I am so excited with the possibilities of 3D printing, I have finally finished my second design. I have been using Google Sketchup every now and then over the last few years for various reasons; mostly to help visualise house dimensions and renovations. Now I am using it to create custom parts for my RC helicopter obsession.
Recently I have started to get into the FPV craze and to go along with that I've been trying to modify my controller to mount the LCD screen. I have a fairly unique controller and limited financial backing (single income and a tight family budget) so I didn't want to buy a specific mount and I couldn't find one online to suit my controller.
The simple option was to combine the orignal LCD mount designed to click into the car windscreen suction mount and customise it to finish with a GoPro attachment. Now I can click it into place on the RC controller. Looking at the pictures make more sense.
This is the printer I used on 3DHubs.com; It is printed with PLA at a "medium" print setting using a Rostock Max delta printer with a build volume of 290mm Diameter and 320mm Height. 0.4 - 0.6 mm nozzle extrusion.
I have uploaded two designs, one without holes (more expensive to print), and the other has some holes in it to reduce the amount of print material used. I have no idea how the "holes" version will work because I have not printed it but I have uploaded it so you can give it a go. As far as print quality goes, there were a few edges that I needed to sand back for it to click into place. The measurements were really accurate and it is a tight fit but I'm sure each printer will work differently so if it doesn't fit first time, it only took me about 15-20 minutes of trial and error.
Talking to my "3D printing guy" if the component was split into two parts and glued together you might get a better print quality. It used a fair bit of support structure in the process. I'm only new to this and don't have a printer so perhaps some trial and error to perfect this model.
This is a very unique design so change it as you see fit, if you make something similar I would love to see how it turned out.
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