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My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS) Finished
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »
Hi folks,

I'm opening this thread to share my build of the DJI Inspire clone with you all as it progresses. I hope you enjoy the pics.

Some background info:
I'm using the XYZ Da Vinci 1.1 plus, original filament cartridges of ABS, layer thickness 0.2 for all the parts. I have chosen the color steel blue (actually, my wife did :P )

It has taken me a little under a week of almost continuous printing to get all the parts done. Attached is an over view of almost all of the parts (save the canopy and the leg foot)aswell as the frame partially built.
 

@Steve: I'd love to get your feedback on the position of the switches, is this okay?
Also: I'm curious about the two large and two smaller holes located on the part where the switches are attached, because I inted to place the power distribution board on the reverse side of that part, and wouldn't want to interfere with whatever purpose these holes might have.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 10:03:07 AM by imbashammy »

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 06:53:02 PM »
Hi fella, looking really good them. So good in fact I've just purchased an Da vinci 1.1 plus ;-)  Been doing some reading on the filament and eeprom programming.

OK, back to the quad :-)  The lower bigger holes I put there so you can get to the screws when the legs are down, but I've ended up not using them. The smaller holes above are for M4 screws, these pass through the m4 threaded track ends that go to the 8mm carbon tubes with the m4 rivnuts epoxy'd into the ends to alter the angles of the legs. (see attached photo)

There is a 3mm hole that runs up the middle near the bottom microswitch, this is to pass the wiring through all the way up and comes out behind the servo, it was put there just to get the wires away from the moving parts that's all. You should be able to get your ribbon cable up there :-)  Make sure you get the pins right on your switches.. make sure pos and neg dont join when you click / unclick , it would get quite smokey.. lol
« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 07:02:17 PM by CdRsKuLL »
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 07:21:26 PM »
Just a quick question and sorry for bothering this thread. The small 8mm carbon fibre tube has something attached at the end towards the leg joint. What is that?

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 07:27:57 PM »
Hi Eltrocha,


They are M4 Rivnuts, I used epoxy resin to glue them.. photo below
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 09:43:50 AM »
As it tuned out, the cable shown in my OP needed to be drawn through the tunnel in the center of the plate that holds the switches. I used two different colors so as to distinguish between the two different switches.

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 11:54:27 AM »
hey Steve.
Just hacked a empty cartride to full 240 meters with my arduino.
Worked like a charm you can even set  default to 400 meters=)
and temp to 250 degrees as default.
Cheers
Folkert
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 05:58:40 PM »
Guess what arrived today :-)  It came with some white ABS so i've printed a leg part and now it's on with a canopy.  I did calibrate the bed but to be honest I think it was pop luck I managed to get it within 0.2mm .. anyway, so far very pleased with it, there was a little bit of shinking where it had pulled away from the bed but I'm ust using a bit of hair spray to coat the glass before printing, not tried the glue stick yet.   Are you using the glue or just striaght onto the glass?

I've also stopped xyz.exe accessing the internet to stop it updating and reporting on cartridge usage, not sure if it will help but I thought best add it anyway. I've also purchased a black roll of abs. I've got an arduino here so will have a go at playing with some code in a bit. My arduino has two buttons on it as well as the reset one so I'm thinking one can be PLA and the other ABS.

Will grab a photo of my white battery canopy when it's printed :-)
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2015, 12:26:22 AM »
This might come in handy if you want to use PLA.

I've had a bit of a play with the eeprom and altered the code a little so you can choose the material now as well. You will still need to set the bed and extruder temp to match at the moment.

http://www.diyrc.co.uk/images/ABSorPLA.txt

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2015, 08:08:01 AM »
Hi Steve, that's awesome that you already have the printer. I do use the glue stick, as this makes cleaning the bed easier, just use a wet cloth to wipe it down.
You will find that if you allow the bed to cool down completely, removing the printed part is a matter of just lifting it off the bed (I'm not a very patient man, so this was the first mistake I made ;-) )
I use two empty cartridges with cracked chips: one for ABS and one for PLA, so that I don't have to change the code, but rather can just pop in a different cartridge to match whatever I'm printing with.

You may want to add this code:
//char x[] = {0x80,0x1a,0x06,0x00}; //400m

for 400 meters.
Cheers, Folkert

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 12:53:44 PM »
Hi Imbashammy,

Thanks I'll add that line.  I've been trying to get mine to print PLA (aftermarket roll). Sadly the extruder is suffering from heat travelling up and it's melting the pla too early and clogging up. I've ordered a little aluminium heat sink to see if this helps.. will let you know.

However, I'm very pleased with the ABS prints coming off so I might just use ABS now. I've tried the glue stick and wow, what a difference it make's. Great prints now with no shrinking or lifting on the corners.

So pleased I've made myself a little glue holder. It just twists into place (with a bit off effort) and job's done. :-)  Attached it if you want to print one too.


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2015, 01:44:45 PM »
Hi Steve, how are we doing with instructions? Sorry I posted on this thread.

Thanks

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2015, 01:54:37 PM »
I'm waiting on my black ABS to arrive at the moment so I can do some parts. For instructions, have a read of some of the build diary's that are going on. Lots of info in them :-) and I will assist where I can.
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2015, 05:35:44 PM »
Hi Steve,

That's awesome, I've downloaded the file of the glue stick holder and will make one for my printers as well. Nice job. Happy to hear you're pleased with the results of the Da Vinci.
Have you adjusted the temperature of the nozzle for the PLA print? If not, that might be the problem. I'll have a go at it soon and see if I can find out anything that might help.

While I wait for some more parts to come in for the Inspire clone I'm making my wife a little drone in the colors of her choice  ;D

     
Colorfull                                                                                                 Spindle attached and seems to move perfectly                                    Nice fit on the ESC`s
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2015, 09:59:30 PM »
hi


new to the site, but am very interested in building a clone inspire.


i also own a highly modified XYZ Da Vinci 1.0
modifications


Firmware Changed for Repetier 0.92
hotend changed for E3D v6
custom Carriage installed
filament Fan installed
heated bed Glass changed too Borosilicate
non proprietary filament used, PLA, ABS, HIpS, nylon,


modifications too come


extractor fan to be installed


i am so impressed with this Clone, especially as it used the original parts which are a right pain ITA to try and print


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2015, 11:50:22 PM »
Hey Sauntson, welcome to the site. :-) I don't think flashing my board is an option at the moment being it has the touchscreen as well. I've ordered a little 2.8inch touchscreen then I'm looking to install into an empty cartridge. Hopefully will code it up with a nice little menu so you can select just what material / temps etc you want. So turn it on, select what you need and click write.. then just drop the cart back in and off you go.

Imbashammy, I tried again tonight running 190 deg / 45 deg combo on the pla I have, sadly it just clicks all the time even after I calibrated my bed. It does load the filament fine so I'm guessing it's just getting to hot inside and stopping it extruding. My heatsink will be here tuesday so will mount that to see if it improves it at all. Failing that I'll just move over to ABS for now until I can think of something else.

Love the new little quad, nice range of colours there! I'm please that your happy with the build so far too.. it's great seeing others print out something that you have designed. Makes it all worth the hours spent. :-)

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