3D Printing

3D Printed Parts

The FPV Monitor is split into 5 different pieces. The two case parts snap fit together without any screws. 

The 6mm buttons mount into the lid part.  

A riser fits on top of the Powerboost 1000c to elevate the FPV Receiver.

Use #6-32 1/2in screws with nuts to attach the two clamps on controllers.

An M5 x 20 Bolt and acorn nut attaches the case to the clamp parts.

Slicer Settings

To slice the parts, we used Simplify3D. We recommend using the settings below or use them as reference. We 3D printed these parts on a Ultimaker 2+. If you have Simplify3D, you can download our profiles below.

fpvCase.stl

fpv-lid.stl

fpv-pbMount.stl

fpv-clamp1.stl

fpv-clamp2.stl

 

230c extruder
50mm/s print speed
120mm/s travel speed
0.4mm Nozzle
.44mm Extrusion width

 

The fpvCase.stl requires supports underneath the hinges.

 

Lay the fpvCase and fpv-lid flat and add supports underneath the button mounts.

 

 

ThefpvCase.stl takes about 3 hours to print.

 

Thefpv-lid.stl body takes around 1 hour to print.

 

All of the clamp parts take about 30 mins to print.

Customize The Design

The parts where designed in Autodesk Fusion 360. The design is public and available to download in different formats. If you'd like to use a different CAD software package, you are free to import the files and remix them.

Filament Materials

We recommend using PLA material to reduce wrapping while 3D printing. The parts can be printed in different types of filament, such as ABS, PET or Nylon.

Tolerances

The slots for the buttons may have tight tolerances. Test the tolerances by inserting all of components into each slot. If parts don't fit into the slots, you may need to use a craft knife or filing tool to loosen the area.

Generating Supports

The top body case will need supports underneath the three hinge parts. We can optimize the print by adding supports beneath three hinge parts until it looks like the picture above. 

For the lid, add one support pillars inside each button slot. Make sure the pillars don't touch the side of the walls or the supports can fuse to the walls of the slots.

Removing supports

Use flat pliers to help remove supports. The supports should pull off easy, but take care not to damage the hinge if the supports are fused to the parts.

Use flat pliers to remove the supports inside the button slots.

Use a hobby knife to remove left over filament left over from retraction.

This guide was first published on Jun 09, 2016. It was last updated on Jun 09, 2016. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on May 21, 2019.