THE ALPHA JET MK2 -FRCFoamies

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  1. jimbosflyin

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    I bought them once about six years agoe and learned my lesson.
     
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  2. Boxermad84

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    Maybe they changed the design or different manufacturer? I bought these around 4 years ago and have been in a few different plans and still going good. I like these because the are lightweight and are pretty quick.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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    You would be surprised how cheap they have gone, especially if you buy a kit. I've only got a small one, print area is 150mm x 150mm. Just big enough to get most things printed on it but I'd like a bigger one.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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    Yeah I was thinking about one big enough to print a whole airplane, but to make parts, the smaller one would suffice and as you said be affordable. I'll have to do some investigating.
     
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    Definitely worth it, although it's a whole other hobby of its own!

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  6. Found the same thing on those servos, I won't order them again.
     
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  7. jimbosflyin

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    I've been starting to think about one myself,doing some home work on them before I purchase one.I have to make sure my brain is capable of doing the skill of working the computer software to design parts.
     
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    You can get hundreds of models to print from websites like thingiverse. I always search there before thinking of designing something myself.
    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  9. There are loads of printers now for around $200.00 US, mine has a print area of 220mm x 220mm x 240mm high, I don't think I would go any smaller.
     
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  10. Boxermad84

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    Your right, my 150mm is barely big enough, I'd like a bigger one.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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    Here is mine, got it two years ago for father's day. Geeetech Me Creator. Took alot of work to get it to print OK, not good but OK...... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  12. jimbosflyin

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    That's one that I saw on youtube searching reviews.OK,scratch this one.:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Boxermad84

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    Ye, I'd go for something better in my opinion!
    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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    Just purchased a Creality Ender 3,this should slow down my costant building addiction a bit.It should be a great experiance desighning some scale parts along with quad motor mounts that you produced.
     
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    Awesome, I am eyeing that one up myself!

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
  16. jimbosflyin

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    Bought mine from Banggood,$179.
     
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    Yes, seems to be the cheapest, gearbest had it cheaper on preorder a month or so ago but not sure if that's still on
    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
  18. jimbosflyin

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    I get stuff from Banggood pretty quick,gearbest takes fore-e-e-ever to get here.:cool:
     
  19. jimbosflyin

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    Just one question Jay and I'll stop interfering your build thread,did you draw the motor mount up yourself or find the file online ?
     
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    No problem, i drew it up in fusion 360, a free autocad programme that is perfect for 3d printer work.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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