Posted by: Keith on Jun 8, 2016
I must apologize for not posting sooner... But real life intrudes. Shortly after my last post, my wife and step-daughter were in a very bad car accident. The car which was just over a year old, was totaled, and my wife had been in physical therapy ever since.
Well, the therapy is over, and she is still in pain and there are still lots of things she cannot do. On top of all of this, we may be moving...
You guessed it... having to prep a house for sale is a royal pain, but it must be done. So, you can see where my time has been going. I haven't had much time for anything outside of household chores and getting all of the odd jobs done around the house. I have even had to pack up most of my tools, quads and parts. I probably won't have much to post until after the move is final or not...
As soon as something is finalized, I will post it here.
Posted by: Keith on Sep 1, 2015
It has been a busy month. I did finally get my mini quad and big quad repaired and in the air again. I still have some tweaking to do and it has been a bit too windy. I also had enough spare parts on hand to put together a mini tricopter. I am also testing a product called 3D-EEZ, a 3d printing bed film for printing on. I will get a review posted at some point.
My quads are both running KK2 boards. The mini quad has the KK-Mini on it. Works exactly the same as the full size including the LCD... though it is a bit smaller. I had forgotten what a challenge the MWC Flip 1.5 by Ready to Fly Quads. That and it is a really small mini tricopter.
I 3d printed the frame which I downloaded from thingiverse. It is the Micro Tricopter by Kezat. You can print this on a small bed printer as well. I salvalged the parts from my original mini-quad since I damaged one motor, that left three good ones... = Tricopter!
I will post up some pictures shortly... of my repairs and newly printed flying machines.
Posted by: Keith on Aug 3, 2015
Woot! Another post and it hasn't been two months. Impressed yet?
I just posted a review for a product called CoroPad for 3d printers. I am not going to go into it too much here, just go and read the post!
I am also rebuilding my BigQuad and my Mini250. I actually printed the frame for the Mini250. I think there might be a write up in there somewhere too. More projects to come.
Posted by: Keith on Jul 22, 2015
It has been a heck of a couple of months. I have been in the hospital twice... Not for anything fun either. But things, health wise are ok for now. I did manage to get some upgrades done to my 3d printer. I will have a post up about that in a bit. I have the photos done, I just need to get it written up.
I replaced the threaded rods on the Z axis with Acme lead screws. A major improvement, a lot smother. I also replaced the Z Carriage as the original had develoved several cracks. And when I had it apart, I notices the hot end had sprung a leak... I should have taken a few pictures of the old hotend before I cleaned it up. Maybe next time.
Check out the project post.
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