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Which material to use? PC or ABS
#1
Hello everyone,

I just got a brand new GoPro session and would like to print a mount for my chameleon.

I was thinking about using this  https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2173011

My local university can print print this up for me, but i need to choose the material: ABS or PC

I'd perfer something more durable, but really have no experience with 3D printing. 

Which do you think is better for Quad?
#2
Both are quite durable for your purpose, ABS is just a bit more rigid. Id just go with whatever they have on hand
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#3
if possible , print it in TPU, best material for camera mounts
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#4
i've printed mine similiar design in PLA, no1 survived till first flights through the woods... but when you hit a tree at almost full speed i understand why it broke no2 is still on the quad flying...

TPU is the way to go - flexible Smile
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)

Curently flyable: Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap at the moment... nothing is flyable
Bench / in progres: fixing Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
thinking about building: 450

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(07-Nov-2017, 07:52 PM)Oscar Wrote: if possible , print it in TPU, best material for camera mounts

Ive never heard of TPU but it looks awesome! Can it work with normal printers?
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It depends on the printer's filament feed mechanism. Direct drive printers don't normally have a problem with flexible filaments, but those which have Bowden drive can experience issues.
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#7
I got the mount printed using a flexible material that the lab had, i believe its the FLX9585-DM

Properties: 
 

Its quite flexible, i completely stepped on it and immediately bounced back to shape. 

I attached some pictures.

Is this too flexible or will it just tear on a hard roll?


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(13-Nov-2017, 05:59 PM)bsb395 Wrote: Is this too flexible or will it just tear on a hard roll?

I doubt it, but there's only one way to find out! Smile
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#9
It worked very well! I needed to add a battery strap around the outside, it was jiggling too much without it.

The rubbery material acted as a great vibration dampener and there was no jello.

It also survived 2 crashes with absolutely no damage or signs of moving.

Thanks for the help everyone!
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