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Rares Gosav:
17 Jan 2020 17:44:22
Hi guys and happy new year!!!
01 Jan 2020 00:12:50
Happy new year everyone, happy flying.  :beer2: :beer2:
31 Dec 2019 17:06:13
Happy new year all hope 2020 is a cracking year for you  :beer2:
25 Dec 2019 00:00:49
Happy Christmas to everyone.
24 Dec 2019 13:50:56
Seasons greetings to all on this forum have a good one ;)
21 Dec 2019 17:58:42
Have a great time DB. Look forward your projects in 2020.  :beer2:
21 Dec 2019 16:59:17
Have a good one D.B. ~~ :beer2: :beer2: :beer2:
21 Dec 2019 16:14:27
21 Dec 2019 16:13:44
Tbh I've been really busy, not had much time to fly anything and with conditions being crap, hopefully in the new year I'll have some new projects on the go, mostly to do with HAM radio, will certainly fly again soon. FTR I hate FB too   :D Merry Christmas
21 Dec 2019 15:21:30
Merry Christmas  :beer2:
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Making Frame parts from scratch for crash repair

Started by sturgm, Thursday,September 13, 2012, 19:22:28

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Thursday,September 13, 2012, 19:22:28 Last Edit: Thursday,September 13, 2012, 19:53:56 by Gaza07
While trying to set up my Carbon fibre Xaircraft quad it just roared off and crashed into my fence.
I tried, without success to purchase a new bottom fuselage plate in the UK but there was none around.
I managed to find one in China but I could not guarantee that it was in stock and the delivery would be
about 3 weeks.  So I though I would make one!!
A few years ago I made a CNC router for my prime hobby of wood working.  I managed to construct it to quite high
tolerances ( +- .1mm per 500mm).  I am able to machine items up to about 900mm by 600mm as well as small pieces
of decorative carving.

So I measured and produced the drawing in TurboCad
setup the sheet of Carbon Fibre on the router
Loaded the code on the computer
Started the process
Finished 3 minuets later
Spot the difference

I have now fitted it to the quad and am on the road to flying again



Is that your cnc machine I wouldnt mind one like that in my shed  :rolleyes:
its a shame your not in the uk  ;)  Excellent work those frame plates look very good and very strong to :goodpost:

Hi Mike I have edited the size of your pictures if you click one them they will appear in the forum viewer  ~~
When you attach images there is an option at the side of it to use expandable thumbnail this is the best option as it handles the larger pictures well  ~~


Well here are a couple drawings I produced showing the machine in detail prior to the 3 months it took me to build.  Each component has it own
drawings a total of 27 in all.  It sure was a challenge to machine up all those parts but it has  repaid itself many times over.

Thanks for the interest and sorry to the other readers by going a bit off topic :smiley:



Very nice Mike and your not off topic this is what this section is for and I know quite a few will be very interested in this  :bravo:


Im gonna dig up this old post, Machine looks good mike. I also use Turbocad (but the mac version). There was talk about writing a 'customer success story' about the quadcopter i designed with it...



Hi Pete
I will be back onto my CNC router quite soon. As mentioned in an earlier post Wood working is my main hobby and it takes center stage in the winter as the flying opportunities are few and far between this time of year and my wife is always an eager customer :smiley:

I hope you enjoy using your one as much as I do mine.