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    Finally setting up! help required!

    Hi People,

    So here i am finally screwing all the boots and setting up the hardware on my semiassembled RL200...

    Since i have to log off to find the darn missing m6 screws somewhere, i am wondering the following:

    - What are the "heatbed screw m3 x 4" for? Replace the thumb ones? Why?
    - What are the z axis calibration blocks for? How do we calibrate with them?
    - Where do the Z optical axis lock cilinders fit onto? What for?

    I overlooked so many steps on the guide?

    Thanks!

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    Yes the heatbed screws are to replace the thumbscrews. Personally i prefer the hex bolts as they are a lot easier to adjust and the smaller profile means the extruder head is less likely to make contact with them at the edges of the bed.

    The blocks are used to make sure the X-Wing is level when you first put it together, see this post for where to put them, then manually turn both z-axis drives until the x-wing is sitting on the blocks. At this point it'll be level

    The lock cylinders are used to prevent the z-axis slide bars from moving out of place. They are fitted to the bars underneath the top securing bracket:

    ZAxisStop.jpg

    Happy printing!

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    Thank you Maindog!

    Heading to hardware store tomorrow in search for the missing screws, then to calibrate and... print!

    Ps. I chose to open the extruder before mounting it just to find out indeed the infamous feeder wheel was missplaced... It took me a while to fully disassemble the thing but it's worth doing! what a little marvel of engineering!

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    It's good isn't it? I've a lot of confidence in the robustness of the gear given that most things are made from solid blocks of aluminum

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    Yeah, lil pleasure when something so solid fits so smothly everywhere!!

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    OK so...

    1) i replaced the thumb screws on the bed for the hex screws
    2) placed the calibration cubes and manually calibrated Z
    3) awaiting tomorrow to get the missing screws

    Can anyone meanwhile post some software guides on how/where to start at? Im on a Mac and so far I've installed Cura and inserted the settings but nothing else.... I guess I should run the Calibration wizard first?


    Also can anyone post pics of the back side of the printer to see how did you put the bigblackcables on the rear of the frame without colliding the Xwing?

 

 

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