 25% infill and layers and weighed each part. Standard leg=18g, Huy507=24g, MINE/Huy507modded=21g. Not a bad trade off for the larger leg. I think with a little more tinkering with infill and layers and maybe a bit more cutting I can get it down to almost same as original weight.


 Having the holes will require solid edges but also remember the solid edges would be there anyway if there wasn't a hole, your basically removing infill and sealing the part again or making it watertight to print. I will try a very low infill next just to weigh. Im bored waiting for parts to get here. ;D
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2015, 05:51:04 PM »
Finally got some hardware in.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2015, 10:09:21 PM »
woot..  now it's getting there :-)  How did you find your canopy fit, did everything line up? I think it makes a big difference when you get the canopy on.


Oi.. you need to upload your leg positioning parts.. trying to slip new mods past me.. lol I don't know ;-p
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 10:35:16 PM »
Rcfiddy i can see that you added like a little rectangle on top of the leg link? Why is that? Otherwise how would you drew it in?

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2015, 10:52:18 PM »
They are clamp type pieces now. I'm not a fan of drilling into carbon tubes so I decided to give this a try. It allows me to adjust them and not worry about screws going into carbon tubes.