Cubic tower gate

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Cubic tower gate by juha_j Apr 6, 2017
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These are parts to make cubic tower gate for FPV-racing or free style. Holes are for 20mm tube and for locking you need to drill hole through collar and tube. Use locking pin as you like.

Place flat area on print bed and there is no need for supports.

Locking pin example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Large-Metal-Safety-Pins-Sewing-Kilt-Scarf-Brooch-Sewing-Dressmaking-Craft-/122016828008?var=&hash=item1c68c50a68:m:mcMNhUEagq_Lm-ZV-WUUBoQ

Rotor Riot guys having fun, 7min15s you will see cubic tower gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qwfoBDgEDM&feature=youtu.be&t=7m19s

Correct name for this gate structure is welcome... :)

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Place flat area against print bed, no supports needed.


Tubes used are 20mm electric installation tubes. Cut to 170cm, Place foam isolation around tube. Isolation used had 15mm inner diameter. It had cut on side, so easy to push around tube. Cut foam tube about 50mm shorter than plastic tube at both ends.

Drill holes for locking pins, mark joints so that you can know next time which tube belongs into which joint. There's no general rule of marking the joints. As all of drilled are not equally at spot on.. each tube must be at same location or pin won't go in. But afterwards it is better not to dismount printed joint parts completely of tubes as they do not have marking.

Rope is general tent rope 3m long/pcs. Total 12pcs is needed, 2pcs/top corner and 1pcs/mid corner. Anchor pegs was set diagonally 2,5 meter away from corner.

Set anchor pegs diagonally 2,5 meter away from corner.

Wrap red/yellow plastic foil strip around tubes for better visibility.

Use peg (red) or similar to support tubes when lifting tower up. After that tighten ropes equally that tower stands straight up. Ropes does not have to be extremely tight.

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Hi, With print on the flat side you mean here ?
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Also how to get it proberly aligned on that flat size? Since its none just flipping it 90deg og simular.

Hi, yes that one red arrow is pointing. Has your slicer function 'set surface against bed'? If not, need to try upload .stl's on different orientation, when I get back home...

Hi, thanks for quick response.

No I don't think slic3r have that, atleast not that I can find.

Would be great if you could upload the .stl file in the correct print orientation.