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Posted by RCWorks | Oct 04, 2014 @ 05:07 AM | 4,385 Views
I am going to eventually convert this mill to CNC but for right now all I really want is a power feed since I normally operate this one manually.

I bought this mill in 2006. I have put 20 thread per inch leadscrews in it and changed the spring for that air spring assembly.

One day if and when the motor dies I will probably adapt a spindle motor and a VFD to it with a belt drive But that's a project for a later day...

So far I have bought all the parts for the powerfeed except the plate to use for the stepper motor adaptor.

I was looking over the internet for a reasonably priced CNC conversion kit and at $615 with no steppers lost me, however since I have a lathe and mill I have what I need to make the same parts.

I am a bit more budget minded and I do want be able to use this mill manually so I will retain those fairly fresh leadscrews.

The most expensive part of the powerfeed controller... Believe it or not it is the aluminum chassis. Yes a plain jane metal box. I bought the cheapest one that would hold all the parts.

The large parts inside were ready made, the 12 volt switching power supply and the 3.5 amp bipolar driver.

The square wave generator and the 12 volt to 5 volt regulator were DIY kits. The Square wave generator was modified for this application. You can build that square wave generator yourself at Radio Shack but it will cost 3 times the $2 I spent on the kit with an already etched circuit board. While the square wave...Continue Reading
Posted by RCWorks | Jun 14, 2009 @ 12:43 PM | 3,695 Views
Getting back in to cutting wings after our move.

It took a bit longer than I planned. I figured I may have to be down 3 months, it turned in to a year and 3 months.
  • Updated kits coming soon.
  • A few new aircraft
  • Some tooling will be in the store.
  • Possibly a new outlet for my kits.

Did anyone miss me?
Posted by RCWorks | Jan 25, 2008 @ 05:02 PM | 5,194 Views
3 advance kits are available. after they are gone the next batch will be ran in early March.

This kit has some long overdue inprovements in foam wings. It does not require mixing.

I have been looking over other products, here I have gone for broke and did it all on one wing.

42 inch span, wide chord design, designed for speed.

5 spars
4 control surfaces using aileron stock.
New winglet design to enhance performance.
Improved motor mounting

I am finally happy with it.
Posted by RCWorks | Jan 25, 2008 @ 04:49 PM | 5,152 Views

Kits now have a one piece carbon spar. Makes it a faster easier build

30" and 36" P-51s are NEXT
Posted by RCWorks | Jan 15, 2008 @ 09:19 PM | 5,176 Views
I present the S300 GS beta kit #3

The actual kit will have a 30" x .188" carbon main spar.

This will be released soon we are in the last week or two of testing.

This is a 3 or 4 channel ship that will do better than 60mph and fly with authority.
Posted by RCWorks | Jul 01, 2007 @ 03:19 PM | 5,589 Views
I have finally decided to offer up a serious contender for the speed freaks.

The new 42 inch Raven will be showing up in about 3 weeks in a build thread. This is our first wing designed with speed in mind, most of my past wings were made for performace sport wings, they would take some speed but were laid out for fun and aerobatic performance.

Raven kit
  • 42 inch all EPP CNC cut cores, cut slow at low temp.
  • 2 .240 inch full length leading edge carbon fiber spars
  • 2 3/8 inch full length trailing edge flat carbon fiber spars
  • 1 .240 inch carbon fiber main spar
  • Buried linkage STANDARD in the kit
  • Our new LARGE motor mount plate with Tie Wrap
  • MPI heat sink clamshell motor mount
  • Coroplast for 2 battery bays.
  • 1 1/2 inch bt 3/8 aileron stock used for the constant chord elevons
  • New Low profile 4mm tear drop winglets
  • Dubro control horns
  • Full Color Instructions in HTML format on a CD with video clips.

With this I now toss my hat in to the ring.
Posted by RCWorks | Apr 23, 2006 @ 03:32 PM | 5,346 Views
I am the person behind I make wings and some planes, I also do custom cut wings.