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Ladybird Micro Triprop

  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $5.00

Dimensions

IN: 1.991 w x 1.991 d x 1.991 h
CM: 5.056 w x 4.378 d x 3.726 h

Comments

 
@Mid7night, Man, I just got these in WSF today. They are so perfect for making model wind turbines. I see the issue with the thinness and getting these in color. ShapeWays now takes ALL color items, and puts it in a drum machine, that tumbles them to polish them after being dyed. But because of the machine. ShapeWays says ALL items to be dyed, must be 1mm thick. It's best to remove these from any of the colored or polished materials. It would save the buyer from getting messed up blades. But for WSF, as I got, there is a little flap you have to sand off, and it's great. So no matter what else others say, I like them. Thank You. I will be getting another set once I have created the wind turbines for these. So have some cookies.
June 4, 2013, 8:18 pm
Of course I'm not complaining about you! The idea of those 3-blades props is really nice and great. It's just to inform you about the results of the building quality and therefore my disappointment because I used Watchmaker tools (reamer, tiny drills) to set them perfectly on the motors shaft. In my opinion, it can be the results of 3D impression and the plastic matter who seems to be at their maximum of precision possibilities because of the very tiny props… I thing moulding stays the best way in this case. Sorry for my bad English, I'm French speaking. Thanks anyway for your info and kindness. Best regards. Michel
May 30, 2013, 7:43 pm
@Mich56 I mentioned below that they don't actually work that well as props on the Ladybird, however I left them up for sale because they work as props for scale-wind-turbine models. If you have a complaint or issue with build quality, take it up with Shapeways for a replacement print. I have no control over build quality or damage in shipping. The Black-SF is dyed, which may contribute to warping of the blades since they're so thin. I would suggest only getting WSF if you plan on using them for the Ladybird, and coloring the tips with a Sharpie marker (that's what I did). I don't know who "horlogier" is, so I don't know what his/her tools are supposed to do, but as long as you don't mess up the center hole, there should be no vibration. Regardless, they're very easy to balance by simply clipping the tips with scissors if needed.
May 29, 2013, 2:34 pm
Hi, I just received black and white props and put them on my Ladybird V2 DSM2 for a try... What a great disappointment! There are so many vibrations which makes me impossible to fly correctly even of a correct centring of the prop holes (I'm using horlogier's tools). Blades of the props are really bad made, one has a big washout and the other is in the opposite (and that on all of the 8 props). The black ones are the worse made!!! Just for the rubbish...
May 29, 2013, 7:14 am
@Mid7night I see things, and I tend to see more than what something was intended for. You have alot that has other uses. You got nice designs. I am getting ready to place an order. Just waiting on something here at home first. Then I will get these ordered in WSF. I'll try to come up with something nice to make with these, and share the pics with you.
April 10, 2013, 6:08 am
@Mechanoid I've opened up a few more materials at your request. Just please know you print at your own risk, as I have only successfully printed in WSF. I never even considered that these could be used for scale displays; that's definitely something I'll keep in mind for future projects! :)
April 10, 2013, 5:29 am
@Mechanoid I think the diameter is 55 or 65mm. It's the same diameter as the stock Ladybird props, which you can search and find.
April 7, 2013, 7:07 pm
@Mid7night, Thank you for the response and the facts about the design. That helps me figure out what I need too do. I DO plan to get these, for HO scale wind generators. Just wish I knew the length of each blade from the center shaft. They could also work for scratch building a Canadair CL 84 Dynavert V 22 proto type airframe. I will keep you informed. Also glad you hadn't removed these. They are a very nice little design. Have some cookies. :)
April 7, 2013, 6:33 pm
@Mechanoid I already tried to get them in WD but it failed. I think it was too long, thin and brittle in WD. I figured FD or FUD would be the same. I actually thought I had removed even these, because even though they DO work, they're quiet and look cool, the battery on the Ladybird didn't seem to last as long when I used these props. YMMV, I just wanted to be honest about what I experienced. FYI: you will have to clean out the center hole with a needle, small paperclip or tiny jeweler's drill bit when you get them. Don't clean the hole out with anything bigger than the motor shaft diameter, or the props will slip off. Please let me know how they work for you!
April 7, 2013, 5:56 pm
@Mid7night, May I ask what the length is of each blade? And is it possible to have you open WD, FD materials? Very nice design by the way.
April 7, 2013, 4:10 am