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Old 02-26-2023, 09:14 AM
ksauce ksauce is offline
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I'll join the train and add that I've been quite happy with my Prusa Mk3S+, too. I got the kit (end of 2021) and put it together over a weekend. The thing I love about it is IT JUST WORKS. There's no constant tweaking or fiddling. I've had no issues with it in the year and a half of ownership.

I've only printed with beginner friendly filaments (PLA and PETG). If you leave your plane out on the ramp in the summer, those might not do well due to the heat. I printed a few brackets for my car and they quickly sagged due to the heat in the summer. I recently bought the new Prusa enclosure in anticipation of printing with more advanced/smelly filaments like ASA.
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Old 03-14-2023, 10:13 AM
ccoady454 ccoady454 is offline
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Location: Taylorville
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I have a couple Prusa MK3S+ printers, which I still use, but my Bambu Lab X1C (or the cheaper P1P) blows the Prusa out of the water. It's about 3 times as fast with just as good print quality. The Prusa is a workhorse, but it's old technology and a bit overpriced for what you get compared to the Bambu Lab printers. They're as close to plug and play as you can get.
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:43 PM
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I appreciate all the feedback. Here's an update. I wound up going with the Prusa Mk3S+. I made all the covers for my Warner top o/h - all the blue in the pic. That was my original excuse for the printer. I've also built up a Lack enclosure and added a dryer (not pictured.) As expected, I've done lots of little projects I never imagined for myself and friends. Among them was printing master cylinders to let me mock up the brake pedals for a change to hydraulic brakes on my Rearwin. It's fun using new tech on a vintage aircraft.
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Old 03-14-2023, 05:19 PM
RVONE RVONE is offline
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Default We've had great experience with Ender 3 pro.
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Old 03-16-2023, 09:41 AM
ccoady454 ccoady454 is offline
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Bambu Lab X1C or P1P. Blows the Prusa MK3S+ out of the water, and the Prusa blows the Ender & creality entry level printers out of the water. I have, and still use my Prusa printers, but my Bambu Labs X1C with a filament changer can do PLA, PETG, ABS, TPU, Carbon Fiber Nylon. It a core x-y printer, which is the new technology and prints about 3 times faster than my Prusa.
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