The pictures are out and I had several pm’s, so here it goes.
Files are here:
How-to is here:
First thing first - it’s called Chubby Guppy.
It’s a direct descendant of the Fish Hook, but it’s doesn’t have any hook, so I stayed with the fish theme.
As any name it’s fluid so feel free to suggest alternatives.
**Edit: it’s Chubby now thanks to @Mobutusan, post 29
The goal here was to improve the former design, and make it as compact as possible while still being convenient to operate.
I didn’t like the potentiometer in the mini - it’s flimsy and repacking it is a pain. Also in Fish hook it was suspended between two halves and they needed to be aligned in order to move freely.
So I decided to look for better pot and I’ve found this.
The substitute is direct, the mini uses 5k pots as well.
This one is built much better with enclosed spring, I will take one apart and show comparison in the near future.
Today I assembled the first unit and got to ride. There were some issues with the assembly so the files are not available for now. Instead of the how-to post I’ll be doing a blog post about all the fuckups
Nothing serious though, will be solved.
**I didn’t change any settings when going from the mini. Not even a rebind, took it apart and used the internals.
All the curves are squeezed naturally, feels very good in hand.
It’s more sensitive, the mushy feeling of start of motion is gone.
It has more throw, I can do hills that I couldn’t with the mini. (Same remote)
Overall I’m happy with the mod, the files will be available once everything is fixed.
Any questions are welcome,