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Could someone please confirm Pedal Print Horizontal or Vertical Please ?
After noting Karl's comment above, I did some modifications to my ender3 S1 today that increased the Y Axis to 262mm overall. Just needed to print a new carriage for the Belt tensioner, and re-drill and tap the screw for the limit switch. i had to reduce the length of the pedals by a few mm. but no bid deal. once I finish printing and refine the part. I will upload my Mod. I think with 1 new extrusion and a longer belt, I could easily get to 300mm. I used a ceramic tile I had laying around, as the build surface. It actually works quite well lol.
Ingenious! You will have to post a pic or 2!
@Karl Clarke I will make a post once i confirm everything, as I have already made some tweaks to the bracket for the next print. Almost 24hrs in and still going strong though!
Hello everyone, and I will be the bearer of bad news on this one.
Printing vertically is highly not recommended! It creates weak points at any one joint line. The pedals become very brittle, and failure is guaranteed at some point! There is no structural strength in this orientation.
Printing horizontally does not allow the print layer to separate when force is applied to the pedal. I have only really understood this myself after completing this design and testing. Looking back, many of my other designs would probably benefit from correct layer line orientation.
Kind regards Karl
I read just Karl's recommendation to print the pedals horizontally. I'm printing the pedals in PETG and at 60% triangulation infill. I haven't tested one to failure yet. I'm build my sim for myself. I have quite a bit of both military and general aviation time. So I intend to be fairly light handed and footed with both the yoke and rudder pedals. You probably be better served going with Karl's recommendations.
I did read somewhere Karl did mention the importance of correct orientation for best results ,if it worked for you that's great, will turn my print 90 degrees then !!! Thanks
Vertical is working for me.