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#Tricopter progress.

I previously used velcro tape to hold the KK-mini board in place and the level would shift and cause problems, it would sway off and yaw in its attempts to be flat.

So I printed a polyurethane rubber mount I can epoxy to the frame. It's firm but squishy. Should filter some vibration, always springs back to the same place when you press the buttons.
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More  #Tricopter  porogress. I've actually finished the hardware. Just need to flash the KK2 board, then set it up, then mount props, then maiden it..
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+Bracken Dawson thanks. I really should get my printer working again.
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So bumping into issues with inductive proximity sensors.

Started with Fotek PS-05N (pictured) on a 1mm steel bed, works well but the bed bends.

Moved to a 2.5mm Aluminium bed which is the same mass as the steel one, it's now flat and works well, but the sensing distance of the "5mm" sensor is now ~1mm and if any corners start to turn up then the sensor gets broken off.

I got a PS-15N (15mm), which is a significantly larger package but has a good sensing distance to Aluminium. Though having been doing some ABS printing recently I've found the sensing distance can vary by about 1mm as the sensor itself is heated by the nearby hot bed.

Does anyone know how well the Printrbot sensor works with an Aluminium bed and if it changes as it is heated by radiation/convection from that bed?

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I've got a new X carriage that very solidly mounts the probe now, but it's not a lot better.

The Fotek PS-15N (15mm sense distance) DEFINATELY does drift. The PS-05N seemed fine.
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Please do not let Eaglemoss fool you or any of your friends into building this printer in 90 instalments at £6.99 a pop. It will be a 2-years out of date design when you finish, it will cost £630, it will not work, Eaglemoss support will be crap and it will all end up on watchdog.

I've not seen the printer design before, expect it will be as bad as a lot of the kickstarter printers. Their touted designer has never done a printer before, he's just an expert at "brand".

For previous Eaglemoss cons, look at the Spitfire R/C model, because a balsa spit is the right model for a total amateur without even BMFA insurance. Also the Subaru Impreza R/C Car with 3 Speed mechanical controller that would wheelspin out of control at speed 1. Both these ended up on Watchdog.
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#Tricopter  progress.

Thanks to +Yommy Rawr for the props it now flies, better when the ESCs and Accelerometer are calibrated.

I still need practice, lots of it, see the pile of cable ties from all the times I sheared the landing legs off.

Also thanks +David Windestål for the design and some of the parts here! 

Video soon.
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So, fans work, why did it take me 3 years to fit one?
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I guess I am impatient. I only print fast. 
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Printed a full plate of spare parts for +David Windestål 's open source tricopter design.

Most of the parts using different settings for how they need strength. Sliced with Slic3r.

It's the +LulzBot Green ABS, which prints very nicely indoors with no odour at all. Which is much more than I can say for any other ABS I've tried since Bits From Bytes disappeared.
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* A HEADS-UP TO UK COMMUNITY MEMBERS *

Please do not let Eaglemoss fool you or any of your friends into building this printer in 90 instalments at £6.99 a pop. It will be a 2-years out of date design when you finish, it will cost £630, it will not work, Eaglemoss support will be crap and it will all end up on watchdog.

I've not seen the printer design before, expect it will be as bad as a lot of the kickstarter printers. Their touted designer has never done a printer before, he's just an expert at "brand".

For previous Eaglemoss cons, look at the Spitfire R/C model, because a balsa spit is the right model for a total amateur without even BMFA insurance. Also the Subaru Impreza R/C Car with 3 Speed mechanical controller that would wheelspin out of control at speed 1. Both these ended up on Watchdog.
Be among the first to build and own a home 3D printer!   Exclusively designed by Sebastian Conran, the Vector 3 printer is a sleek state-of-the-art 3D printer that is easy to build and use and could transform your life. Virtually anything that fits the print area can be designed and printed as a physical 3D object.  
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If anyone wanted this printer pre-built . It's just an Alfinia Up plus in a box. 
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