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Old 08-14-2019, 01:57 PM
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If we have an updated design, I'll print it for testing. Bug Marmoset.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:00 PM
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I LOVE THE BIRDIE. I bag two- a lighter DX and a max weight DX metal flake also.

No other disc can make shapes in tight places like the birdie, and I sing it’s praises daily. Dead straight, super predictable and shuts down wonderfully. It’s everything I could ever want out of a short range putter, save for premium plastic runs.

Honestly though most people think they are too cool to throw a “beginner’s” lid like the Birdie. They feel like they outgrow it because it’s a 1 speed, but IMO it’s a must-bag disc.

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Old 08-14-2019, 02:03 PM
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After long and careful debate, we have concluded that the Polecat is the official DGCR-approved lid. Birdies, Rattlers and any other lid-type fanboyism will face a harsh rebuke from BroD and the Polecat brigade.

So before you go bumping a six-year-old thread about Birdies, you have to ask yourself: can you stand the heat? If you can, you win a free membership in the Official Dustin Keegan Fan Club*.

*actually you will have to start the Official Dustin Keegan Fan Club; fewer people root for him than throw Birdies.

Lol I didn’t realize it was an old thread I just got excited that someone cared about the Birdie for once.

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:30 PM
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I am still saddened that DGCR designed lid fell through... I was set to order a stack
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If we have an updated design, I'll print it for testing. Bug Marmoset.
I changed jobs, started two companies, freelance art on the side and now work near 15 hour days 6 days a week (80+ hour weeks easily). This project was an unfortunate casualty during the upheaval. Insert "Grumpyface.jpg"

The file needs to be revamped slightly because the first print was not as evenly stable as predicted. I have to see if my original file survived the original job transition.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:43 PM
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UPDATE: I do have the original files. When I get time I will show a back-to-back comparison between a Polecat and the proto print. I'll turn it into a vid and take stock of where we are and how we want to proceed. Look for a thread "soon".

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:43 PM
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What plastic did they use for the first tester?
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:55 PM
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It was made on a large-platen FDM machine. I don't know the precise blend. It is stiff and slightly translucent. You'll see in the video
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:14 PM
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DGCR-approved lid? Why wasn't I consulted? I did spam Innova for months for Champ Kitties...
I thought you were? I was 50/50 on the strong rebuke coming from you or BroD, but BroD offered me the chance at another Dustin Keegan dig.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:46 PM
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I question Bro D's PC love... I bought one of his kitties last year. I would never part with a PC.
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It was made on a large-platen FDM machine. I don't know the precise blend. It is stiff and slightly translucent. You'll see in the video
That sounds like PETG. My printer's build plate is 300x300 so it'll fit just about everything Gopher diameter and smaller.
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