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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
How strong is it?

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

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
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, 07:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
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, 04:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
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, 02:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
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, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 590
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 purchas of a K40 laser witch is the same type that I have. I found a cooler video you might find interesting.
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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
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...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
3D design in Freecad

I took vacational drafting in high school back in the 70's. When everything went to CAD I got left behind. Then I took engineering in college and learned the CAD basics but it was all 2D. I never...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Covering

Right now the air frame would be very hard to cover with film because it would be like trying to cover a Slow Stick. Perhaps skeleton was not the best way to disribe it. Maybe a "spine" would have...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Back to the Plane

I think that this thread has kinda gotten side tracked a little. I love my 3D printer but I love my airplanes even more. To me a 3D printer is a tool that makes building model airplanes less work and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-14-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
3D Printer Software

The 3D printer software has come a very long way in a very short time. RepRap.org is an open source community that has really driven the whole 3D printer community to where we are today it is a very...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Return on Investment

Motor mounts would not have a very good profit margine.
One place that I always feel stung is when I go to the hobby shop and buy wheels.

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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
True cost of the 3D printer

There are some people that would have you believe that 3D printers are to expensive for us to own. Mine saves me a lot of money, compare the price of a new transmitter to the price of a 3D printer....
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Carbon Tube

I have been looking for a good source for the 10mm carbon tubes thank you very much. I have bought more then one slow stick just because I needed that tube. The tubes alone are $20.00 at our local...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
I have given the plugability a lot of thought....

I have given the plugability a lot of thought. Every airplane has to have certain things.
If it is a power plane it has to have a motor, a motor mount, a battery, some type of battery mount. A wing...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
The Switch is an interesting plane.

I nearly bought a Switch when I first saw it. Thought it was a great concept plane. I had been thinking of something like it for a few years. Now I am trying to build something very similar. I am...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
They look a little heavy good luck getting them...

They look a little heavy good luck getting them to fly!
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-11-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Contibute to the open source plane

I am not trying to tell anyone on here what to do or not to do. All I have presented here is what I am doing so far.

What I really want is to know if there are peices missing that you might want...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Motor Mounts and Weights

When I went to get a Slow Stick Motor Mount I found a couple of broken ones in the flight box. So they do break. If you use an APC prop a lot of times they break with one prop stike. If you couple...
Forum: Beginners 08-10-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By RepRapper
I think this is the most impressive foam airplane...

I think this is the most impressive foam airplane I have ever seen or at least the toughest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSa5DVzP8iA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-10-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
weight

This picture shows the built in down thrust of 4 degrees.

http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y508/BosenMike_99/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-08-09_12-53-32_342_zps488a8f22.jpg...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
"LEGO Plane"

The idea is to build the pieces that any builder can turn into almost any airplane. Depending on how you stack the bricks so to speak. I will try to add bricks as I can and help anyone who wants them...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Motor Mounts

That brings up one of the next improvements that I made to the new motor mounts. As many of you already know the slowstick motor mounts have no down or side thrust in them. It is also hard to carve...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
History. (Combat)

The way I came up with the idea of the open source airplane is a group of us started flying slowsticks in combat. We soon needed a reliably source of parts. Some of th parts that were failing were...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
thinking outside of the box a little

What if we try something new?

I have been playing with bamboo barbaque skewers. You can get 100 of them from walmart for $1.00 .
You can't see the display on the scale but a one foot section of...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 08-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,015
Posted By RepRapper
Open sorce airplane

I want to build a model airplane that uses a standardized components. Much like a Lego airplane. If you want a high wing airplane then you use the high wing module. If you want a low wing airplane...
Forum: Beginners 06-26-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 752
Posted By RepRapper
Rudder Centering?

Sometimes the problems can be pretty simple. This might seem to obvious.
#1. Are the pushrodes binding?
#2 Is there any slop in the rudder linkage?
#3 Are the taped hinges are just a lttle...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-01-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
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.
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