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by outlaw704
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament guide tube problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3147

Re: Filament guide tube problem

Same problem here. Maybe printing a vertical guide pipe that rises vertically out of the extruder housing and clears the wiring harness out of the way might be a solution.

My filament eventually "sawed" a keyhole shape into the top of the housing.
by outlaw704
Thu May 29, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Lubrication - Request for more info
Replies: 3
Views: 3268

Re: Lubrication - Request for more info

jsc wrote:My Z screw came slathered with the white grease, so that's what I've been using.

I set up an alert for every 30 days, and I relube if I notice any untoward noises.
Thank you.

Do you have a source for the white grease? Is it readily available at Lowe's or Home Depot??
by outlaw704
Thu May 29, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Lubrication - Request for more info
Replies: 3
Views: 3268

Lubrication - Request for more info

My pre-assembled M2 came with a short blurb about using 3-in-1 on the linear shafting and lithium grease on the linear rails. Looking at the parts pdf, I see what the linear rails are (x and y). And I assume the linear shafting are the two rods on either side of the z-axis jack screw - so 3-in-1 oil...
by outlaw704
Thu May 29, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Quadcopters and other flying machines
Replies: 6
Views: 4932

Re: Quadcopters and other flying machines

These were all prototyped and developed using my M2. I love it! T4 Quadcopter T4 Quadcopter Mini 250 T6 Hexacopter I REALLY like the T4 design. I've started printing with the latest version of Simplify3D using the PLA and medium quality settings. As the parts print out, I can "see" the time and eff...
by outlaw704
Tue May 27, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Big Red Beast. A 3D printed quadrotor
Replies: 19
Views: 7374

Re: Big Red Beast. A 3D printed quadrotor

Thanks for posting this! Very helpful.

Time to start printing.

And saving $$.
by outlaw704
Tue May 27, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed Quadrotor Maiden flight video. A not so epic Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 5207

Re: 3D Printed Quadrotor Maiden flight video. A not so epic

Very cool! Sorry abut your crash... Hopefully, you will be flying again very soon. I am interested in your component choices.

PM sent.

outlaw704
Austin, TX
by outlaw704
Mon May 12, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision
Replies: 51
Views: 35248

Re: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision

yeah i tried sketchup and wasn't too thrilled with it either. a friend that models professionally steered me toward rhino which is fantastic. i have the pc version but quit using it and now use the mac. i love it. if you decide to go the rhino route i have some videos just send me a pm. Two days in...
by outlaw704
Mon May 12, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Canceling/Pausing/Emerg Stop a Disk Print?
Replies: 8
Views: 3748

Canceling/Pausing/Emerg Stop a Disk Print?

Most of my first prints were from Simplify3D using USB. If I ran into troubles, I could use Emergency Stop to abort the current print job. Now, I'm finding it convenient to print from disk, get the job started and unplug my laptop and let it run. Today I saw the print wasn't up to snuff so I plugged...
by outlaw704
Thu May 08, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision
Replies: 51
Views: 35248

Re: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision

I am like a broken record on this point, but let me repeat myself: Sketchup is a great tool for architectural work and things intended to be displayed on a computer, but it is a "mesh modeler", which makes it less than ideal for 3D printing. What you want is something intended for CAD, a "solid mod...
by outlaw704
Thu May 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision
Replies: 51
Views: 35248

Re: Really Getting Started - Purchase Decision

One month in... I purchased the assembled M2. I am happy I did. While I think I could have assembled the kit, I was happy to get to print shortly after my printer arrived. From purchase to arrival at the house was about 7 days. Everything (including 3 extra rolls of filament I purchased) came by US ...