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Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
Getting a 3d printer.

Before you or anyone else decides to get into 3D printing. Check out where it all started.

http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap

I took my name from here but really have nothing to do with this site.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
Cheap 3d printer? Try $349.00 us

3d simple

http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple/

I own this one. Well now I have three of them. Did I happen to metion this one makes most of it own parts? So you can print one for a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
Quadcopter Parts just $0.10 an once

There is just one catch you have to have a 3D printer.

http://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=quadcopter
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
Can you build a 3d printer?

If I can build a 3d printer then anyone can.

It wasn't any harder then building a model airplane from a kit.

But not to worry if you don't want to you can buy plenty of printers that are...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
New low price for a 3d printer.

Here is a link to the cheapest 3d printer.

http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-simple/
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
3d printing in space.

Here is a short video of bath university doing some research for NASA to see if a reprap can print at the space station in zero g.

...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-30-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 737
Posted By RepRapper
Will 3d Printing be used in our hobby?

I think I am in a good position to answer this question. I have a Co2 laser cutter. A phlat printer. A CNC router. I had a foam cutter, (building a new one). Basicaly if it has been made for our...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Low wing mount.

My son has been trying to get me to design a model airplane for a while now. He couldnt understand why it was taking me so long. Instead of just designing a model airplane I have designed a system to...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Cost

Okay so here is the breakdown.

1-1/2 Arrows at $3.50 each. $5.25
Wheels Dubro $3.50
Screws, nuts, bolts, and washers for wheels $1.50
Screws, nuts, bolts, and washers for tail $1.50
Plastic...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-03-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Forward Battery Box

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/BosenMike_99/Mobile%20Uploads/e8d1c277-c65a-4390-8cf8-fd63d94a3730_zps4a1ebd3c.jpg
This is a picture of the Forward Battery box. I goes on the arrow shaft...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-02-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Parts

Its really great when you break a part or something and you can run to your local hobby shop and buy or order new parts. Having worked in a local hobby shop always support them when ever you can. I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 03-01-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Let's look at the Slow Stick itself. Its a good...

Let's look at the Slow Stick itself. Its a good cheap airplane! It is very fast to build.
It is very easy to work on because you can get to everything. It flys so slow that it is pretty durable....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
If Slow Stick Parts were always availible when we...

If Slow Stick Parts were always availible when we needed them then I would not have had much reason to develop the "Boze-n-Arrow". But the fact is GWS parts are expensive, weak, and getting very hard...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Maiden Flight Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4igz4rLl-l4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Just a quick little video of the first flight of th Boze-n-Arrow


The plane was nose heavy and the controls were way to...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-27-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,336
Posted By RepRapper
Driving old

I just hate it when grampa in the car ahead of me won't do the speed limit. Then I relize that I are one. I drive slower these days too. Lol
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
The Plane is finished

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/BosenMike_99/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02-24_11-05-26_861_zps46257b1e.jpg...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-27-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
Designing the Airplane

Okay so the first step was to go to my freecad program and draw up some of the needed pieces. It took about 6 hours and I had most of the parts all drawn up. There were some revisions along the way...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-24-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By RepRapper
$75.00 Build Contest, The Boze-N-Arrow

A New Airplane is born.

History

Okay so just to get this build thread started. My son and I and some friends have started using Slow Sticks for combat. At the time we believed that it was a...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,715
Posted By RepRapper
I know this is an electric forum but if you take...

I know this is an electric forum but if you take K2R the spot remover and spray on your oil soaked plane it will remove the oil and help with the weight too. A little trick I picked up from back in...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By RepRapper
Okay so we now have two 3D printers up and...

Okay so we now have two 3D printers up and running.

The good new is the second printer is a lot better then the first one and it cost about half of what the first one did.. My new 3d printer is...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By RepRapper
39 years in RC

After saving my money for 2-1/2 years I solo-ed my first Radio Controled airplane. I was 13 years old and it was in 1975. It was a Spirit of 76 powered glider from Hobby Shack (Now Hobby People) With...
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 02-03-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,715
Posted By RepRapper
The GLH is a good airplane

I hadn't even thought about my GLH in years. I think I retired it after about 4 years of flying it. It was my first aileron airplane. Must have been in the late 70's. I flew it with a cox TD .049.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By RepRapper
3d printed landing gear. How much did it cost to make it?

Okay so here is the breakdown.

1/3 of a carbon arrow. $1:16
1 ounce of PLA plastic. $1.10

Total. $2.26
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,473
Posted By RepRapper
40 watt cheap chinies upgrades.

Nigel,

Like you I would like to start a business, so far I have built a CNC router, a phlat printer, a RepRap, and purchased a laser all with that in mind. They all have their advantages.

...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-25-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,473
Posted By RepRapper
Okay it has taken me a while to find this link....

Okay it has taken me a while to find this link. The cheap K40 type of laser that can be bought on ebay has a lot of support out there in the do it yourself commuinity. Here is controller board that...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 12-24-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,473
Posted By RepRapper
40 watt Laser cutter from Ebay

My son told me you have questions about the lazer. Okay yes it will work but this is some of what Ihave learned.

#1. The laser must be focused to cut. This laser is marketed as an engraver/cutter...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-22-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By RepRapper
Makerbot

The Makerbot is actually a really good michine. I wish I could afford one. I am using Makerbot electronics on mine and I am using their software. If you are looking for a turn key system that is...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-11-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,823
Posted By RepRapper
Slow Stick Scratch Build.

I think I could build a Slow stick from scratch a lot cheaper then that. You should read the rules again! You don't have to include the radio, engine, battery, esc,, or servos. You should be able to...
Forum: ParkFlyers 09-10-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 123,818
Posted By RepRapper
Just Print the Parts

You could engineer one and print it on a 3D printer or order it from shapeways. Maybe even make some money on the side and do something to improve the Trojan and make your friends happy. Or load it...
Forum: ParkFlyers 09-10-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,233
Views: 123,818
Posted By RepRapper
You know you can always print the parts that are...

You know you can always print the parts that are backorderd if you have a 3D printer. Kinda helps save those really expensive ARF's that can be hard to get parts for. Kinda how I came to own a 3D...
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