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BrianC5 posted:

Has anyone ever tried to reproduce the mirrors for the C5? I've noticed all the pictures from the C5 events in the UK and seeing the mirrors on a C5 is very rare. I know there are 3d printed replacement mounts available, but with the increasing rarity of the mirrors, I wonder how difficult it would be to manufacture.
posted on: 09/09/2015 03:36:06

Ray1 posted:

3D printing may be the easy bit, drawing them up the hard bit. Last winter I started making a mould for resin casting them, I may continue with it this winter. If I do I will update on this forum. Regards
posted on: 09/09/2015 16:40:25

Dan posted:

I'd agree with Ray on this. I've had a go at designing them and have given up. They're just too complex for me, maybe someone else can manage it. The only other solution to drawing them in CAD is to 3D scan them in. I tried this as well using a budget Makerbot scanner and the results wern't too great
posted on: 11/09/2015 18:48:44

Dan posted:

These are the models produced by the scanner, not much use really. CAD is the way to go I think:
posted on: 11/09/2015 18:51:58

BrianC5 posted:

I had a feeling you had probably taken a crack at this Dan. I would love to know if they were made at the factory or if a supplier built them and if that supplier was still around.
posted on: 11/09/2015 18:52:23

BrianC5 posted:

Dan, were the mirrors made out of the same material as the main body, polypropylene?
posted on: 11/09/2015 20:44:31

Dan posted:

Hi Brian, I would say yes, it looks like the same material.
posted on: 12/09/2015 05:56:17