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Forum: Foamies 02-04-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By RepRapper
Flite Test Hot Glue Tricks

The question is a simple one but the answer is a little more complicated.
There are some bad glues sticks out there and some techniques that can be helpful in this video.

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Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-05-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By RepRapper
Take the FAA Satisfaction Survey

Today I was reading up on the DRONE registration requirements from the FAA. When I was done this survey popped up. I thought it was a good place to vent some frustration. Maybe you will too.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 11-25-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,951
Posted By RepRapper
I just found an excellent source for cowls. ...

I just found an excellent source for cowls.
http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=55
Forum: Foamies 11-19-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By RepRapper
Flitetest motor mounts and control horns

There are 122 FliteTest "things" on Thingiverse.com I have used some of them. Here are just a few. To see them all just go to http://www.thingiverse.com/ and search for FliteTest. One draw back is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
Wing Sections

There is a guy out of Germany doing that right now. I personally have not tried it but it sounds fun. I have been working on a 3D printed CNC foam wing cutter. It is nearly done now. I determined...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-09-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
More parts

I am excited that you have joined us here on Wattflyer! Just so you know I have printed some of your parts and they are working here in the U.S.A.
using carbon arrow shafts and they fit perfectly...
Forum: Beginners 10-08-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,198
Posted By RepRapper
I guess he failed to read the post about down...

I guess he failed to read the post about down thrust angles or look at the picture or the heading or any of the other post that got us to this point in the discussion. I even go to the point of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
A Drop of Glue?

The idea of the open source airplane is not to build one airplane. Its to build the pieces required to build any airplane using standardized building blocks much like Lego's or Tinker toys.
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Forum: Beginners 10-07-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,198
Posted By RepRapper
-2 degrees Down thrust is a correct way of discribeing it I believe

I posted this a while ago while working on some 3D printed motor mounts for the open source airplane. Even though this thread has been answered and the original post is years old we must remember...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 10-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
A whole new way of building

I was on thiniverse.com today and someone has already done what I planned to do. He has designed all the tinkertoy connectors you would need to build an airplane....
Forum: Warbird Electrics 09-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,168
Posted By RepRapper
Continuous Rotation Servos

Of course you can purchase continuous rotation servos, but they are used mainly in robotics. I learned more about servos when I got into robotics then I ever learned about them in model airplanes....
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-28-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By RepRapper
Go Pro Mount for the Radian on Thingiverse

Here is a GoPro mount that is made just for a Radian

http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/53/4a/64/20/b6/RadianCamera_preview_featured.jpg
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,951
Posted By RepRapper
Cowling for RC Cessna

I just found a cowling for an RC Cessna on "Thingiverse"

http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/09/97/ae/bf/20/2015-08-28_18.11.04_preview_featured.jpg
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-06-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By RepRapper
Laser cutting long pieces in a short laser

I have given this a lot of thought on my own laser. Why not just cut slots in the side of the laser to slide the balsa/ply along a fence that has 200mm marks on the fence. Then line up the balsa with...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-29-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,817
Posted By RepRapper
If you want to save a lot of money watch this. ...

If you want to save a lot of money watch this.
http://vimeo.com/5202148
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,817
Posted By RepRapper
Here is a link on another 3d printed plane not...

Here is a link on another 3d printed plane not done yet but getting there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqN0KOudYfY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-03-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,665
Posted By RepRapper
Free Plans for A Foam Wing Cutter

First of all its good to see you cutting foam wings! They look great! Sorry you had to go to so much effort. Cutting foam wing should not be that difficult. I have been doing it for 37 years now....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,846
Posted By RepRapper
I guess I should chime in here. I do own a 3D...

I guess I should chime in here. I do own a 3D printer, well I actually have three of them now. First of all it would be pretty simple to just add some collored heat shrink tubing to either your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By RepRapper
Motor Mount Fix

We had the same problems with the GWS motor mounts breaking in mid flight. Our motors run cool so I don't think heat was the problem. I doubt drag caused it either. Anyway we 3D printed some motor...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-21-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By RepRapper
Cutting speed and air assist

Its good to see your laser up and running. The air assist does several things. It clears the smoke out away from the lasers lenses. Remember to keep everything clean with rubbing alcohol. Dirty...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-15-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
Sorry for the delay.

Sorry I know the thread has kind of died I had to move and it has been hard to keep this thread going while I was moving. The move is now complete and I will be setting up shop in the coming weeks. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
How strong is it?

The other day we finally broke one of my 3D printed carbon fiber arrow landing gear.

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By RepRapper
Tnere is an easyer way but not nas reliable.

I have been thinking of doing this to my laser cutter. You have really three choices.

1. Make a larger machine cutting area. I have put some thought into this I would get an old freezer as square...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
Freecad design

How hard is it to design in 3D?

Its whole lot easyer then trying to make in wood. But there is a learning curve. It helps if you have drawn in 2D. Here is a design and I will show the finished...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
Duskstick?

Duskstick?

No I have never heard of it but it is very close to a project I have had in mind for a while now. Back in the 70's I had a Piece of Cake that was very similar. I learned a lot from that...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By RepRapper
New K40 laser controller board

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHvsTBXyxXg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By RepRapper
Cooling yor laser's water

Sorry I have been out of it for a while busy with other things. Congradulations on your purchase of a K40 laser witch is the same type that I have. I found a cooler video you might find interesting....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
This is what 7 mouse clicks look like.

Combat anyone?

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/BosenMike_99/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02-28_18-24-12_280_zps0571314a.jpg...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
One Click Airplane? Almost.....

Many years ago I read a science fiction book about an alien race that mastered building robots. The idea facinated me. The idea of robots making everything has stayed with me all these years. What if...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,999
Posted By RepRapper
Arrow shaft tail mounts

One of the problems with using an arrow shaft is how do you mount the tail? That could be accomplished by just drilling a hole in a square block of wood or plastic. But look at how neatly a plastic...
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