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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2019, 11:24:09 AM »
I've not had time, work has held the printer mods up and I've decided to make a new enclosure while I'm at it.
They need tweaking in a few areas as I was still at the point of drawing then printing until I got the right sizes.
I had hoped to finish the printer today but I'll alter the drawing from memory and post the stl up, if you want to print one and try it I can alter any sizes and repost. Otherwise I can't test them until my printer is finished.

To get the pins out I pushed them from one side, I can't remember which side but the pins are stepped so push the smaller diameter side. The props then just slide out.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2019, 12:19:43 PM »
I've not had time, work has held the printer mods up and I've decided to make a new enclosure while I'm at it.
They need tweaking in a few areas as I was still at the point of drawing then printing until I got the right sizes.
I had hoped to finish the printer today but I'll alter the drawing from memory and post the stl up, if you want to print one and try it I can alter any sizes and repost. Otherwise I can't test them until my printer is finished.

To get the pins out I pushed them from one side, I can't remember which side but the pins are stepped so push the smaller diameter side. The props then just slide out.

Thanks for the explanaition Kananga! I'll try it later today.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2019, 12:51:53 PM »
Just checked, they push out from underneath.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2019, 01:16:41 AM »
I'm really sorry but I've been super busy and only just got round to turning the laptop on to mod the files only to find when I did v2 I somehow did the alterations needed for the top part to the bottom part and visa versa so I can't actually use those drawings as they need a total redraw to get right which is the same as starting from scratch.
I have v1 files but they were wrong and I can't remember the alterations needed from v1 to v2.
Basically I know the mods needed for v3 from v2 but I don't have a useable v2.

I'm sorry to hold you up but now things have slowed down a bit I can finish the printer mods and will redraw the adaptors and do some test prints. I should have somthing this week.



I can't find any simular sized gimbal motors to the ones you ordered and I can only find those from the place you ordered from but after your experience I will not use that company so I'm stuck with the gimbal myself.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2019, 07:23:29 AM »
I'm really sorry but I've been super busy and only just got round to turning the laptop on to mod the files only to find when I did v2 I somehow did the alterations needed for the top part to the bottom part and visa versa so I can't actually use those drawings as they need a total redraw to get right which is the same as starting from scratch.
I have v1 files but they were wrong and I can't remember the alterations needed from v1 to v2.
Basically I know the mods needed for v3 from v2 but I don't have a useable v2.

I'm sorry to hold you up but now things have slowed down a bit I can finish the printer mods and will redraw the adaptors and do some test prints. I should have somthing this week.



I can't find any simular sized gimbal motors to the ones you ordered and I can only find those from the place you ordered from but after your experience I will not use that company so I'm stuck with the gimbal myself.

No worries. Still searching the bullet connectors. I'm sorry for your printer and the v2 files.

Regarding the motors, I thinks it is our post company that messed up, not the company where I bought them... I'll start the inquiry this week.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2019, 11:43:13 AM »
Soldered everything, but broke my LED-pads. So ordered new one, together with a telemetry device (https://www.banggood.com/Flysky-FS-CVT01-Voltage-Collection-Module-For-iA6B-iA10-Receiver-p-976303.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN) and some props just in case the adapters don't work out or PLA wouldn't work for them (https://www.banggood.com/GEMFAN-Carbon-Nylon-8045-CWCCW-Propeller-For-Quadcopters-1-Pair-p-950874.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN)

As soon as I get the LEDs, I can try to fly  ;)

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2019, 09:18:39 PM »
I'm really sorry I just don't have time at the moment and my printer is still in bits so I'm a bit stuck however I've just drawn them up again for you.
Try one of each and check motor fitment, prop fitment and pin fitment.
Let me know the changes and I'll repost modified ones until they're right.

First time I've ever shared printer files but hopefully they're ok.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2019, 09:58:05 PM »
I'm really sorry I just don't have time at the moment and my printer is still in bits so I'm a bit stuck however I've just drawn them up again for you.
Try one of each and check motor fitment, prop fitment and pin fitment.
Let me know the changes and I'll repost modified ones until they're right.

First time I've ever shared printer files but hopefully they're ok.

Kananga, no hurry. I posted this so you would know there's no hurry. But thanks. I'll try this weekend to print them.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2019, 08:49:37 PM »
I'm really sorry I just don't have time at the moment and my printer is still in bits so I'm a bit stuck however I've just drawn them up again for you.
Try one of each and check motor fitment, prop fitment and pin fitment.
Let me know the changes and I'll repost modified ones until they're right.

First time I've ever shared printer files but hopefully they're ok.

Kananga, it worked! I needed to print them on 105%, but then it worked. I'll print 3 others now at see if they all fit. One weird thing is that one of the two holes for the pins from the upper part seems a fraction larger than the other one. So there the pin is a little bit loose, but all the other wholes fit well. I don't have that issue with the bottom part. They also fit the motors perfectly.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2019, 08:54:32 PM »
I'm really sorry I just don't have time at the moment and my printer is still in bits so I'm a bit stuck however I've just drawn them up again for you.
Try one of each and check motor fitment, prop fitment and pin fitment.
Let me know the changes and I'll repost modified ones until they're right.

First time I've ever shared printer files but hopefully they're ok.

Kananga, it worked! I needed to print them on 105%, but then it worked. I'll print 3 others now at see if they all fit. One weird thing is that one of the two holes for the pins from the upper part seems a fraction larger than the other one. So there the pin is a little bit loose, but all the other wholes fit well. I don't have that issue with the bottom part. They also fit the motors perfectly.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2019, 08:59:41 PM »
I'm really sorry I just don't have time at the moment and my printer is still in bits so I'm a bit stuck however I've just drawn them up again for you.
Try one of each and check motor fitment, prop fitment and pin fitment.
Let me know the changes and I'll repost modified ones until they're right.

First time I've ever shared printer files but hopefully they're ok.

Kananga, it worked! I needed to print them on 105%, but then it worked. I'll print 3 others now at see if they all fit. One weird thing is that one of the two holes for the pins from the upper part seems a fraction larger than the other one. So there the pin is a little bit loose, but all the other wholes fit well. I don't have that issue with the bottom part. They also fit the motors perfectly.

I'll print some black ones for the black motors (CW) and some red ones for the red motors (CCW). On the picture I mounted it on the wrong one to show the adaptor part better  ;)

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 09:14:43 PM »
That's great, the top holes are bigger than the bottom ones because the pins are stepped. If you want me to alter any sizes let me know.

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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 09:20:00 PM »
That's great, the top holes are bigger than the bottom ones because the pins are stepped. If you want me to alter any sizes let me know.

Kananga, yes, that I saw, but I mean that one of the two holes in the top part piece is a fraction bigger than the other hole from the same part. But I'll test. Maybe 104% would be better, but I fear that it won't fit the shafts in that case. I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2019, 11:41:20 PM »
Oh, I'll check the drawing, sorry about that.

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Re: Mavic clone... And so it begun... (by FoldingLlama)
« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2019, 12:21:06 AM »
Ok, those two holes were grouped together and dimensioned as one at 1.5mm radius.
I've split them to two dimensions making them both 1.5mm radius individually.
I can't see why it will make a difference but see if it solves it, the holes measure the same on screen so my only idea is that the group dimension is somehow confusing your slicer.
Let me know if it's worked, I haven't changed anything else.