Spark v3.1

By Chrswn on Aug 03, 2022

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The canopy :
I've updated the canopies with a design that requires little/no support. To get the dual colors, I swap the color of the TPU after 2-3 layers. I've even had success printing the first layer with PLA and then switching to TPU. There's a version for 12mm lesnses (runcam nano 2, eos2, etc) and 10mm lenses (whoop style cam, caddx ant, etc). I also made a 35-40 degree and a 45-50 degree version for each canopy.

The frame:
I've made a change to how I print my frames. I've found the best results to be printing with 4 walls all the way around and turn the cooling fan off. This made a big different in layer adhesion (i'm sure many already knew this). I did try putting a box over fnished prints and turning the bed to 100degrees to help cure the PLA, but I didn't see any improvment with stiffness or rigitidty. Plus, I accidently warped a few frames when trying to cure them.



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BUDLoNG   9 days ago  

do the printed frames get mushy after a while?

Chrswn   9 days ago 

no, i havent experienced any changes in rigidity or stiffness over time. i do notice slight changes on stiffness between flying on very hot summer days compared to very cold winter days.

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