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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 12:22:22 AM »
Hi thanks for the welcome


For a Da Vinci too print PLA stock a filament fan is required.
Clicking. As I'm sure you know is either filament not melted in the nozzle, filament preheated in the Hotend feed or a loose filament feed device.


The way I was taught too calibrate the hotbed is too setup a print, and when it moves towards the hotbed, turn the power off, and then back on. You can now move the Hotend around and using a feeler gauge level the bed too 0.15mm


I'm not trying to teach you suck eggs etc.


Just been ordering all the parts for my inspire. Any idea if a genuine lipo top can be purchased or fashioned ???


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2015, 08:59:28 AM »
Hi Sauntson,  re battery, have a look here -->   http://diyrc.co.uk/3d-printed-inspire-clone/new-battery-addition/  The price of an original inspire battery is very expensive.. I'm paying about 20.00 each for mine. :-) + the cost of printing a top for it.


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 02:58:16 PM »
Such an awesome design, I really think using the genuine canopy and extras is a touch of genius


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 06:15:29 PM »
Finally the bearings arrived, allowing me to advance a little in the building process.


Check out the below pics.

 

 

Just a question for Steve:




In the above picture I'm unsure about the position of the blue part (leg housing) Should it be dead centre on the carbon rod? Thanks in advance for your help!

Cheers, Folkert

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2015, 08:03:41 PM »
Hi Folkert


Can I just say awesome printing. Would you care too share the printer, settings you used? Did you use ABS or PLA


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2015, 08:53:11 PM »
Hi fella,


I set mine at about 30mm in from the back including the leg adjustment part. Photo attached for you. I'm happy with this but I didnt do any calculations or anything, just put it where I thought it looked best. :-)


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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2015, 11:12:03 PM »
What's that extra little print you have done in one of the photos in front of the battery?


I've also been trying to print pla with no luck at all and had to strip down my extruder a few time to get melted filament out of it. :-(  I think I'm going to replace my hotend but try and keep the original extruder motor etc.. I do have an MK8 one here which I might mod once I've printed my parts to repair my quad. .lol


O.. I've also been busy with a little cartridge mod. Just waiting on a pp3 battery holder and a momentary push button..   Guess where it's all going to go :-) The code for it seems to work, still need to do a tiny bit more work on that but it works as it is.



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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2015, 08:58:52 AM »
Hi Folkert


Can I just say awesome printing. Would you care too share the printer, settings you used? Did you use ABS or PLA


Regards

Thanks mate. I'm printing with a Da Vinci 1.1 plus, with ABS original XYZ printing cartridge. Settings are 30% density, 0.2 layer thickness. Nozzle temp and heatbed temp are the standard settings of the printer.

Cheers, Folkert

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2015, 09:04:31 AM »
What's that extra little print you have done in one of the photos in front of the battery?

Hi Steve
Thanks for your help on the legs, I will do the same.

As for the extra print, this is a mount for a power distribution board that I found on Thingiverse .
I'll be trying to mount it on the back plate using spacers, to prevent the arm joint from hitting it ;-)
Cheers, Folkert
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2015, 12:59:47 AM »
Looking good.

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2015, 05:26:26 PM »
Well I'm stuck on my build waiting for some parts to come in through the mail. Its taking so long I'm having real trouble restraining myself from attacking the mailman :-)

Meanwhile I'm keeping myself occupied printing a new set of parts in black ABS for the next build.

Steve, could you give me a hand with attached schematic for the switches connecting to the arduino? I would really appreciate if you could mark for me how the arduino attaches to the switches (to prevent me from short circuiting like I've already done once  ;D and having to wait even longer for a new arduino part to come in ).

Thanks!
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2015, 07:02:05 PM »


O.. I've also been busy with a little cartridge mod. Just waiting on a pp3 battery holder and a momentary push button..   Guess where it's all going to go :-) The code for it seems to work, still need to do a tiny bit more work on that but it works as it is.

Hi Steve,

I have bought the same touch screen LCD. Could you send me the arduino code that you used? I'd like to be able to alter the temperature of the heated bed, as its a little high and causes the bottom layer of the aftermarket ABS I'm using to sag slightly  ::)
Thanks!
Cheers, Folkert

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2015, 10:07:17 PM »
I'm just finishing off my code, need to add an eeprom reader to it so when you power it up it populates with the correct details. I've done the code, just need to move it around alittle and add the roll length.

For your microswitches you need to do..

N.O - Negative
N.C - Positive
C - Signal wire to arduino pin

You can alter the up and down in the code so if you get them mixed up it doesn't matter. To test, unplug your servo so it doesn't move and flick your switch on your TX. Then if no micro-switches are being operated the leds on the legs will flash. They will only stop flashing when you operate the top OR bottom micro-switch. The one that stops them flashing is the way your servo needs to go for that position of the switch. Does this make sense.. ?
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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2015, 09:58:17 PM »
I'm just finishing off my code, need to add an eeprom reader to it so when you power it up it populates with the correct details. I've done the code, just need to move it around alittle and add the roll length.

For your microswitches you need to do..

N.O - Negative
N.C - Positive
C - Signal wire to arduino pin

You can alter the up and down in the code so if you get them mixed up it doesn't matter. To test, unplug your servo so it doesn't move and flick your switch on your TX. Then if no micro-switches are being operated the leds on the legs will flash. They will only stop flashing when you operate the top OR bottom micro-switch. The one that stops them flashing is the way your servo needs to go for that position of the switch. Does this make sense.. ?

Steve, as I understand three cables come out from the microswitches. A negative, a positive and a signal cable. Now if you see folkert pictures you will see that from the microswitches they come out 6 cables. I am right thinking that those are the three cables needed or are those plus the negative and positive?

Thanks

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Re: My Inspire clone build (in blue ABS)
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2015, 06:59:32 PM »
Well I've finally had all the parts arrive, and have finished my build!
I have chosen huy507's approach to the retracts, bypassing the arduino, which works very well for me, and saves me all the hassle of figuring out the arduino. A challenge that I shall reserve for a later date  8)

I have opted to connect the led's directly to the ESC's, after mounting them, and a 470 ohm resistor, on a board to ensure solid placement within the arms.
Check out the attached picture.

So today I took the newly finished model out for a test flight in the back garden. The flight looks a bit shaky due to the windy weather and the fact that the model still requires some fine tuning and balancing of props. But with this in mind, I'm very happy with the results.

Check out the video


Steve, thanks once again for sharing this model with us! I am already planning the next build, which will be black and red. And of course, I will post my diary updates on this forum  ;D
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