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ScottyMakesStuff

Vibration Isolator Mold - Medium Duty - Customizable

by ScottyMakesStuff Sep 19, 2017
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Hi Scotty!! Thanks for all that you have done. I am so happy with the Compact Gimbal Stabilizer I made awhile back ;)! Now when making male to male or female to female for drone use, and to be more specific I am attaching a Mi Sphere to my Mavic Pro via https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1997900 with 1/4 -20. I have flown it tethered already, and it is real shaky. I just wanted to know if you would say that the vibration isolator will be strong enough not to let the Mi Sphere go? Because from what I seen in your tutorial, the strength is in the center, in the silicheap. And it looks like you just worked it on by twisted and turning slightly.

Thanks for your honest assessment, answer and valuable time!!! Any and all ideas welcomed.

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Hi Zuperior, it would work somewhat but this is really meant for use in compression. If you put it in tension there's every chance the vibrations will pop it free of the end caps (even though they're moulded in) My suggestion is to come up with a sillicheap shape like an extruded O that has plate attachments on top and bottom with the 1/4-20 nuts inside. Hope that helps.

Isn't DIY Sugru "aka Oogoo" the same household silicone and just cornstarch as well? Wonder if it works on the same basic concepts as your paint + silicone?

From the web: To see how it works, you could start with 1 tablespoon silicone caulk to 1 tablespoon of corn starch. You can reduce the amount to as little as 1/4 tablespoon corn starch to 1 tablespoon silicone if you want more time to cast it or sculpt it.

Yeah, on my other longer video for the light duty isolator I mention that I started with that formula and I accidentally happened onto my acrylic paint method in my testing of Oogoo. I think the Oogoo is good but the results are not as uniform and a little chalky compared to the Silicheap. My next experiment with the Silicheap will be to increase the rigidity... time for some polymer chemistry 101 :)