Category: Plans and Scratch Building

Project 3D Foam Aerobat – the build

Last time I decided that the Terzi Katana would be my design of choice and quickly threw some lines together in CAD. Now it’s time to cut some foam and plug in the glue gun…

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Project 3D Foam Aerobat – the design

In my last post I waxed lyrical about the good old days of 3D profile foam models. I decided to see if I could build one to rekindle some of that line-of-sight fun. Well, there’s no time like the present…

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3D Profile Aerobatics – life before FPV

Before RC models were called “drones” and FPV was the only way to fly, we used to have fun with flat sheets of foam and a few servos. A recent series of events left me nostalgic for these “Shockflyer” models and a simpler time…

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FPV Wing Pods

I just don’t have time to cut these anymore so I’ve decided to make the designs available for download so you can make your own!

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Katana X KFm6 FPV Wing

It was a sad day when I crashed my first KFm6 FPV Wing into the sea, so it was never going to be long before I built another…

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KFm6 FPV Wing V2

There’s nothing new about building a flying wing with a KFm airfoil and stuffing it full of FPV gear. I did however have some very specific reasons for doing so this time…

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CNC BY Dummies – the update

It’s only been a month or so since the CNC for Dummies series but so much has already changed! This article then brings together the three biggest things to hit my learning curve since the new year…

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MicroWing UAV – Part 4

The MicroWing UAV project has been sat on the shelf for quite a while now so it was high time I dusted off the wing and gave it another go. This article is both a recap and conclusion the the project.

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CNC Cutting for Dummies – Part 4

In this final article in the series I’m going to look at what happens when you put an expensive lump of carbon fiber on your cutting table and hit the big green button…

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Crash-E Sports Trainer

About 8 years ago or so I designed a small electric sports model for low-cost gear and minimal build time. Now, I’ve brought it up-to-date with a FliteTest style reboot in our favorite foam board…

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CNC Cutting for Dummies – Part 3

So last time I talked about the software I use for CNC cutting and some of the terms involved. Now we are going to take a walk through the process of getting a design from the drawing board to the cutting table…

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CNC Cutting for Dummies – Part 2

In part one of the series we looked at the trials I went through just getting my CNC cutting machine to work. Now we’ll take a look at the software I use to drive the whole show…

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CNC Cutting for Dummies

CNC cutting is rapidly becoming my drug of choice. The shear beauty of the finished pieces as they come off the machine is addictive. But getting here was a long and windy road…

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MicroWing UAV – Part 3

In the last article I described how the MicroWing UAV was constructed. Finally the time has come to head off to the flying field with a lot of cameras…

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MicroWing UAV – Part 2

Last time we looked at why I chose to build a small UAV/RPAS from foam board. In this article I commit the design to foam, start building, throw it in the bin, and start building again…

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MicroWing UAV – Part 1

The MicroWing UAV is an epic and ongoing project to discover if it is possible to build a small, fully autonomous wing using a KFm wing section and foam board building techniques.

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Versa Drone

I’ve been playing around with the idea of a foam board UAV for so long now that it was almost a relief when I finally settled on a design. But that was just the start of the challenges…

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KFm6 Wing – The Sausage Tray

Are you partial to the odd sausage sizzle? Looking for a unique way to recycle those foam sausage trays? A friend of mine may just have found the answer…

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