DXF files too small?

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  • #96931

    Duncan Meyer
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    Hi,
    I am trying to familiarise myself with EstleCam by setting the toolpaths on a DXF file for my aircraft build.  I have imported the DXF file (which is on a full 2400 x 1200 sheet), the grid is set to 10mm x 10mm and I’m using a 3mm router bit.  But counting the grid lines, the 2400×1200 sheet is only about 93 mm long.  How do I scale the drawing correctly?

    Duncan

     

    #96933

    Duncan Meyer
    Participant

    Hi.  Sorted.  The original file was in inches.  Doh!

    #96942

    kd2018
    Participant

    Where does one get started finding diy rc plane plans? What material are you making them out of?

    #96947

    dkj4linux
    Participant

    Many DIY foamboard plane kits (with free plans under the Resources tab) can be found here…

    https://store.flitetest.com/diy-rc-airplane-kits/c12698

    Great forum, too.

     

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  dkj4linux.
    #96961

    Duncan Meyer
    Participant

    Not

    Sure about RC planes.  Mine is a full size

    single seat design.

    #96968

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Not Sure about RC planes. Mine is a full size

    Not if you cut it in mm. 🙂 Glad you figured it out. DXF files don’t actually have units, so EstlCAM asks when importing files.

    #96981

    kd2018
    Participant

    Not

    Sure about RC planes. Mine is a full size

    single seat design.

    Haha! I’d like to revise my question: where would I find cad drawings to build my own full size plane?!

    #96985

    Duncan Meyer
    Participant

    Hi,

    I belong to an online group of aircraft designers/builders.  One of the guys there has designed a really neat little single seater, built almost entirely out of CNC routed plywood.  He makes the DXF files available for free.

    Ranger-cutaway

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    #97044

    David Walling
    Participant

    I’ll stick to RC… crashes are less painful that way 🙂

    I do envision using a low rider or MPCNC to help with the future build of a boat, but I swim better than I fly.

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