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  • in reply to: Radio setup for Spitfire #16958
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    Well I figured out my layer adhesion isn’t good enough. When I went to launch it today my thumb split a layer in the fuselage then mid flight the motor broke out of the plane and it crashed spectacularly! Now I know what to work on for my next print 🙂 Just waiting for my new PLA to arrive.

    in reply to: Spitfire wing doesn't fit in the fuselage #16547
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    Mine also did not fit the fuselage well but I only had about a 3-4mm gap.

    in reply to: Radio setup for Spitfire #16484
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    Well I had it’s maiden flight today and all in all I’m pretty happy with the plane. I ended up plugging in the servos separate so I could set the throws properly for the ailerons. The only problem with the flight was with the landing…the prop stuck the ground and ripped the front off of the plane from the motor mount forward. Any suggestions on how to keep that from happening again?

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    I bought a Prusa i3 clone…the Anet A8. It has been working pretty well for me so far.

    in reply to: 2 Blade Spinner for Spitfire #15916
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    Thanks guys…I had searched Thingiverse but those didn’t come up.

    in reply to: Motor options for Spitfire #15196
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    I’m having a hard time getting a motor that matches the dimensions and power specs of the 2 recommended motors. Will a motor with a 37mm can fit?

    in reply to: Cura 2.5 #15054
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    Thanks!

    in reply to: Cura 2.5 #15017
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    What tweaks did you do?

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14109
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    Ok new update…Success! Finally! Well kind of. Last night I dropped the temp down to 175 and the print got better but it was still coming out thin in some spots. It appeared to me to be happening in the same area where the extruder would switch to another part. So I decided to try and print just 1 wing part instead of 4 at a time…and it came out great! I wasn’t able to let it finish printing due to having to go somewhere and I wasn’t going to let the printer run without me being home. But what it printed was pretty much perfect. So I think I’ll just continue with only printing 1 piece at a time even though it will take longer.

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14068
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    Ok so I tried a couple more prints, 2 at 180* and one at 175*. It is getting much closer. The internal structures look a lot better, except for a few of them filled in completely instead of the hole in the rib. The skin is better and printed well for the most part but there are a couple of spots that are too thin and didn’t print well. Really not sure what to do now.

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14057
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    So far my best print has been at 190*. I heard someone else say they have their best results between 175* and 185* so I wonder if just lowering the temp may fix the issue.

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14052
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    Damn…I’m using Cura not S3d

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14040
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    Benjamin what settings did you end up using? I went back to the .STL settings recommended and still was having some issues with the wing ribbing. I decreased the print speed from 60 to 45 and it got better but now I’m having holes in the skin worse than what you were seeing.

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    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #14014
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    Should I put this in a new thread?

    in reply to: Print problem spitfire #13997
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    Ok I went through the settings and made changes. I slowed down the print from 60 to 45, I changed the retraction to 2.0mm, I lowered the temp to 190 and bed to 50, and I think I reduced the brim because everything was sticking too well. Externally the changes look much better. I got almost no stringy mess and the skin of the plane feels less fragile. However now the internal structure of the wing is not as strong and has become brittle. How can I fix this?

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