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Laser cutting Depron

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bert baker26/12/2018 20:16:38
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Is there such a thing as a laser Depron cutting service available

Denis Watkins26/12/2018 20:54:03
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Not what you want to hear Bert,

But laser cutting vaporises the material, and depron is quite delicate

I laser cut at the college, acrylic and plywood but I have

Used a vinyl cutter on depron, which is actually a very sharp blade

So in reality, you can programme a vinyl cutter to cut depron shapes

Martin Dance 126/12/2018 21:48:53
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Also bear in mind that laser cutting some plastics releases toxic fumes. I'm not sure what the composition of Depron is.

Ikura26/12/2018 22:19:28
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Polystyrene

RC Plane Flyer27/12/2018 19:17:45
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Good Evening PM Sent

bert baker27/12/2018 19:25:36
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Many thanks reply sent

eflightray27/12/2018 19:25:51
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What's wrong with a knife, (or as Crocodile Dundee put it, "Knife ?, that's not a knife, THAT's a knife).

Ray.

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All hand cut Depron, plus a little balsa.

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bert baker27/12/2018 19:45:46
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Nowt wrong with knife’s...

Just can’t be bothered..with so many other things on the go

Dave Hess27/12/2018 20:13:15
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Posted by bert baker on 27/12/2018 19:45:46:

Nowt wrong with knife’s...

Apart from the apostrophe!

Sorry, I couldn't help it. Please don't hate me.

bert baker27/12/2018 20:15:16
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bert baker27/12/2018 20:19:10
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From a enlarged control line plane plan

The idea was to produce a plane for under £30.00 all in to do some small fun club racing,,

The costs were to be minimal so everyone can enjoy themselves and laugh when it goes wrong

bert baker27/12/2018 20:59:25
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And with minimal effort

David Mellor28/12/2018 13:05:19
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Ah... very nice. Looks very aerobatic.

Also looks like you've used one of my favourite motors - an HK Donkey.

I agree with Ray...... you can do a lot with a knife - and a Donkey. Here's some of my 3-D knife-cut depron donkey planes:-

This one is a one-piece construction. Great all round 3-D flyer.

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This one definitely looks odd. It is a two-piece design with removable wing, yet it is an incredibly stiff structure, thanks to diagonal strutting and careful use of carbon. I use APC MR (multi-rotor) props - the first flight was hilarious as I couldn't believe how slow and accurate it flew!

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bert baker28/12/2018 22:31:50
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Foamtastic

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