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

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

t45 goshawk

If you are looking to build your own airplanes using affordable DIY CNC machines then 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.  I cover Mach3, LinuxCNC, Profili2 Pro, DevFus Foam and JediCut

My FREE eBook is a How To on building your own DIY Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter machine which you can make some unique and amazing models. It’s 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.

I’ve also built a CNC router from a kit I purchased from Ozznest which I make parts for my builds.  3d printers are very handy for those parts you can’t buy anymore.  This was the case for a propeller spinner on my Focke Wulf 190A, so I made one, challenging but very rewarding

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FREE g-code to make the fuselage and wings for a BAE Hawk/T45 Goshawk

FREE g-code to make the fuselage and wings for a BAE Hawk/T45 Goshawk

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

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