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First draft.

 

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Proud of this first print and assembly.

Almost wired, still have to finish weapon selector wiring.

 

 

As mentioned, this is a first draft with low quality printing. Nicer things to do with the model I designed ????????.

 

 

At this stage, no plan to share or sell the design or the stick. My focus for the moment is on getting it working and as beautiful as possible.

 

 

Any feedback from pictures are welcome. There are always things to learn from other views ????.

 

 

Many thanks to Cédric, my childhood friend, collector, who allow me to access a real one.

And many thanks to Dimebug, the joy master I learn a lot working with on a similar project.

 

 

More pictures in the coming weeks on my Instagram account https://t.co/ROmxcXcyhn .

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you are certainly an inspiration for us 3D printer owners! very nice work for a first draft. looking forward to your "production" update. :-)

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  • 2 weeks later...
Very impressive work! Some questions

 

1) How did you handle the DLC rotary? Is this effectively mapped to button pushes?

2) Do you have any plans to eventually share the stick via shapeways or something so the rest of us can have a go?

 

1) yes. For the moment behind the dlc wheel it is a (on)-off-(on) switch. Don't know if it will be an acceptable compromise.

2) that's something I think about. Not decided for the moment.

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Simply, awesome. I am very excited to get my hands on this 3D print if you do plan on releasing it out. Maybe HB could give you a copy of the Tomcat for you to set up controls for so we can all download a set file with your electronics. :music_whistling: ;)

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Congratulations my friend.

 

 

Thank you Arturo :).

 

 

 

 

Simply, awesome. I am very excited to get my hands on this 3D print if you do plan on releasing it out. Maybe HB could give you a copy of the Tomcat for you to set up controls for so we can all download a set file with your electronics. music_whistling.gif wink.gif

 

 

Thanks Sirius.

 

 

I took a look to a Shapeways release. I studied an option where I was releasing the main body on Shapeways, and the rest for free on Github/Thingiverse.

But the price of the main body on Shapeways, even with the cheapest material, is... insane :eek:. ~160 bucks, without any fee for me. At such price, I prefer to print and sell directly...

I took a look with Sculpteo, a Shapeways alternative, that was worse, ~200 bucks at least just for the main body.

I'll take my time to think more how to value and share. For now I'm more focus on making a more complete and final product.

 

 

 

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I fixed the adjustment for the weapon selector. Now the mechanical behaviour is better, there's less friction and that's great :).

 

 

I made some progress on the dual extrusion version of the weapon selector (published on Instagram). Still not the targeted quality. I'll resume on that later.

For the moment I'm focusing on an alternative electronic board. Anyone would prefer an additional grip instead of converting its existing one :blush: .

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When finished, I'd buy your stick for 400€ if you make another one ! (I'd provide the warthog)

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Some updates :).

 

 

WIP on some aesthetic details :

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There's the side grip rework remaining for that field of improvement.

 

 

Next, well advanced but still many work, a foot evolution and alternative electronic integration, this to go from conversion to fully additional stick :

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I'm waiting for some components in order to go further for integration. Looking forward receiving them :blush: .

 

 

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