Introducing the Covix2 - An esk8.news exclusive mod, inspired by DIY, driven by quarantine.
This is a printable shell for the Flipsky VX2 remote. Changes include:
“Armored” shell - With an average thickness of 3.3mm, increased from 2.5mm of the original shell, better strength against impact. M3 and M4 thru bolts will be used to add structural integrity
Better ergonomics - the chin has been completely removed, allowing for a much wider range of grip, people with small hands may find the original unwieldy, this is mostly due to the distance between the chin hook and wheel. Version with finger loop hole available.
Adjustable display angle - Anyone finding the original display odd to look at during use, now can flip the display up for better visibility.
Modified for easy print - Made to print with little to no support. Main shells can be done completely unsupported, display module needs minimal, resulting in much better finish quality, especially in PLA.
All original parts is retrofitted into the shell, including buttons and wheel - However, a mod version will also upgrade to a printed wheel with a steel spindle resting on 2 ball bearings - extremely smooth.
Many colors to print from - Fully customizable mix, left/right shell can be mix/matched in colors.
Shells print inside face up. No support needed for shells except gopro mount version. The mount on left shell has floating parts.
Screen print same way, should look like a little pot. the screen pieces need support because the hinge is floating.
Re-calibrate remote after mod. Everything should line up exactly the same way, but better safe than sorry.
Suggested settings for high strength:
PLA/Petg: no scaling needed
ABS: Scale up X and Y by 0.5% for shrinkage.
For 0.4mm nozzle
*0.08-0.12mm layer height
*4-6 solid layers top and bottom, more for thinner layers
*Outer shell 3 solid layers
Temps and other settings depends on your printer. You know what you’re doing.
1.1 Clam/glue together shell, does not need glue, the M4 pivot will hold this together, least protective but most minimal.
1.2 Includes a M3 thru bolt hole for extra structural integrity.
Screen shield/Sun shade: M4 all the way through. Prints sitting up. May or may not need support for you.
Yeah this is the weakest part of this design, some of it will be mitigated via a M4 bolt that goes all the way through and extends from both sides of the display hinge, which will transfer the majority of a side impact to the shell, any force to the display should simply flip it out of the way and hopefully saving the internals.
The saving grace is that it’s not any less protected than the original. All materials surrounding the display is thicker with more buffer. The 2 piece display shell should also help a bit too.
I think potentially I may create an add-on of some kind of a sacrificial cage around the display as well for people who may be prone to dropping it. I tried other display positions but due to it’s size, it remains relatively unprotected regardless of orientation, even sideways. The only protected location is tucked against the PCB, but this would only work for left handed people. Ultimately it ended up where it is now. I’m completely open to suggestions if you think of something I haven’t yet?