solentlife
I have collected / modified / cut / added to ... many 3D items over the couple of years I've had my printer ... I now have literally Gb's of the stuff.....

Range from all manner of servo mounts, covers ... through motor mounts ... spinners .... nose cones ... etc. Pilot figures ... Statues ... 

I am sure I am not only one ... so if anyone needs an STL file of an item ... then ask - if I haven't got it - maybe someone else has ?? 

Don't forget that just because an item says its for a particular model - does not stop it being used on another !
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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shadeyB
solentlife wrote:
I have collected / modified / cut / added to ... many 3D items over the couple of years I've had my printer ... I now have literally Gb's of the stuff.....

Range from all manner of servo mounts, covers ... through motor mounts ... spinners .... nose cones ... etc. Pilot figures ... Statues ... 

I am sure I am not only one ... so if anyone needs an STL file of an item ... then ask - if I haven't got it - maybe someone else has ?? 

Don't forget that just because an item says its for a particular model - does not stop it being used on another !

now I feel like I’m about to click the button on a printer 
Fly it like you Stole it [smile]
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Sterling101
shadeyB wrote:

now I feel like I’m about to click the button on a printer 


They're a very useful tool! Self designed/built printer on the right and upgraded printer on the left both running together 👍 IMG_20200704_102329.jpg
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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TomMonton
I've just upgraded my printer again.  I added a better bed leveler sensor and firmware.

I only have the one CR-10 but it has been very reliable and a blessing for making those weird little parts and accessories for the various aircraft i play with.  I even learned enough CAD basics to design and built the simpler shaped items I wanted.

Is it a practical enough item to own one... YES.  Even without the need for model aircraft parts I can't count how many hangers, brackets and odd little things I have printed just for the simple stuff around the house and work. 

Prices are affordable right now too.
Fly like your mad at it.
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Wildthing
If my printer blew up I would order a new one instantly
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Sterling101
Wildthing wrote:
If my printer blew up I would order a new one instantly


You still running the Tronxy P802 Jeff?
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Wildthing
Sterling101 wrote:


You still running the Tronxy P802 Jeff?
You bet, still going strong, knock on wood 😃  Hey have you ever tried that light weight pla that foams. I haven't quite pulled the trigger to order a roll because of the price and I know you use half as much but just being cheap 😃 
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Sterling101
Wildthing wrote:
You bet, still going strong, knock on wood 😃  Hey have you ever tried that light weight pla that foams. I haven't quite pulled the trigger to order a roll because of the price and I know you use half as much but just being cheap 😃 


I upgraded mine with a new frame and 32 bit board after I built the new one a couple of months back. Most of the bits are from the old one though like the carriage and motors. Still a cracking printer and even better now I've upgraded it to an aluminium extrusion frame!  The parts and plans are on Thingiverse if you fancy an upgade 😉
Not tried the light weight pla yet - but then again it's been a pain just to get basic pla lately and the price has definitely gone up to what it was before Covid!
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solentlife
I bought the Print-Rite DIY 3D printer from Hobby King when it was on offer ........... cheap but it works. 

I admit that I have a number of failures - but I put that down to filament not being protected from moisture ... and its coming of the reel curved. 

 https://www.print-rite.com/product/colido-desktop-diy-3d-printer-kit-support-plaabs-filament-build-your-own-3d-printer/

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I paid half that price to HK ... 

What I like is the work area is actually larger than some of the machines recc'd at higher price !! 

I would buy another if this one failed ............. as I would my Laser machine ... 

The two together are a formidable workshop setup. All I need now is a 3D Scanner ............. because my CAD sucks !! 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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shadeyB

😭😭😭😭
now I need to buy my Mrs flowers n stuff
clear out my hangar mess and move my stuff from spare room back out to man shed workshop 
Learn CAD or buy 3D scanner learn what to do with that & come up with good excuse 

had a fiddle about with fusion 360 on pc and seems like I could learn this stuff
seen thingsverse if that’s what it’s called and looks fantastic.

want to print my own parts and eventually print pilots n stuff 

step 1 clear up my office / spare room and make way for it 

Fly it like you Stole it [smile]
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JTiger
Wildthing wrote:
You bet, still going strong, knock on wood 😃  Hey have you ever tried that light weight pla that foams. I haven't quite pulled the trigger to order a roll because of the price and I know you use half as much but just being cheap 😃 


I think CNCKitchen on YouTube has done a pretty pretty thorough analysis of that stuff. Maybe worth checking out
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Wildthing
JTiger wrote:


I think CNCKitchen on YouTube has done a pretty pretty thorough analysis of that stuff. Maybe worth checking out


Thanks, will take a look. 
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solentlife
3D Scanners anyone ???
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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Sterling101
solentlife wrote:
3D Scanners anyone ???


I keep saying I'll build one but haven't got around to it yet.
I think unless you pay some serious money for one though the quality is limited to simple shapes as the detail tends to get a bit lost.
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solentlife
I keep looking at the Cyclops scanner ... for RC stuff like cowls .. canopys etc.

I appreciate that its not going to be high definition ... but it might just provide an item to fill that missing gap !
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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