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  • Woody, glad you asked about the material. I didn't think acetone worked on PLA either.
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    • So I decided to have a little fun and print up something non-RC related for a change.
      Pat

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      • Originally posted by crxmanpat View Post
        So I decided to have a little fun and print up something non-RC related for a change.
        Bird of Prey?

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        • Yep, as seen in Star Trek 3 (Search for Spock) and 4 (The Voyage Home).
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          • I've been doing some non RC 3D printing too. (More non RC than for RC)

            Samples below are a "Dice tower" to help ensure even loaded dice would roll randomly (D20 are notorious for being out of balance) and "minis" printed in white PLA then painted. Quarter, D20 (same one as on the Dice Tower is by the dragon) and SD cards for scale.

            I mix my own colors for painting.
            FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

            current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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            • Very cool! Once i get all these projects done im gonna look at doing that kind of thing as well

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              • Originally posted by Dirty Dee View Post

                I'm using ABS. Havent bought any PLA in over a year. Acetone welding doesnt work on PLA
                Hey Dee, did you have to box in your printer using the ABS?

                Woody

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                • I do. Here is a picture. Basically, it keeps out any drafts and helps increase the ambient temperature in the "chamber" to the mid/high-80s.

                  When I print with ABS, the cooling fan is disabled, but this does have a bit of a drawback. For any small sections, the sections can get a bit "melty" looking due to no cooling. To address this, I usually print parts in pairs or more. This allows a bit of time for the layer to cool before the next layer is extruded.

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                  • I need to do that but now i need a really big box!

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                    • LB, I did pick up the F86 as well so cant wait to see how yours works out

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                      • My plan for an enclosure is to use coroplast for the main walls and top. Just enough frame to hold the lightweight stuff together and allow hinging a section of plexi as the door.
                        Very cheap materials except the door.

                        And I found you can 3D print the hinges and door latch.
                        https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3315723
                        https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2396163

                        Don't forget the enclosure DOES need air exchange with the room or air in from the room and ducted to exhaust outdoors. Its pretty easy to make an oven. The Kenner EZ bake just uses a 100 watt light bulb to bake cookies and small cakes. There's more watts of heat production in an Ender 3 than that.
                        FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                        current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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                        • Yes indeed, what is nice about my unit is the control box is a separate unit to the machine itself. But even still with a 310x310 x410 build area it will need a very large box plus the 24v system vs my old one that was only 12v

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                          • Originally posted by rifleman_btx View Post
                            LB, I did pick up the F86 as well so cant wait to see how yours works out
                            RMBTX, I know I am delinquent in the work there with my F-4 build. So far all parts are good, though again, these are PLA. I hope I do not regret that. Like you, I had some super thin walls and thought I'd back those areas with CA and .6 fiberglass cloth. I will need to research all the component parts as I have none: EDF, motor, retracts etcetera. How's the PBY coming? Best, LB
                            Captain: Got any ideas?
                            F/O: Actually not.
                            — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                            • LB, Funny you should ask, had to put that on hold because the Cessna went in and i have to reprint and replace a bunch of parts for it. And then i think im gonna go for the 64" Edge 540, then the PBY. After those are ironed out, i have the F86 myself. Man these printers given me the bug

                              on a side note the prints coming off the new printer seem alot more fuller than the ones off the anet. Seems to be an even brighter white

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                              • Originally posted by rifleman_btx View Post
                                LB, Funny you should ask, had to put that on hold because the Cessna went in and i have to reprint and replace a bunch of parts for it. And then i think im gonna go for the 64" Edge 540, then the PBY. After those are ironed out, i have the F86 myself. Man these printers given me the bug on a side note the prints coming off the new printer seem alot more fuller than the ones off the anet. Seems to be an even brighter white
                                RMBTX, A difference in nozzle size or even firmware? Sounds like it's a good thing no matter. Best, LB

                                Captain: Got any ideas?
                                F/O: Actually not.
                                — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                                • Im thinking better firmware might be it, as they are both running .4mm nozzles.

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                                  • Originally posted by rifleman_btx View Post
                                    Im thinking better firmware might be it, as they are both running .4mm nozzles.
                                    That is my thought. Each time a upgrade to the latest firmware, the prints just get better and I know I'm not doing anything differently. I'm just not that smart. Best, LB
                                    Captain: Got any ideas?
                                    F/O: Actually not.
                                    — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                                    • thats how i feel about my stuff as well hahaha

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                                      • A few minor changes and I think I might have something usable

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                                        • Nice prints! Oh my God what a job putting the Ender 3 together. Had to use YouTube for most of the build. Now I have to figure out how to work it. lol.

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