@NotFastEnuf: That is so cool! It’s crazy to think you can now get a 3D printer that will work right out of the box for $300. I had no idea prices for non-DIY had dropped that far. Last I checked it was about $1000 for a small MakerBot (admittedly a high end brand).
IMO, it’s definitely worth it to spend a good bit more for something that will work easily. My daughter learned how to print 3D at summer camp this year, so she’s been begging to get one. However, the required setup and fine-tuning kept me away from picking up a 3D printer. Dealing with ESC and FC firmware and PIDs is bad enough. No way I’d deal with that for a printer!
Other than easy setup, the Maker Select v2 has an 8" x 8" printer bed. This means you could theoretically print a 200mm diagonal quad frame (if it was structurally sound). And it can print up to 7" high. That’s a huge volume! For $300 ready to print, you can’t beat that with a stick.
PS: With a full metal enclosure, the Ultimate 3D Printer looks more solid and a lot nicer. But it’s more than double the price of the Maker Select, despite nearly identical specs. Probably makes most sense to start with a $300 model, then wait and see what hits the market in 1-2 years. I bet there’s an equivalent to Moore’s Law for 3D printers as well!
PPS: Maybe my excuse for getting a 3D printer could be to craft a custom compact TX case to my liking. If the Jumper T8SG doesn’t deliver, I could get a Taranis on closeout (being replaced by Horus X10), and transplant the innards (incl. Hall sensor gimbals) into a 3D printed compact TX enclosure. Oy vey!