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DJI Mavic Pro Gimbal Clamp

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DJI Mavic Pro Gimbal Clamp by NoeI Dec 12, 2016

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My 1st attempt of designing the DJI Mavic Pro gimbal clamp.

Please note that when I printed the version in picture I was having problems with my printer and needed to fix it with Ductape :-/

Also. The clamp shown in the picture needed a bit more cleaning up!

Please fly safe!
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Disclaimer: In addition, due to damage and accidents etc. by using this part I do not take any responsibility!

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Printer:

XYZ da Vinci 1.0 Pro

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Infill:

10%


Notes:

Use PLA as ABS will shrink to much!
You might need a file to "fine tune" it a bit.

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I printed it upside down (i.e. flipped 180 degrees from the cad image), that meant all the functional faces have no support on them (apart from the tiny catches but they don't really do much any way) .
Worked perfectly.

Thanks Noel!

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FOLKS, THE EASIEST ORIENTATION IS CRADLE SIDE DOWN, WITH SUPPORTS.

Why do all you guys designing for DJI make flawed parts that require support? This is the 3rd item now that I have had to FIX because you have no regard for the physics of 3D printing in a world with gravity. It isn't hard to add slopes or make things FLAT. For god sake.

Cause we DJI users fly in a 3D world :-)

Just kidding... I guess the "sloping" part could be re-designed.
As soon as I'm back home again I will have a look at it (on a holiday at the moment)

b.t.w. I'm using a "cheap" XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0 printer, and did not have any issues with printing it (except that it needed some cleaning up from the supports)

Yeah supports always need cleaning. I should have mentioned the easiest orientation, i never got it to print with the cradle up.

You printed this standing up with support?

Good to hear it is possible to print. It just looks like it needs tons and tons of removable supports. My slicer makes terrible supports that just don't even work or print.

Flip it so the cradle side is down. Print with supports. That's how I printed it.

I highly recommend getting Simplify3D, it is not cheap but once you use it you will likely never use another slicer. It has very good customizable supports, you can add/modify/remove supports manually if you don't like where the program thinks they should be. It is also the fastest slicer I have seen.

I have simplify 3D, but it hates my printer! Curs loves it.

Looks like it's not manifold, under the curve at the top of the design. I printed this vertically in the position shown, but that required so much support, and the walls are so thin, that I shattered it. Is there a reason the back wall has to have a slop at the bottom? If it was perfectly flat, it would print much better laying down.

Don't print in that orientation, I flipped it upside down and it came out A-ok.

I ended up redesigning it and printing it flat on its back. I'm still waiting for my friend to try it out, but I'll post it as a remix if someone wants to try it. I don't have the quadcopter (friend is in another town), so I had to rework it sight-unseen.

I'd like to make this available through Shapeways. I've downloaded the STL and their analysis turns up some minor issues with Nylon and Acrylic printing processes. I'd like to clean these issues up. Is it possible that I could get your source files for the STL in STEP format? I've created a preliminary shop page here:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/YMSFNMWNB/dji-mavic-pro-gimbal-clamp-v1-by-noel?li=shareProduct

I will gladly tip you if you make that possible. 8^)

I'm not much of a 3D designer, so my tools are limited...what produces the STEP format?

Hi Plopansr,

The STEP format is produced by various mechanical design CAD packages. The one that I use is Geomagic Design from 3D Systems formerly known as Alibre Design. STEP is a neutral 3D CAD file format that allows the transfer of files between different CAD software systems. 3D models can be produced from these files and used for analysis, modeling or even drawings. However, the files cannot be edited since the feature tree is unavailable.

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Did you print it the orientation (180 degrees) as the file? I tried print it on its back, it sort of came out but the print for the guides on the side didn't come out very nicely

Cradle side down, please.

I printed it with the small flat part on the bottom (I think X rotation angle was 275 degrees).
My printer is "down" at the moment, and I'm in the process of trying to fix it.
When done I will print and check again.

looks like a really tough print... there aren't much flat spots... i assume you had a bit of support used on your print?

Or if you have more money than time use Shapeways and print it with Frosted Ultra Detail material. Cost will be about $14 + shipping. The result will be almost identical to the original.

Supports with cradle side down. Printed like a champ. The one I am using was printed at high speed, so it looks rough. I'll do it slower as soon as my current print jobs are done.

That is correct. Supports are a must! (as described under Printer settings).
You will need to do a lot of cleaning after this, however it's doable.

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