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Jul 23, 2009, 11:59 AM
working to the closest cm
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What an achievement

cheers jeff
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Jul 31, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Where does one get access to a 3D printer? May I ask how much it was to make the plug?
Jul 31, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Aug 29, 2009, 10:47 PM
I do this for fun!
Shane I just read a thread by Ezza on Windsock and it led me to here.

What an awesome piece of work! I'd love to see it fly, but as I won't be at Manilla I guess I'll just have to wait.

Just so I understand the process, did you:

- create 3D drawings of the parts (wing/fuse/tail) in a CAD program
- 'format' appropriately and then print to a 3D printer
- polish polish polish and then polish some more
- embed into a parting board and make a mould (twice)
- polish polish polish and then polish some more
- paint the moulds after prepping them
- lay up the parts (finally!)
- join them in the moulds
- hey presto it's a moulded wing!

is that close enough?

Aug 29, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Hi Ken
yeah you've got the picture but you missed a few polishing stages
it really is a lot of work to start with but now I have the moulds and templates I think I could build one in about 5 nights and then there's the satifaction of having my own design plane that flies just how I like it.
It was fast on the frontside yesterday but can't wait to ds it.
Cheers Shane
Aug 30, 2009, 04:13 AM
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FAST // SILENT // AND GOOD LOOKING. I did sh#t myself when doing speed runs as it creeps up very silent and quick !!!!

OK how many orders do you have ?? LOL
Aug 30, 2009, 05:08 AM
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I think I could get rid of about 6 straight away, plus another couple for myself.
It all depends on what people are willing to pay and how long they can wait.
I will be having a good look at what this next one costs me in time and materials.
Stay tuned.
Aug 30, 2009, 05:14 AM
I do this for fun!

I'm sure you can produce these economically, so long as you value your time at less then $5 per hour .