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  1. Well looks like it was fixed at last !
  2. Any Youmagine dev around to take a look at this ?
  3. I've uploaded the relevant files on YouMagine: Microspringer RC Tug boat
  4. Hi, I've just published my first design on Youmagine (Yay!) and wanted to use the embed code to link to it from my little web site. Here's the embed code given by Youmagine: But Chrome, Firefox won't embed anything. Chrome's console gives me the following reason: Refused to display 'https://www.youmagine.com/designs/7312/embed' in a frame because it set 'X-Frame-Options' to 'SAMEORIGIN'. The server indeed send that header: < HTTP/1.1 200 OK< Server: Cowboy< Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:28:35 GMT< Connection: keep-alive< Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=315
  5. I've come to think that it might indeed be a simple connection issue. I've wiggled the cable on the bed end and have been able to move the bed up/down multiple times and run a 1-hour print. The brief connection issue causes the printer to go into error mode. Maybe that brutal change somehow interrupts the code running the stepper motors for a few cycles hence what sounds like a missed step ? Anyway I'll try check the cable tonight a bit more carefully. Good to have the build manual. Thanks.
  6. Hi Tonight after a few weeks without any printing I switched from PLA back to ABS. I then heated up the bed and initiated a new print. Once the bed and nozzle were at the right temp, the bed was raised to start printing. But that's when things went wrong. As the bed was moving up it sounded like a missed step and I was instantly graced with a "Temp sensor bed" error. I power cycled the printer and the print sensor seems to work and give credible figures. Here's a video of the bed being raised and lowered. At 00:35 the weird sound can be heard (and again the printer goes in error mode). Su
  7. Hi folks ! Happy new year by the way ! I managed to launch both my latest RC boats this past Sunday. And one of them of course was this Microspringer. Microspringer on the pond Microspringer on the pond Here's a short video of the thing weezing around (and even doing some push work !).
  8. Build log 2014-12-30 : Handrails, paint & fenders The first Microspringer is now almost complete. Truckable tug - Inspiration for the color scheme Shabby paint job - TX in the background for scale Fenders - 3mm rubber cord all round - Tyre inner tube on push-knees Handrails - 1.00 and 1.50mm brass wire Rudder was enlarged giving a little bit better maneuverability (trials in the bathtub !). Just have to adjust a few things (paint the exhaust, add a couple stickers or lettering ...).
  9. Right now I'm into RC model boats but I'm ogling at drones mostly for aerial photography. But that thing looks sweet ! And the video really gives a "bird-like feel". Good job, very tempting !
  10. Build log 2014-12-17 : Locking tabs Locking tabs - Bow end first Locking tabs - Locks at the stern Tabs installed - Tabs acetone-welded in place Wheelhouse secured - Snaps right in place Those tabs work surprisingly well (first attempt!) and positively lock the main hatch in place while still keeping everything easily (no tools) removable to change the battery. Push knees were also "welded" in place. I've printed an exhaust pipe. I'm still unsure whether I'll install the bulwark or not. Time for MOAR SANDING. Then maybe LED navigation lights (powering them from a CR2032 battery
  11. Build log 2014-12-13 : Deck and wheelhouse Wheelhouse was printed. Maybe I'll add working navigation lights. Depends on the overall weight. Lots of work to do on the wheelhouse (sanding ...). Basic wheelhouse - Deck with bollards - Bollards are strenghened with 1mm piano wire Deck (underside) - Piano wire will get a dab of methyl-methacrylate glue Simple cross bollards were printed. They were drilled to get some extra 1mm piano wire through. Small pieces of ABS were "acetone-welded" under the deck where the bollards go. Piano wire protrudes under the deck and will get a bit of me
  12. Hi, Just a few updates (including stuff I forgot to post here). Build log 2014-12-07 : Improved hull, RC equipment Hull went through an aggressive diet. Walls and bottom were thinned. All in all approximately 30% shaved off. Minor issues (clearance for the motor, ...) were fixed. Printing hull Rev.30 took a little under ten hours (overnight, as usual). Print included an integral servo mount (ie: printed right with/within the hull) but it was too skinny and broke off too easily. I then decided to print another strong servo mount and "acetone-welded" it in place. Hull and deck (Rev.31) -
  13. Hi guys and girls Technically this isn't my latest print (there's on page 75. After a few problems with my UM2 (clocked nozzle, then I broke the temp sensor when trying to take the hot end off ...), I'm now printing ABS with decent results. Still some retraction/curling now and then but I tend to adjust my models and plan some extra material I can sand down. Well here's what the wheelhouse on my model tug looks like (only lousy cellphone pics, boats are at my parents' and I hadn't my DSLR/tripod with me ...) : The bigger tug is the "Odin". Wheelhouse was designed in SketchUp and printed
  14. Nice ! Way quicker than my 12hr print ! We also have one of these DIY vacuum-forming rigs lying around at my RC club's workshop. Not sure it's still in working condition though. I've already been on your website a few times, looking at your barge kit. A little too small for a standard springer. We also have CNC cutting machines and I'm just done cutting the main parts for a 1200x40mm barge for my springer (out of 4.5mm plywood). But once my Microspringer is up & running (190x85mm), your 1:50 barge might be a nice match ! And your Stan Tug 1606 1:50 looks sweet.
  15. I took the hull to the pond yesterday and towed it with my "fullsize" Springer tug: Looks nice but way too HEAVY. I'm going to make the hull thinner. And I'm waiting for RC components (receiver, speed controller) ...
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