Hawker Hurricane in foam built with a hot wire CNC machine
I’ve been flying and building models for quite a few years now and I much prefer to build my own now. ARTF are great for a general weekend hack and I have a few but researching and doing your own is what makes the hobby for me.
Why build a Hawker Hurricane in foam with a hot wire CNC machine? Well as you may have noticed on my website I have built a CNC machine and built a couple of flying wings. So I was thinking about my next build and the Hurricane seemed a good choice. I already have a Spitfire and Lancaster and had just recently read Leo Mckinstry’s excellent book on the Hurricane which sort of inspired me to do it.
I’ve used two pieces of software to generate the g-code to build the wing and fuselage, Profili2 Pro and Dev Fus Foam
Profili2 Pro is quite an extensive program and has evolved over the years and can do lots of other clever stuff. It has an option to generate g-code for 4 axis CNC machines and this is what I used for my flying wing.
DevFus Foam will generate the g-code to produce the fuselage sections. Both are available in Demo versions that are fully working apart from being able to save the g-code. www.devcad.com
What scale to build the Hurricane ? Well I wanted something that was similar size to my Ripmax Spitfire for ease of storage and transportation so I settled on a 50 inch (1270mm) wingspan.
First video show how the wings are made using Profili2 Pro which now has been replaced by DevWing Foam and the second video show how to use DevFus Foam
Using DevFus Foam
Here’s the build so far.