• ymf-38
  • RC Vickers Super VC10
  • VC10 ZA148
  • RC Avro Lancaster
  • 3d Printed BAE Hawk
  • Flying Wing FPV
  • FliteTest Bushwacker
  • CNC Hawker Hurricane
  • Mach3 OpenBuilds OX router

 

CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter, CNC Router, RC Airplanes and 3D printing

FREE eBook – How to Build your own Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter

If you are looking to build a your own airplanes using affordable DIY CNC machines then this is the place.  Here is where you can find all the information you need.  Free plans, cutting lists and recommended parts to build CNC foam cutters and CNC routers with a little bit of 3D printing as well.

I’ve built several airplanes using these machines to make fuselages, wings and those hard to source parts you can make with a 3D printer.

Software is one of the biggest challenges and can be expensive too. I’ve spent many hours searching out and testing free CNC software. You can if you check out some of my posts spend very little or nothing at all.

My FREE eBook is an How To on building you’re own DIY Hot Wire CNC foam cutter machine which you can make some unique and amazing models. Its not that expensive when you consider the prices of models. You don’t have to crash too many big EDF foamie’s to recover the costs and its much more satisfying to fly your own design.


CNC Foam Cutter DIY using a Hot Wire

CNC Foam Cutter DIY using a Hot Wire

Firstly if you’re not sure what a CNC foam cutter i using a hot wire is, then let me explain. Most types of foam can be cut with a hot wire and if you can control the wire accurately then … Continued
Using free CNC software to make foam wings with a DIY foam cutter

Using free CNC software to make foam wings with a DIY foam cutter

You’ve built your 4 axis CNC Foam Cutter and now you need some free CNC software to generate g-code for that foam wing. If you can afford it then buying software may be the way to go, but expect to … Continued
Decals – make your own for RC airplanes with an Inkjet Printer

Decals – make your own for RC airplanes with an Inkjet Printer

When I purchased my FW190 at a model show I neglected to check if there were any decals in the kit. For several reasons I didn’t start the kit for a couple of years after I bought it.  AeroTech went … Continued
How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

How to get started with LinuxCNC – CNC router

Why use LinuxCNC I suppose the obvious answer is that LinuxCNC is FREE because its Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with LinuxCNC and a TB6560 cnc controller. But this should work … Continued
How to Cover Wings and Fuselages in Brown Paper and White Glue.

How to Cover Wings and Fuselages in Brown Paper and White Glue.

Cheap and Strong I’ve used the brown paper method on several projects including my latest flying wing.  It makes and incredibly strong wing and can be finished in couple of ways. Best of all its cheap all you need is … Continued
Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

Free CNC software for 3 and 4 axis machines

Why would I use free CNC software You’ve built your 4 Axis hot wire foam cutting machine or 3 Axis router and now you need some CNC software to controller the machine. I often get questions through this website from … Continued
OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

OpenBuilds CNC router from Ooznest – Software

CNC Router Software When you start looking in to CNC you see the term CAD and CAM used quite a lot and you probably know what CAD means but CAM for me wasn’t something I quite understood. So when you … Continued
Mach3 Parallel Port Options

Mach3 Parallel Port Options

What is Mach3 Mach3 is a piece of software that turns a Windobitws 32 computer into a CNC machine controller. Mach3 works on 32 bit PC’s up to Windows 7 with the parallel port driver, to control the motion of … Continued
CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

CNC Hawker Hurricane Part 3 update

Here’s a progress report on my CNC Hawker Hurricane built with my Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. The video below shows how far I’ve progressed. it’s going to be built as a Desert Air Force Hurricane IID tank buster, with … Continued
Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Vintage Rangefinder – Yashica Minister D

Yashica Minister D Vintage Rangefinder Reborn Here’s how I ended up taking pictures with an old Yashica Minister D Vintage Rangefinder .  Let me explain what a Rangefinder camera is. When you look through the viewfinder  you see a split image … Continued