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11-30-2011 12:30 AM  5 years agoPost 1
kregan

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Hi guys,

My first post over here. I designed a set of custom aluminum frames for my trex 600e and I thought I would share. I built my first CNC machine a few months ago and then started playing with frame designs.

This is what I came up with. Direct servo to swash, upper motor mount, and looks pretty cool.

Kelly

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11-30-2011 12:37 AM  5 years agoPost 2
norsman

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Thats pretty nice

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11-30-2011 12:42 AM  5 years agoPost 3
smallplanes

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I like it i think you did a very good job,keep use posted on how it flys.

Thanks for the pics
smallplanes


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11-30-2011 01:09 AM  5 years agoPost 4
ChopperCrazy

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Are you thinking of doing a nitro version?

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11-30-2011 01:12 AM  5 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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???? You built your own CNC Machine?????
And then you built the frame?
Very nice!

Bill Whittaker

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11-30-2011 01:21 AM  5 years agoPost 6
smallplanes

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I love to see a man build his own CNC and make a nice looking frame like that. Good work.


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11-30-2011 01:40 AM  5 years agoPost 7
kregan

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Thanks guys,

Yes I converted a 20 year old round column mill/drill to CNC. The build thread for the machine is on the CNC Zone forum here:
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/bench..._selection.html

I knew how to draw in CAD but then I had to learn to generate the machine code with a CAM program. I picked that up pretty quick but it was a little harder translating cut feeds and speeds from feel with a manual machine to hard numbers to put into the code.

One of my first parts I made is on my You Tube channel along with a few other vids of parts and stuff.

As for the heli it flies great! It feels lighter then it did before but so much changed at one time it is hard to tell what made it feel like that. I run a BeastX on it for a flybarless controller.

One reason for widening the lower frame was so my 12s a123 packs would fit in the bottom. I realize I am in the minority flying a123's but it would be even better with the lighter lipo's and you can pack a lot of pack in that frame!

Kelly

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11-30-2011 01:51 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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I would like to tell you that you did a great job on the frames,keep up the good work. I like to see someone work as hard as you did to make it happen. Good Job.

Thanks for the pics
Ivan


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11-30-2011 01:56 AM  5 years agoPost 9
carramrod

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Dude this is cool but maybe you should call it The KREGAN 600 since Align didn't design it. Just a thought good stuff.

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11-30-2011 02:01 AM  5 years agoPost 10
rilopez825

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I would love to see a 90 size setup like that.

Richard

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11-30-2011 02:06 AM  5 years agoPost 11
GyroFreak

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kregan

That is beautiful. I built my own CNC flame cutter (for plasma cutter) and after learning cnc and writing programs to modify the CNC code for my particular machine, but I kinda gave up after the daunting task of learning CAD for 3D work.
You have done an increadable amount of work to get to that frame. But the great thing is the the 2nd duplicate frame will be easy. And every frame after that will be identical (except for broken bits or hogging)
Again, my hats off to you.
Paul

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11-30-2011 02:10 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Azinferno

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any plans for doing 500 frames

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11-30-2011 02:46 AM  5 years agoPost 13
love2flylow

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very cool engineering! weight difference between stock and yours?

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11-30-2011 03:43 AM  5 years agoPost 14
CalmAir

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Thats Impressive. NICE work.

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11-30-2011 04:03 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Taipan

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That belongs in the Air & Space museum!

Sweet work mate.

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11-30-2011 04:23 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Brokenlink

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Great work bud,you have a sharp mind,lets see some more fantastic stuff

Jamie Griffith

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11-30-2011 10:27 AM  5 years agoPost 17
wrongler

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How about a Logo 600 frame? Is there any chance of you making one of those?

Bill Whittaker

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11-30-2011 11:55 AM  5 years agoPost 18
rvjunior

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Wow, amazing work. I would be willing to bet you could make some good money on the side doing frames for others.

Its better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.. Raptor 30 and 90SE

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11-30-2011 02:26 PM  5 years agoPost 19
scott s.

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are you

taking orders ?

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11-30-2011 03:56 PM  5 years agoPost 20
heli-cuzz

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Very nice custom work!!!
A friend of mine did the same converting his milling drill press to cnc. He makes nitro engine parts/casings and such with it.

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