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Forum: 3D Printing
10-06-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By RepRapper

I used to have a lot of trouble with clogging...

I used to have a lot of trouble with clogging nozzles. It turned out to be one of two reasons. The first was too low of temperature. I now print my PLA parts at 237 C. This helped a lot. No more...
Forum: 3D Printing
09-18-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By RepRapper

Wheels

Lets get things started with some simple 3D printed wheels intended for lightweight electric airplanes. I live an hours drive from the nearest hobby shop. So I design a lot of the parts I need and...
03-13-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,205
Posted By RepRapper

3d printers are very hard to keep in stock at...

3d printers are very hard to keep in stock at Hobbyking. It's one of the cheaper websites to buy from. I have been watching the Print-Rite for a couple of years now. It comes and goes in and out of...
02-20-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,364
Posted By RepRapper

Wasatch-RC.com Basic Blinker

Here is the best light show I have seen. I bought it a few years ago. you can change the lights as you fly.

https://youtu.be/IdJfdkjYQVM

It can be purchased here. http://www.wasatch-rc.com
02-18-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By RepRapper

Cool

You know I have never thought of that. should be simple enough to make. Now I finally have a use for my RFID tag reader.
Forum: Foamies
02-04-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,402
Posted By RepRapper

Flite Test Hot Glue Tricks

The question is a simple one but the answer is a little more complicated.
There are some bad glues sticks out there and some techniques that can be helpful in this video.

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01-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By RepRapper

Take the FAA Satisfaction Survey

Today I was reading up on the DRONE registration requirements from the FAA. When I was done this survey popped up. I thought it was a good place to vent some frustration. Maybe you will too.
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11-25-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,224
Posted By RepRapper

I just found an excellent source for cowls. ...

I just found an excellent source for cowls.
http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=55
Forum: Foamies
11-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
Posted By RepRapper

Flitetest motor mounts and control horns

There are 122 FliteTest "things" on Thingiverse.com I have used some of them. Here are just a few. To see them all just go to http://www.thingiverse.com/ and search for FliteTest. One draw back is...
10-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

Wing Sections

There is a guy out of Germany doing that right now. I personally have not tried it but it sounds fun. I have been working on a 3D printed CNC foam wing cutter. It is nearly done now. I determined...
10-09-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

More parts

I am excited that you have joined us here on Wattflyer! Just so you know I have printed some of your parts and they are working here in the U.S.A.
using carbon arrow shafts and they fit perfectly...
Forum: Beginners
10-08-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,067
Posted By RepRapper

I guess he failed to read the post about down...

I guess he failed to read the post about down thrust angles or look at the picture or the heading or any of the other post that got us to this point in the discussion. I even go to the point of...
10-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

A Drop of Glue?

The idea of the open source airplane is not to build one airplane. Its to build the pieces required to build any airplane using standardized building blocks much like Lego's or Tinker toys.
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Forum: Beginners
10-07-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,067
Posted By RepRapper

-2 degrees Down thrust is a correct way of discribeing it I believe

I posted this a while ago while working on some 3D printed motor mounts for the open source airplane. Even though this thread has been answered and the original post is years old we must remember...
10-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

A whole new way of building

I was on thiniverse.com today and someone has already done what I planned to do. He has designed all the tinkertoy connectors you would need to build an airplane....
09-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,247
Posted By RepRapper

Continuous Rotation Servos

Of course you can purchase continuous rotation servos, but they are used mainly in robotics. I learned more about servos when I got into robotics then I ever learned about them in model airplanes....
09-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,309
Posted By RepRapper

Go Pro Mount for the Radian on Thingiverse

Here is a GoPro mount that is made just for a Radian

http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/53/4a/64/20/b6/RadianCamera_preview_featured.jpg
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09-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,224
Posted By RepRapper

Cowling for RC Cessna

I just found a cowling for an RC Cessna on "Thingiverse"

http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/09/97/ae/bf/20/2015-08-28_18.11.04_preview_featured.jpg
...
01-06-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,024
Posted By RepRapper

Laser cutting long pieces in a short laser

I have given this a lot of thought on my own laser. Why not just cut slots in the side of the laser to slide the balsa/ply along a fence that has 200mm marks on the fence. Then line up the balsa with...
12-29-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,884
Posted By RepRapper

If you want to save a lot of money watch this. ...

If you want to save a lot of money watch this.
http://vimeo.com/5202148
12-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,884
Posted By RepRapper

Here is a link on another 3d printed plane not...

Here is a link on another 3d printed plane not done yet but getting there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqN0KOudYfY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,566
Posted By RepRapper

Free Plans for A Foam Wing Cutter

First of all its good to see you cutting foam wings! They look great! Sorry you had to go to so much effort. Cutting foam wing should not be that difficult. I have been doing it for 37 years now....
12-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,114
Posted By RepRapper

I guess I should chime in here. I do own a 3D...

I guess I should chime in here. I do own a 3D printer, well I actually have three of them now. First of all it would be pretty simple to just add some collored heat shrink tubing to either your...
09-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,710
Posted By RepRapper

Motor Mount Fix

We had the same problems with the GWS motor mounts breaking in mid flight. Our motors run cool so I don't think heat was the problem. I doubt drag caused it either. Anyway we 3D printed some motor...
09-21-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,305
Posted By RepRapper

Cutting speed and air assist

Its good to see your laser up and running. The air assist does several things. It clears the smoke out away from the lasers lenses. Remember to keep everything clean with rubbing alcohol. Dirty...
09-15-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

Sorry for the delay.

Sorry I know the thread has kind of died I had to move and it has been hard to keep this thread going while I was moving. The move is now complete and I will be setting up shop in the coming weeks. I...
08-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

How strong is it?

The other day we finally broke one of my 3D printed carbon fiber arrow landing gear.

...
08-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By RepRapper

Tnere is an easyer way but not nas reliable.

I have been thinking of doing this to my laser cutter. You have really three choices.

1. Make a larger machine cutting area. I have put some thought into this I would get an old freezer as square...
08-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

Freecad design

How hard is it to design in 3D?

Its whole lot easyer then trying to make in wood. But there is a learning curve. It helps if you have drawn in 2D. Here is a design and I will show the finished...
08-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,367
Posted By RepRapper

Duskstick?

Duskstick?

No I have never heard of it but it is very close to a project I have had in mind for a while now. Back in the 70's I had a Piece of Cake that was very similar. I learned a lot from that...
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