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Posted by archer789 | May 22, 2010 @ 07:19 AM | 1,668 Views
Maybe a little off topic, but this is my favorite kind of flying.

PPG over Ivy lane.MOV (4 min 56 sec)

Posted by archer789 | May 15, 2010 @ 05:25 PM | 1,710 Views
How do the pros make it look so easy/smooth/cool?

Flying at NP 5/14/10 (2 min 41 sec)

Posted by archer789 | Feb 05, 2010 @ 11:44 AM | 2,790 Views
Here is the video of the first flights on the 30" extra, without the air brakes.

Why is it that when the record button is pressed, flying gets sloppy?

The second video is the laser cutter making templates for a 34" extra. I love technology!

extra milled 30.MOV (1 min 22 sec)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q29RxcIBNY
Posted by archer789 | Feb 03, 2010 @ 01:41 PM | 3,046 Views
I Just finished my first aircraft using milled depron. I used an autocad design that I have been tweaking with, and scaling to different sizes for about a year now. A good friend has a laser cutter at his place of work, and he is kind enough to help me with turning my cad projects into laser cut templates. Thanks Mike! Poster board worked great as template material to guide the router, and also as a template to cut the parts out with a hobby knife. From start to finish this one took about 6 hrs. Flight video soon to come!
Posted by archer789 | Jan 27, 2010 @ 11:19 AM | 3,609 Views
After looking around at what people on these forums have been doing with depron milling, I gave it a try.

Thanks go out to the other folks who have posted what they have figured out with the milling process. Thanks for the inspiration!

My take on milling that is a little different:

Poster board makes cheap, sturdy, easy to cut templates. You then need to set the guide collar depth accordingly.

The collar is a tight press fit so it can be adjusted to different depths according to the thickness template your using. I experiment with it a little before I cut.

A very light mist of spray adhesive attached the drawling to the poster board, and a very light mist for the poster board template to the foam part.

I looked for a guide collar to fit around the bit that was just marginally bigger then the bit itself. Thus keeping the difference between the drawing and the final cut to a minimum. I went through that drawer in the kitchen where you keep all the junk and found different pens that could be taken apart, and used for guide collars. A metal pen cap worked for me.

Thanks again to those who have posted on this topic before me!
Posted by archer789 | Jan 08, 2010 @ 06:54 AM | 2,793 Views
extra 30.MOV (1 min 9 sec)