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Redfly assembled electronics. Redfly Assembled Electronics motor view Redfly side view Redfly switch view Redfly bottom view
Redfly assembled electronics. Redfly Assembled Electronics motor view Redfly side view Redfly switch view Redfly bottom view
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redFly CNC Electronics Box - 3 Axis Combo w/ 3 NEMA 24 (425 oz-in) motors
redFly CNC Electronics Box - 3 Axis Combo for Heavy Gantry: 2 NEMA 24 (425 oz-in) motors and 1 NEMA 34 (651 oz-in) motor
redFly CNC Electronics Box - Specifically for greenLean CNC Machine: 2 NEMA 34 (651 oz-in) motors and 1 NEMA 24 (425 oz-in) motor
redFly CNC Electronics Box - 3 Axis Combo Heavy Duty: 3 NEMA 34 (651 oz-in) motors
redFly Base for any CNC Machines that already Includes Electronics
redFly CNC Electronics Box- Great if you need an organized control system. Three 3.0AMP drivers & 5axis Parallel Breakout board come standard with this option.
This option is perfect if you purchased a machine from us like The GreenBull, Blackfoot, GreenLean. Drivers will be accommodated for each specific machine.
Mach3 USB Breakout Board Option if you don't want parallel breakout board. Will only work with Windows 7.
Mach3 USB option if you don't want the Parallel Breakout board. Will work with Windows 7 only .

The redFly system is similar to the redLeaf and redSprout except that is does not include a computer. This is a solution for you if you already have a computer ready for your machine, but would like the electronics done for you.


The redFly comes with electronics and fully wired, tested, and assembled. We will provide male connectors for the motor wire. Make sure to get appropriate motor cable length for your set up. The redFly comes standard with our 5 axis parallel breakout board with relay .

Motor cable will need to be purchased additionally. Click Here For Motor Cable.

Actual motor tuning based on your machine will vary. In some instances you will have to calculate the steps per inch yourself if we do not have the relevant information.

The basic system (first purchase option) has three standard motors (425 oz-in torque) and drivers (3.0 amp per phase) which is perfect for the blueChick, blackToe, or general duty machines). The second option for Heavy Gantry includes two standard motors and drivers like the first option, but has a heavy duty motor (651 oz-in) and driver (6..0 amp) to move the gantry which is perfect for the blackFoot or machines with a heavy gantry. The third option is for heavy duty machines that require large motors (651 oz-in) and drivers (6.0 amp) on each axis.

With this package you receive:

• Motor Drivers 40 Volts 3.0 Amps or 6.0 Amps Max (capable of 1/64 microstepping) depending on the option chosen• 425 oz-in or 651 oz-in bipolar motors depending on the option chosen• Breakout Board - Parallel • 36 Volt 8.8 Amp Power Supply• Panel Motor Cable Connectors• Fan (Near the Middle)• Wood, Plastic and Fasteners in a Clean and Aesthetic Arrangement to Encase the System

The breakout board is wired to the motherboard via a USB connector for constant regulated 5V of power. Under the case, the drivers have a special cut-out to allow for the flow of air to transfer the heat out of the enclosure. To provide this air flow, there is a large fan in centrally located that is powered by the AC line (not DC). Powering the fan from the AC line, rather than the DC internal voltage allows the DC power to be more stable since all regulation of the DC voltage occurs from the power supplies, onward. With a fan of this power, there is always positive pressure within this enclosed space. Openings were carefully positioned to exit the heat in the most appropriate way. Moreover, the positive pressure will limit the amount of dust that enters into the enclosure.

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