Important alignment information: The design of the XLS Snowflake is not symmetrical about its axis. Variations in pixel hole locations exist between 2-4 millimeters if the prop is mirrored horizontally or vertically. If the mounts were designed to fit perfectly with this asymmetry, then each mount would be a unique design and any rotation, horizontal or vertical flip from that one orientation would cause the mounts to fit quite poorly. This obviously would be problematic, so the mounts have been designed to fit in the median location and the pixel openings are large enough to account for the asymmetry. Our recommendation for fitting the mounts to the XLS Snowflake is to first place the XLS on a flat surface before pushing pixels and then place the mounts on the prop with the EMT conduit per the renderings. With the mounts inserted into the EMT, you can then adjust the placement to achieve the best overall fit and mark the coro for making the zip tie holes. Once the holes are made, attach the mounts to the prop with zip ties, but don’t fully tighten them down until all the EMT sections are inserted so there is some wiggle room for making adjustments to the mounts.
Recommended EMT Lengths
- 36″ Cross Mount Version: 1x @ 33 3/16″, 2x @ 9 1/2″
- 36″ Mega Mount Version: 1x @ 33 3/16″, 4x @ 15 7/8″
- 46″ Cross Mount Version: 1x @ 43″, 2x @ 12 5/8″
- 46″ Mega Mount Version: 1x @ 43″, 4x @ 20 3/4″
3D printing parts is a slow process and we have a whole print farm running 24/7 to fulfill orders and build stock of the more popular items. If you order a product on backorder we will move it directly to the print queue where it will be printed as soon as possible. While normal processing times for most orders with backordered items is less than a week, it can fluctuate from time to time around 1-2 weeks. Very large orders can also experience longer than normal processing times as well. If processing times are expected to be longer than two weeks before shipping, there will be a banner at the top of the website indicating the expected wait times. Additionally very large orders could have longer delays due to the vast number of printer hours required for production of the parts. We will contact you and let you know the expected production time if it were to exceed the estimated timeline for very large orders. See the FAQ page for more info.
All of our 3D printed parts use PETG filament which provides good flexibility and resistance to UV exposure when used seasonally.