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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:31 AM
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Send me a PDF of what you have Katie! I'm all over this one- with zero regret- I need one myself, and we have a laser fella right here!
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I only need photogs of plans- I can trace them-
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:32 AM
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Oh,it'a actually a nice size, If i lived closer I'd be happy to help' I've never used a flight box before. It would make it possible (at least for me) to leave everything at the flight field. good luck w/it

*good on ya, Capt,
Katie will have the most precision flight box in the USA, your in very good hands Katie...
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:37 AM
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Sure thing, Cap'n. As soon as I get to a Kinkos, some time this weekend, to scan the drawings they'll be on your way.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:40 AM
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I'm perfectly happy to make these scans public. Whoever wants them, snag 'em.

I just realized that here is one more snag to be worked out. I'll get it dealt with before I scan.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:51 AM
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I'm perfectly happy to make these scans public. Whoever wants them, snag 'em.

I just realized that here is one more snag to be worked out. I'll get it dealt with before I scan.
What thickness wood were you planning on using?

Gee....I think I know a guy with a laser..... Lol
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:02 AM
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The box is drawn to use 1/4" wood.
Can lazer cutters handle that thickness of wood? Maybe just more smoke?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Can lazer cutters handle that thickness of wood? Maybe just more smoke?
most of the smaller lasers struggle with 1/4" ply, however when I purchased my laser I made sure I could do this with ease. My laser is 120 watts, twice that of smaller "hobby" lasers.

Yup there is a bunch of smoke cutting plywood due to the glue they use to laminate the plys. My laser has a 6" dia vent/fan system to draw out the smoke and fumes.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Wow! I want one. Do you do this for a buisness? I have some work for you if interested? Have any photo's of your cutter and/or work?


Woodie, sitting at home on the opener of ski season,(blew out my knee) working on his prototype Watching it snow
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Wow! I want one. Do you do this for a buisness? I have some work for you if interested? Have any photo's of your cutter and/or work?


Woodie, sitting at home on the opener of ski season,(blew out my knee) working on his prototype Watching it snow
I do this as a side buisness thing, mainly to support my hobby

Here is a link and pics;

http://kustomaerodesign.weebly.com/examples.html
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Is 1/4 too thick? Shucks, I'd hate to have to re-draw it, but I can be done. More time than headache, really.

Oooohhh, I know what else Rev X03 is getting. Tabs!

ETA: I fixed all the design errors, everything will fit together properly now. Now all I have to do is fix the BoM (AKA parts list) and clean up the drawings a bit. The fixits weren't done with a ruler. :blush:


What's a good size of ply? I think a re-draw for thinner ply won't be too bad, all I have to do is enlarge the inside pieces to make up for the thinner outer pieces. I'll even take a stab at putting in a couple tabs.


Woooooo! My 2000 th post!

Where's my prize?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:29 AM
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I do this as a side buisness thing, mainly to support my hobby

Here is a link and pics;

http://kustomaerodesign.weebly.com/examples.html
Thanks for the link, very nice machine you have, also nice work! Is that 1/2 scale( that the girl is holding) I'll be in touch for some buisness....
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Is 1/4 too thick? ...
1/4" is a good size, but some lasers could have trouble with it. Also, not only does the glue on birch ply cause a lot of smoke, it also causes a lot of charring on the edges.

However, 1/4" lite ply is much easier to cut, and with much less charring. My gut feel says it should be OK for your flight box.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Thanks, Don!

Erm, what's the difference between lite ply and not-lite-ply? Importantly, is here a difference in thickness? (Dumb question)
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Regular aircraft ply is birch. Very hard, heavy, strong.

"Lite Ply" is poplar. Not as strong, softer, significantly lighter (both in color and in weight), generally only has three layers, while the other stuff usually has five. Lite ply normally comes in just 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses, while birch ply comes in a wide variety of thicknesses, all the way down to 1/64".
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for the link, very nice machine you have, also nice work! Is that 1/2 scale( that the girl is holding) I'll be in touch for some buisness....
Thanks for the compliments, Yes that is the front end of my 55% Monocoupe. The girl holding it is my wife who puts up with my hobby, lol.
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