Flying Tourbillon Model III

by A26, published

Flying Tourbillon Model III by A26 Dec 29, 2016


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I was dissatisfied with Model II, so here is a better example for #teamplanetary. It uses the same basic mechanics but offset to the side for a more compact, albeit taller overall package. Another difference from the previous two efforts is that this is a 20 second tourbillon rather than a 60 second version. This means that this model actually meets my original goal of being ID tag powered. I do not think this one is as accurate as version 1 (depicted above) due to the tourbillon cage not being perfectly balanced. Even so, it still ticks merrily away for just under a minute limited by the length of my ID tag chain.

frameb and the base require supports. 2mm pins hold the frames together and I added some PVA glue to help them out.

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE57NHKSKj8&feature=youtu.be

non-printed parts:
2 x 6x2.5x3 RC Helicopter ball bearings
2 x 25mm long 2mm shafts (escape and
2 x 16mm long 2mm shafts (frame pins)
1 x 19mm long 2mm shaft
1 x 6mm long 2mm shaft
1 x 40mm long 3mm shaft
1 x #3 ball chain + ID tags or coins

Here are links for the non-printed components I used. Anything comparable will do.
bearings: https://www.amazon.com/Sixteen-MR63-3x6x2mm-Precision-Bearings/dp/B01M0VV96I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1483062996&sr=8-2&keywords=3mm+id+ball+bearing
3mm rods: https://www.amazon.com/10Pcs-Stainless-Steel-Cylinder-Linear/dp/B00JR56KI0/ref=sr_1_1?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1483063060&sr=8-1&keywords=3mm+shaft&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
2mm rods: https://www.amazon.com/20Pcs-Stainless-Steel-Round-150mmx2mm/dp/B00KHUR5AQ/ref=sr_1_1?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1483063100&sr=8-1&keywords=2mm+shaft&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
inspiration: https://www.bulleit.com/whiskeys/bulleit-rye/

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printed on Hatchbox blue PLA at 195/60 at 40mm/s. total print time 3:23.

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I made one of these and wrote up some commentary in a blog post at http://moosteria.blogspot.com/2017/07/3d-printed-tourbillon.html. I also made a version which used plastic shafts instead of steel, for those days when getting the Dremel out is just too much effort.

Can you send the instructions for it, how to assemble because it does not work for me. :C