I cut out an instrument panel which was too long for the Y axis of my CNC, I was able to do it using Estlcam, it lets you place the origin anywhere and create a path for as much as your CNC can handle, then move the workpiece and cut the other half.
Not a bad idea. I hadn't thought of that, to be honest.I cut out an instrument panel which was too long for the Y axis of my CNC, I was able to do it using Estlcam, it lets you place the origin anywhere and create a path for as much as your CNC can handle, then move the workpiece and cut the other half.
Robert Haines Built his CNC Router table so it could function as both CNC Router & work Bench, This is the CNC that cut the Tubes for the EAA 292 Facetmobile & is cutting the tubes for another project the designer of is also a member of this Demented group of Avi8on Enthusiasts.OK, here goes build #2. I'm not counting the time taken to cut the pieces (1 day, BTW) because that's not *building*.
Bonded the RHS of the fuse. This involved fitting the front and aft skins together using the jig-saw joint. If you look carefully you can just see the joint about mid-way along. Also in the picture is the seat doubler.
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I then rolled on a thin coat of West System epoxy to seal the inside (I forgot to do this first time round).
Next, I fitted the two halves of the airframe together, and thoroughly coated the inside surface with West System. While nice and juicy, I lay the airframe on the skin. A satisfying bit of epoxy ooze all round. This time, I cut the skins oversize by exactly the thickness of the firewall (9mm), outer bulkheads (3mm), panels, seat (9mm) etc. This way, these panels will fit nicely between the skin extensions, leaving very little to chance as far as alignment is concerned.
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Finally, I coated the inside of the seat doubler and placed it carefully. Then clamps and bricks (my go-to (cheap) weights.
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The result was marvelous. Here is the finished side lying on my router table (the build table is too cluttered with parts to accommodate this finished side)
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Build time: 3 hours