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Brian Festa
Works at Travelers Co.
Lived in Windsor, CT
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Getting new printer dialed in. I settled on the printrbot simple metal. Very happy with it so far. Just gotta work on my z artifacts.

Figured I post some pictures of progress. 
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Very impressed! That thing makes some nice prints!
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Anyone know if the 1.1 can run repetier host?
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Very Cool. I think you gave me some Ideals :-D
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The new build is up and flying. Cant wait to get this think twitching and flipping. Trying a new Pid Controller in clean flight. #3. Hopping to try Autotune tomorrow. Then get it flipping!
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The new quad build is pretty much done. Just need to tidy up the esc wires and mount my rx. Anyone ever try hot gluing escs to the frame before? Hoping the leds will help with orientation. I may add colors to the side of the arms as well hopefully test flying tomorrow. 
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I was curious so did some searching and they do make a high temp hot glue if you want to go that route.
http://www.amazon.com/Adhesive-Technologies-220-11ZIP24-10-Inch-24-Pack/dp/B0018N9P22/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1433626922&sr=8
I doubt a ESC would ever get to 350º F unless it was completely fried.
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Oooohhhhbb boy stepping into the big leagues. The Cobras are in the building. 

Here's he thrust test for those not familiar with these beasts

http://rotorgeeks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=74


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So what was happening is that the extruder has a 25mm offset on it  for bedleveling to compesate for the probe.  So when it goes to 152mm on a large print its really trying to go to 152mm+25mm, so printrbot had me remove the offset and its all good. Just need to figure out the layer banding/staggering i am seeing now.
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+Chris Nolan I thinik that time a tentacle phone holder again.
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ  I just ordered a Da Vinci 1.1 PLus. I was wondering what you know about resetting the cartridges if anything on this particular mode. I have only see 2 forum posts about it. I've been reading up on how to do it.  I ordered aa Arduino Uno to give it a shot. I am wondering if i should return it and get the Da Vinci 1.0 (maybe the AIO) and use the custom firmware. Any thoughts? I am limited to best buy btw because I am using all my reward zone points so kinda stinks but its a free 3d printer....I am just not feeling the DRM filament. So been looking at ways to circumvent that. 
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They were supposed to have the tech support call me yesterday. No call. Really thinking about flashing the firmware and being done with xyz. 
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Anyone got any tips on how to calibrate a soldering iron? Just upgrading from a radio shack fire stater to a Hakko 888d. I tried my 2 IR thermometers and My quick read thermoworks but not much luck. The little tip is hard to get a accurate read out of. 
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Anyone got any tips on how to calibrate a soldering iron? Just upgrading from a radio shack fire stater to a Hakko 888d. I tried my 2 IR thermometers and My quick read thermoworks but not much luck. The little tip is hard to get a accurate read out of. 
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+Brian Festa Naaah, I'll pass. I have an old Barnant 90 that I picked up at an auction years ago. Still works.
I see you can get used ones on eBay for $100.
Problem is you'll need a thermocouple that will stand up to around 1000º F, but that would be for checking silver soldering. 
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Ready for some test flights but it's raining. Still need to shorten the sever cables. Also using my backup FC I messed up my other DF32 with the right angled pins doing something. So it will be back on soon and then I will shorten the wires and cover the with red mesh.

Build:
Warthox minicp120 frame
dragonfly32 Pro
Cobra 2204-2300kv
Afro20a ESC
Hobby King 12v LED
Orange rx r615x in ppm
Props in the picture are gem fan 5040's but will bt switch to 6030 carbon mix once I am tuned up and dialed in a bit more.

I also attached some random pictures I took while building. 
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Thanks, First test flight was a success https://youtu.be/rZziMZp2qMY
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I've been gone for a while… But I'm back I've been building something new. More pictures to come of the entire bill but this is my new quadcopter.

This is a warthox minicp120 frame with cobra 2300kv motors. :) will be fun.

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By the way, I was a little curious and if you want to go the hot melt glue method, they do make a high temperature glue. At 350º F, I doubt an ESC will get that hot, unless, well the unmentionable happens and the magic blue smoke is released!
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I will start with the results. Where to begin....I will start with I have lost 37lbs(Update 43 now). I can fit into slim jeans. I haven't been able to wear anything but loose fit since middle school. My physical endurance has gone through the roof and my body looks better than it has in over a decade. Last but not least by any means, I don't mind taking my shirt off anymore! There are so many great things about MELT. I love the social events, themed boot camp and warrior training. But most of all the people are great. That's what makes MELT so different, the community. It starts with the trainers. Their attitudes and beliefs clearly trickle down to the M.e.l.t. Community. The classes are always a blast and never the same twice. The leveling system they use for each exercise makes it easy for anyone of any fitness level to get start and succeed. I highly recommend MELT to anyone serious about their health and physical fitness.
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