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Old 03-28-2019, 12:23 AM
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I am getting ready to build a motor and wanted to step up in class during the portions of the build where catastrophic FOD inside the motor could occur.

Specifically the portion where I put a piece of cardboard where the mags and other accessories go.

So since I have been designing things on Solidworks for the plane, figured I could give this a try. The studs on the case are too long. I will fix that later. This is just a trial fit. I rounded the edges on the cover so I could easily grab it with my fingers to remove it. I also re-enforce the area with a flange in case it got smacked, it did not fall apart. The part is strong like bull.

Designed cover on Solidworks


Code transferred to Simplify 3D


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Finished parts



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Old 03-28-2019, 12:53 AM
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Nice. If the printer had the vertical capacity, why not build up tubes around the studs so you could simply use a nut to secure? Or are you saying those studs are not right for you final assembly anyway and have to come out reguardless.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:52 AM
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Studs are not right. They came set up for mags with the 2 inch spacer. I will be using pmags so the studs are way shorter.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:52 PM
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Nice job for a temporary cover...just wanted to stress the importance this is for a temporary thing and not to be left on for actually running the engine
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:03 PM
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PLA? Not worth risking a $30K engine with a 10 cent part. 3D Printers have their place, but not in this application..... even if that was made of nylone
I think you missed the point. This is a cover to be only used during construction. Not operation.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:06 PM
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So much nice than the ones I hacked out of some old sheet metal I found behind the workbench Axel...nice job!
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:26 PM
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I'm curious, how long did it take to print those?

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Old 03-28-2019, 02:50 PM
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I'm curious, how long did it take to print those?

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I think about 35 minutes or so for 1. certainly not fast.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM
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Heh, not too long ago printing those would have been prohibitively expensive. Amazing how this technology has progressed.
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