5mm bearing upgrade

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5mm bearing upgrade by camstuff Feb 1, 2013



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3mm to 5mm ID bearing mod


I could not find 3mm ID bearings any where but could find 5mm ID bearings every where! Very common size for RC cars. Moded to hold new bearing as well added pin into design. Uses all same hardware and printed same as original. Bearing size 5mm-10mm-4mm

I should state that I printed the part on its side, just like in the pics shown. I used the same settings as original - in fill- 100% / shell- 1 / temp 230 / speed 80. No raft and no supports. I did drill out the area to fit the M3 bolt but not all the way. I but the bearing in place along with the bearing cover, then slowly ran the brill in. Stopped just as it want to go threw the back.

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Thanks for the mod - all I could find were 5x10x4 bearings too. (Bearings at HobbyTownUSA PHU3504. Screws and spring found at Ace Hardware.)

Any info on how you went about printing raftless? I'm getting ready to stat playing with this on the Rep2 but haven't really dug into it. Can't find a lot of resources. Seems like I just have to go super slow on the first layer. Is there a way to do this not manually?

I posted a pic of my settings. hope this helps.

Traxxas! Nice Dude, thats exactly what i needed!
Where did you take the spring from? Thanks

I just found a compression spring at a hardware store. 3/8" x 1 7/16" x .037. It seems that any place that sells nuts n bolts have springs as well. Thanks for the comment!