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by nicobie
Sep 22 2021 8:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I don't think your extruder even cares if +or- .2mm filament size. I'd pull the bowden off the hot end and make sure the filament slides freely. If it does I'd guess you have a clogging problem. If always happens after an hour or so into the print, you might be getting 'heat creep'. Maybe it's time ...
by nicobie
Sep 19 2021 1:25pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

That looks like it will solve your problem. Don't forget to recalibrate the extruder motor steps after installing it.

https://teachingtechyt.github.io/calibration.html#intro
by nicobie
Sep 18 2021 8:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I'm using the same dryer with PLA+ @ 215C and everything is working fine.

Maybe you are getting clogs. What temps are you using and what does Sunlu recommend for the cf/PLA?

Carbon fiber is going to eat up brass.
by nicobie
Sep 18 2021 8:17pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

I think with our printers direct drive is only useful if you want to print flexible filament, which the only use I can think of is for making small gaskets.

They make the print head heaver too, slows the machine down, gives it the shakes.
by nicobie
Sep 18 2021 2:16pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

That's a big print! I wish you good luck. :thumb:
by nicobie
Sep 18 2021 2:10pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Unless you have changed out your hotend to a all metal type you will get clogs printing at those temps because of 'heat creep' in the hotend/nozzle. Also your bowden tube will start to melt and emit toxic gasses. Be careful with ventilation until you switch out your hotend. As always, take my advice...
by nicobie
Sep 17 2021 12:25pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I saw that video last night and it opened my eyes up, as do most of Stephan's videos.
by nicobie
Sep 15 2021 8:19pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7511
Views: 569108

Re: new eZip motor

We are getting close to 300 pages of the same, to be nice about it, nonsense.

😱😱😱
by nicobie
Sep 14 2021 9:01pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Shamrock, 25 foot sailboat electric conversion with an ebike hub motor
Replies: 79
Views: 10146

Re: Shamrock, 25 foot sailboat electric conversion with an ebike hub motor

Impressive filament for a hobbiest looking for strength. Pretty darn pricey though.
by nicobie
Sep 14 2021 2:40pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 103
Views: 3822

Re: Move to XenForo software

🤞...
by nicobie
Sep 14 2021 2:27pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

Curious, are you going to print the plate with 100% infill?
by nicobie
Sep 14 2021 1:41pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Move to XenForo software
Replies: 103
Views: 3822

Re: Move to XenForo software

That's a significant difference. Well done!
by nicobie
Sep 13 2021 8:57pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

Pros and cons vs cheap brass nozzles you replace often. Yep, and figuring in the time it takes to replace, better to just buy a good one. I read that because brass is better at transferring heat that it might be better, but thinking about it, that doesn't really seem to apply. It's handy to toss th...
by nicobie
Sep 13 2021 7:57pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7511
Views: 569108

Re: new eZip motor

Quit dreaming and start doing. Instead of always asking others, do it yourself. All those long posts are a waste of time. Think what you could get done if you weren't always pissing your time away in front of that screen wearing away your fingerprints.
by nicobie
Sep 13 2021 3:00pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Oversized spoke Nipples
Replies: 40
Views: 632

Re: Oversized spoke Nipples

Why not try the belleville washers Chalo suggested? they come in O.D. as small as .1870"

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnpla/87779617
by nicobie
Sep 13 2021 2:46pm
Forum: EBike Technical
Topic: Parallel vs Single performance.
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Parallel vs Single performance.

john61ct wrote: ↑
Sep 13 2021 2:41pm


Having sub-packs in series lets you use Hobby balancing chargers, 6-8S common and cheaper.

Not relying on a BMS for balancing is nice.

I agree. Hate to rely on Battery Murdering System.
by nicobie
Sep 13 2021 2:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

If the nozzle was hitting the bed, you're going to need a new nozzle. The soft brass dents easy closing up the hole. Buy a bunch as they are cheap and I find that they wear out relatively fast.
by nicobie
Sep 12 2021 8:07pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: new eZip motor
Replies: 7511
Views: 569108

Re: new eZip motor

Isn't booze and pot enough? Now it's shroons? Or have you graduated to the good stuff... U know :)
by nicobie
Sep 12 2021 2:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 527
Views: 33513

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

GPS is so simple I'd be tempted to just go that route.

If all you care about is how fast you are going and don't care about not having the gauge in your dash for looks, why not just use your phone?
by nicobie
Sep 12 2021 2:26pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I've tried printing this stuff with a simple enclosure (4 sides, no top) with the same results. I have a sunlu filament dryer that I kept the filament in @ 55C for about 72 hours. The stuff was brand new out of the vac bag when I started. The cooling was disabled, and I have a silicone sock on the h...
by nicobie
Sep 11 2021 8:38pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how about a 3d printer section?
Replies: 100
Views: 1376

Re: how about a 3d printer section?

I think I'll have to give up on the Sainsmart cf/nylon. The layer adhesion was unacceptable and I've given it enough effort trying to sort it out now to say something is wrong with the roll I got. 2021-09-11 18_35_03-Photo - Google Photos.png I decided to just copy what Justin used for his solar mou...
by nicobie
Sep 10 2021 10:58pm
Forum: EBike General Discussion
Topic: Latest project - transcon bike
Replies: 31
Views: 708

Re: Latest project - transcon bike

Looks like it's about time for a road trip?

Nice practical rig.👍👍
by nicobie
Sep 10 2021 10:42pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

The best place I've found is this: https://teachingtechyt.github.io/calibration.html#intro Do extruder steps and flow test for accuracy. First layer test is most important for bed sticking problems. Temp and retraction tests are useful too. His other tests I either don't understand or don't think I ...
by nicobie
Sep 10 2021 8:27pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Bayliner Conversion
Replies: 98
Views: 3501

Re: Bayliner Conversion

Looks like it will work.

Maybe next time try glue stick on the bed or change bed temps? The textured glass bed has been working great for me, but I haven't tried such a large thin plate yet. Maybe ribs would have helped?