CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter, CNC Router, RC Airplanes and 3D printing
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
So you’ve made some wings with your Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter and wondered if you can make fuselages as well I’ve been on that journey to and now I can share my knowledge and experience. I purchased DevFus Foam … Continued[..]
Here are files to make the BAE Hawk or T45 Goshawk with a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter. These files are based upon my Video Tutorial for DevFus Foam 2. If you don’t have a CNC foam cutter you can … Continued[..]
You’ve built your 4 axes 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[..]
Cheap and Strong I’ve used the brown paper method on several projects including my latest flying wing. It makes an incredibly strong wing and can be finished in a couple of ways. Best of all its cheap all you need … Continued[..]