Monday, 10 September 2012

The plane, the plane. Master the plane

Recently I upgraded my mill to use a new 1W 808nm laser diode from that
which was removed from a DVD laser burner and I must say its great to
now be marking out my wooden templates for my scale glider at 200mm/min.
The old one just didn't cut it (no pun intended) as it could just barely
make it to 40mm/min.

Marking out now looks like

The problem here is that there were small gaps in the CAD DXF file and
so the laser stopped and burnt holes :(

Once that was sorted I continued and now have the central wing done, all
800mm, and have the remaining 3.2m to go.

I have also done the body frame and feel that I can now do wicker work
as well