Saving a 10h Print Mid-Flight.... in terror

A project log for Speed Modeling A Cessna Controller for FS2020

My attempt to build a reasonable and fully usable Cessna throttle block in one day.

Timo BirnscheinTimo Birnschein 05/29/2022 at 19:510 Comments

I was happily staring at the print when I realized that some parts where missing on the print bed. One part I thought but it turned out to be two parts.

In my terror, I tried various things to get the filament to stick to the BuildTak build plate again but nothing worked. I even tried to fill the gap with electrical tape when I realized that I just threw away a bunch of raft that I thought I'd never use. As the universe so dictated, I was exactly at the same height as my raft stock was thick!!! I quickly cut a piece to shape and packaging taped it to the build plate in haste!

Not 10 seconds later the print head came back over and printed on the newly added raft... IT WORKED!!! What???

That was also the moment when I found that a second part was gone so I tried to save the rest of the print from that, too... Another piece was cut and taped to the build plate. I was getting a little nervous, though, because the print already added another two layers and it might be too high up to print on that new raft... but IT ALSO WORKED!!! Hell yeah!