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Old Sep 07, 2009, 07:29 PM
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Cool. I will get them ready this week and send them to you. Might not be able to get the manual done right away though.

sounds good man. thanks
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:04 PM
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What does it cost to get one laser cut? Nice looking plane, very nice.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 12:32 PM
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I think this one was about $75 including the laser cutting, wood, and shipping.

I'm still planning to get those drawings updated and posted but I'm pretty busy now with classes and everything. I will let you guys know when they are ready though (should be pretty soon). Thanks for the comments.
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm really sorry about the delay with the files. It turns out I'm a lot more busy than expected this quarter (finding a Master's thesis topic, TAing, classes, etc.), and I have almost no time to work on stuff like this. I'm still going to try to work on it if I get some time in the next couple months, but if I don't I'll definitely have some time over Thanksgiving break to update the files. That way you could still build one as a winter project if you're interested.

As for a laser cutter, check out manzanolaser.com. I've always had good service from them, and my files will be formatted according to their guidelines.

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Old Sep 29, 2009, 03:19 PM
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thx for the update. i know how it is when time is hard to come by. will keep check on this thread and good luck with thesis
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 05:32 PM
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hey, any updates on the files/plans or a kit for your plane. looks really cool and i'd sure like to have one of them
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 10:31 PM
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hey, any updates on the files/plans or a kit for your plane. looks really cool and i'd sure like to have one of them
Yeah, actually I just finished up updating the kit. If you or anyone else would like the laser cut-files PM me your email address and I'll send them to you.

I never make plans or instructions because I don't need them and I have the CAD files to look at in case I forget where something goes, but you don't have that benefit, so I'll try to take some screen captures showing where the parts go, and I'm here if you want to ask me questions.

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Old Nov 29, 2009, 11:23 PM
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You know I wants them.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 07:49 PM
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You know I wants them.
Sure thing...seems I lost your email address though. Could you send it to me?
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 08:26 PM
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sent ya a PM Dan. Thx
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 09:05 PM
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sent ya a PM Dan. Thx
Email sent.

Here are some pictures to hopefully help with the build, but there will probably be more questions for clarifications since there are no instructions, which is fine.

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Old Nov 30, 2009, 10:37 PM
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So for this plane my setup is:

Lightflight RC Arc 28-47-3 Motor
Graupner CAM 8x6 Prop
Zippy 3S 2200 mah pack
Castle Thunderbird 36
HS-65s

You'll also need 1/8" diameter dowels for the leading edges and the elevator joiner, 1/32" balsa for sheeting the front of the wing, ailerons, and nose, CA hinges for the ailerons, and 8 3/16 x 1/16 rare earth magnets (can get them from stevensaero.com).
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Are plans available yet?
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Are plans available yet?
I think I said somewhere in this thread, I don't make plans because the parts for the most part fit together on their own without you having to assemble them over the plans. But I am giving out the .dxf file of the parts for laser cutting to those who request it.

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Old Dec 10, 2009, 01:29 PM
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The DXF would be great!
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