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Old 12-01-2015, 11:26 AM
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What rx is this? I have friends that fly Futaba, and I could probably borrow one.
This is a good example but they are all pretty similar in that they have two antennas and need to have them 90 apart if you can.

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Old 12-02-2015, 09:35 AM
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How long are those antennae wires (aprox.)?
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:00 AM
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How long are those antennae wires (aprox.)?
About 5&3/4" but the tips need to be protected so 6" on the tubes would be good. plus they could be trimmed, and of course the entire antenna won't be in there because there would be some separation from the RX.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:18 AM
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Something like this?
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:34 AM
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That looks good. The only problem might be that the RX's are diff sizes for Futaba (the 14 channel is bigger).

Also, how would you keep the antennas in place? In my head it would be something to hold tubes is all that is needed, and not to hold the RX. Basically a better method of this pic so the tubes would not have to be bent.... these are car antenna tubes.

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Old 12-02-2015, 12:35 PM
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I use a Makerbot 2X. Most of the cheaper units cannot print ABS, and PLA material is not useful for many of the parts like engine baffles. In order to print ABS, the extruders need to go to higher temps, the table needs to be heated, and it should be enclosed to prevent air currents. Then you have to whole issue of what CAD system you are going to use to generate the models. You think we have strong opinions here? The pissing contests about Solidworks, Inventor, Creo, Catia, etc, go on and on and get very heated.
I swapped over to SketchUP when work decided I didn't need a solidworks license to 'test' with anymore.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:31 PM
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"Onshape" is basically like Inventor only free. It is considerable more powerful than Sketchup, at least for this stuff.
I think I will make a new folder in my Photobucket account, copy all the 3D printed models into it and make it public.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:24 PM
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"Onshape" is basically like Inventor only free. It is considerable more powerful than Sketchup, at least for this stuff.
I think I will make a new folder in my Photobucket account, copy all the 3D printed models into it and make it public.
I'll look into onshape as sketchup does make me angry from time to time. I'm still rocking the original makerbot regardless.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:21 PM
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I would be interested in a set of baffles for the aero works 120 freestyle.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:45 PM
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I use a Makerbot 2X. Most of the cheaper units cannot print ABS, and PLA material is not useful for many of the parts like engine baffles. In order to print ABS, the extruders need to go to higher temps, the table needs to be heated, and it should be enclosed to prevent air currents. Then you have to whole issue of what CAD system you are going to use to generate the models. You think we have strong opinions here? The pissing contests about Solidworks, Inventor, Creo, Catia, etc, go on and on and get very heated.
best investment I made was upgrading my extruder. My prints were a night and day difference for both pla and abs.


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Old 12-03-2015, 06:28 AM
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I use Inventor at work, after 10 years Solidworks. I prefer Inventor as well, I think it is easier, especially setting up new planes and revolutions.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:37 AM
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I'll have to look into onshape. I'm a 30 year Autocadd designer, but I'm still old school working only in 2d. Just never had the need to work in 3d except for a period of time when I used the 3d Civil package for highway design for several years.... so I'm curious to see how my brain takes to a different software platform. Yes.... I still type in all my commands....young guys that have sat with me get slack-jawed watching ne work, but I couldn't work from the task bar if you put a gun to my head...
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:29 AM
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Any 3D printer needs .stl models. No flat 2D CAD program can generate that type of file. Onshape is very easy to learn and is very similar to Inventor. And they have lots of video tutorials, and it is free for most hobby users.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:39 AM
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Gary,
Do you make a baffle for a single cylinder engine (DA-60, DLE-61, etc) that works on the EF 91" Yak?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:57 AM
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No, I still have that cowl, but you are the first to ask for a single baffle.
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