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Old 11-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I've been printing as I've progressed to test out the pieces, but I figured I'd show some of the images with you guys. Its not vaporware, I swear!


Here is the initial blade design. The blade is 1/8" thick here. I later beefed up the pivot point to 3/16" diameter. I think 1/8" would have been fine, but 3/16" will definitely be plenty strong.






This was the test piece for the frame. It is surprisingly sturdy once snapped together. I also tested the blade clip which needed a little tweaking. The snap was a bit too tight. The other clip you see on the far right was for the power door lock actuator mounting piece which has now been eliminated.





These parts were just printed last night. The blade clip is a new design and it works beautifully.





The servo mount also works very nicely as well. There isn't a ton of extra room though! So far I'm really happy with how the design is coming together.

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