CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter, CNC Router, RC Airplanes and 3D printing
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 your 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.
Why would you want to build a hot wire CNC foam cutter machine? For me it was a way to build wings and fuselages for RC airplanes that weren’t readily available. Traditional building methods for RC airplanes involves lots of … Continued
The build of the Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter machine isn’t difficult just measure twice and cut once as the saying goes. This page has the build instructions, plans and cutting lists. The controller board and the stepper I’d recommend … Continued
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
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
Why use Linux CNC I suppose the obvious answer is that a Linux CNC router software is FREE to use because its Open Source. This post shows how to get the OX CNC router from OpenBuilds working with Linux CNC and a TB6560 CNC … Continued
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
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
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
To build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter the main parts you’ll need are stepper motors, a controller board, power supply. The lists below are my recommended parts that are required to build a machine just like mine. Here is … Continued
The parallel port has been discontinued on PC’s for several years now. It was mainly used to connecting a PC to a printer. Mach3 was designed to use this port to send the step, direction pulse to the CNC controller … Continued
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