February: 3D Print Contest

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  1. Nov 11, 2018 #1

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    I am thinking of our next print contest. Anybody interested in an AV sled contest? Anything to do with an AV sled.

    I am interested in your ideas or comments. If you like the idea, like the thread. If you have another idea, post it. The idea with the most likes gets the call.
     
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    We could include both nose cone and standard avbays and even tracker bays.
     
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    And donuts!
     
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    Certainly, I have 3 designs.... also, what was the verdict on the last contest winners. Did others end up choosing?
     
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    Yeah, I'd like to see some AV bay sleds that featured mounting surfaces for screw switches on a bridge somewhere near the center of the sled (unlike the blue and orange sleds where it's at the top/bottom) so that they were accessible through the vent holes on 3 and 4 fin rockets when the sled is centered in the av bay.

    Also, dual device sleds for those of us who do redundant dual deploy. Side-by-side or front/back. With the MW RTX, it'll link to an RRC3 and datalink the events to the ground station.

    I like the idea of including a battery box, too.

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy...ack-walkera-v120d02s-qr-infra-x-qr-w100s.html

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-nano-tech-300mah-2s-35-70c-lipo-pack.html

    While we're at it, how about we standardize sled rod spacing, too? Seems like everyone has a different measurement between rods, which is a pain in the butt when trying to standardize a set up.
     
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    This is one contest I may build one in.
     
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    Yeah, I have one to add too!! I'll be in!
     
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    Hey Chuck,

    If it becomes an altimeter sled contest, please enter the one I showed you at the ICBM flight several months ago. In response to Banzai 88, it meets all your listed criteria.

    Thanks,
    Fred, L2
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    Ok. I will take photos.

    Please respond here if you are interested in entering. I think we have three entrants so far.
     
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    This is a great idea and I need to design a donut avbay for my 4" V2 so that I can put an oversized 38mm in it. I've had it in the build pile for a while. I don't know when I'll be able to do this though. What is the timeline and rules (is it just one reply post with details?

    thanks.
    don.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2018 at 6:39 PM #12

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    Chuck,

    When are the photos due and are there restrictions or requirements on the 3D sled designs submitted?

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  13. Dec 12, 2018 at 6:50 PM #13

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    Feb 14th is the deadline to post your thread.
     
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