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Corner Connector wheel Assembly : missing something

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Pierre GERARD, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Pierre GERARD

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    Hi,

    I was not sure where to post this, but I have an issue with the assembly of the v-wheels to the corner connectors.

    When you connect a wheel to a corner connector using a M5 screw and a spacer, it is impossible to position precisely the wheel as the 5mm screw moves around in the 7.2mm diameter hole of the corner connector.

    The eccentric spacer has a flange which solves the issue but using eccentric spacers on all wheel assemblies will again generate positioning issues.

    I join a picture to clarify what I am talking about (I hope).

    I must have missed something somewhere to solve the issue. Is there a spacer with a flange which I have missed in the store ? Another solution?

    Thanks for your comments.

    Pierre
     

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  2. Rick 2.0

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    Yes, this approach will require eccentric spacers on all wheels. As far as positioning issues, just use careful attention while orienting the opposing spacers (which I know is not a great answer but the corner connectors weren't really designed for this purpose so you have to do what it takes to make them work).
     
  3. Pierre GERARD

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    Thanks for your reply. On the other hand, a "flanged" spacer would work. Something like that and would be esay to make. I am probably going to go for that.

    I can make it with my FDM printer but the part is so small, it is a bit brittle and the height is a bit off. So far, the cheapest way I have found to get it in PA12 is 1.8€. That would work I guess.
     

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