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23 Aug 2019 19:26:42
I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
23 Aug 2019 10:29:15
Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
21 Aug 2019 12:15:41
Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
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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.