What's the deal with FolgerTech releasing printer after printer, now the upcoming 'i3 Mega', without a part cooling fan from the factory?
It's such a simple thing, which makes a HUGE difference in the quality of prints people get after building their printers. And successful prints are what make people happy with a printer, which is what makes people recommend a printer to their friends. The internet is full of photos of near-perfect first-print Benchies from Prusa i3s... The first prints off of my FT-5 are basically unrecognizable.
"The user can print their own".... sure. But it can be a struggle to print a big piece of open ductwork - basically a bridging torture test - without having a part cooling fan.
Plastic printed fan ducts use a trivial amount of plastic... and Folger Tech certainly has the printers to keep a few of them batch-printing ducts to include in the kits. Such a small add to the kits would make a huge difference in the early satisfaction/perception of their printers.
Sorry for the rant. Just sucks to see a company with so much promise, not actually learning from the struggles of their customers.