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  • in reply to: PT-17 CoG #365881
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    I am quite new to all this BUT could someone post a couple of photos of how they placed lead within the PT-17’s nose in order to move the CoG forward and what kind of lead was used? I was hoping to take mine out for a maiden flight in two days but I just checked CoG (with everything installed) and it is 15 mm behind the lower wing leading edge. Appreciate assistance – – –

    in reply to: Which motor setup? #61832
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    Thought I had ordered a 3542/5 1250KV motor from HobbyKing but somehow received a 3542/6 1000KV. Finding the 3542/5 1250KV is now on back order. See attached image but the 3542/6 uses a 3 bolt pattern for attaching to a motor mount while the Stearman motor mount uses a 4 bolt pattern. Curious, as the manual states “or similar”, if anyone knows of a motor similar to the 3542/5 1250KV that fits the default Stearman printed motor mount? Thanks in advance – – – – –

    in reply to: Help with printing… #20529
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    Per earlier issues experienced (photos provided) with printing Spitfire Mk XVI spinner (though all other parts printed just fine) I increased Simplify3D slicer’s “Retraction Vertical Lift” to 0.4 mm for one test and 0.8 mm for a second test but still getting one or two spinner segments knocked over right before the printer completes connecting the top of all five sections. Have also slowed down the print speed from initial 100% to 80% but still having issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    in reply to: Help with printing… #20035
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    Thank you for your suggestion. I backed the speed down this AM to 80% and thought I had a stellar spinner printing. As I am also working the print job ran a bit until I had time to look closer and stop the job. Difficult to describe problem but the top of one of the five “support” sections got knocked inward by the extruder nozzle. Hopefully the two attached photos clarify the issue experienced.

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    in reply to: Help with printing… #20014
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    Using Prusa i3 MK2 to print Spitfire Mk XVI and using the G-code was furnished with the printer. ALL G-coded parts printed VERY well. Have been able to print all Accessory parts as well except for the Spinner. As Accessory parts were furnished as STL files am using Simplify3D ver 4 to generate G-code but know nothing about same and find it rather perplexing. Each time the spinner printed (x2) one of the supports fell over when Printer reaches Z at approx 8.1 mm (see attached without Glue stick). I finally applied glue stick to hot-bed and though none of five supports fell over, two of them broke free from bed at approx Z 9.1 and leaned outward resulting in attached JPG (see using Glue Stick).

    Using MatterHackers Pro PLA 1.75 mm for printing all parts and have attached the .fff file using within Simplify3D. Can someone assist is suggesting what setting needs to be changed within Simplify3D in order to get this spinner to print correctly?

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