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11-05-2004 08:20 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Topher

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Anyone know of a place that machines small simple parts in low quantities for a low price? Or anyone on the board maybe wanna do it for me. I checked out emachineshop.com and I refuse to pay $168.93 for a boom servo mount that I can buy for like $20(which I still think is high). Can anyone help me out?

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02-12-2005 12:13 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Maryland Machine

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Labor Rates
Well You must understand A Master Machinist makes $25.00 to $30.00 an hour.
Can I make Your Part in ten minutes I doubt it The parts I work on range from $1000.00 to $50,000.00 each.
The problem being is It takes thousands of hours to devlop skill then A machine cost on the average of $50,000.00

So you see the people that make parts need the money to live if you can not afford the machined parts then plastic is good alternative!

If you want something made post a detailed drawling and you might get some quotes

Mace

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02-14-2005 12:45 AM  13 years agoPost 3
irocu88

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Mace

Very well said in deed and that is an awsome tail case!

Caliber 90 FT os91 c-spec
Caliber 50, OS50 hyper
Caliber 30 OS37

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02-14-2005 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Topher

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yes I quikly learned that machining anything that requires more than 2 axis is very expensive. But Im selling my heli and I dont need/want parts made for me anymore.

And also, one, this is a old thread, and two http://www.cnczone.com i found is a great place to have low cost personal machining done for small parts. Just post want you want in the RFQ and wait for some quotes.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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02-14-2005 01:36 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Saint728

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Mace
I really like that Raptor tail case you have there. Are you planing on making them? I think a lot of people would love to have one too. I'd pay around $80.00-$100.00 for it myself. Please make some, they look awesome.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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02-14-2005 02:18 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Topher

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what program is that constructed in? It looks like some nice rendering.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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02-14-2005 11:29 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Maryland Machine

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Tailcase
TOPHER sorry to here you sold your heli I hope you buy another.

Saint728 Yes I am almost done with the development of tail case.

Prices will be $80 for alumnium tailcase and $120 anodized then engraved with name and ama #'s

They are looking sweat no nuts it will have aircraft locking helicoils

The software is Pro Engineer
Mace

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02-14-2005 11:35 AM  13 years agoPost 8
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Cool, put me on the list for a silver polished tail case. As soon as you know when they will be ready, just PM me and I will pay you for the case and shipping through paypal. If you need an extra 3% for paypal, just add it into the final price. Can't wait to get one, maybe I'll order 2 or three just in case.

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02-26-2005 03:17 PM  13 years agoPost 9
rob10000

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Wow, I want one of those cases, too!

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02-26-2005 05:32 PM  13 years agoPost 10
HelicopterJohn

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Seffner, Florida (Just East of Tampa, Florida)

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Topher

You said:
checked out emachineshop.com and I refuse to pay $168.93 for a boom servo mount that I can buy for like $20(which I still think is high). Can anyone help me out?
The servo mounts that you see for $20.00 are probably made in China on a CNC machine in quantities in the thousands. All the drawing CAD/CAM work is amortized over those large quantities. The labor rate there is probably next to nothing.

Just one high quality end mill that it would take to machine the item you requested is more that the cost of the $20.00 part.

What "macesmayhem" said is absolutely true. Everyone wants a cheap part but has no idea on the cost of the machines and tools it takes to produce the part. Almost every part that is made requires the purchase of some special tool not to mention the cost in designing the part.

The only way you are going to get the nice part at a cheap rate is if you find some retired machinist that is setting at home with some time on his hands and wants to work for nothing and has the necessary machines and tools to produce it for you.

Good Luck as we all want a bargain on all of our purchases. Let me know if you find one as I would like him to make some stuff for me. I am a "hobbyist machinist" and have made a few parts and believe me producing "quality" metal parts is not an easy task.

Maybe "macesmayhem" can give you an idea of the cost of the program it took to design the part so we can all develop a better appreciation of their operational costs.

I admire guys like "macesmayhem" and "cforcht" that have the expertise to produce "high quality" parts. Keep up the GREAT work guys.

I really enjoy looking at your quality work.

Profile: "macesmayhem" = Aerospace Machinist. I can see how we made it to the moon. Great Work.

OC Bob's Gathering #2 was a Premiere Event. Pictures in my Gallery

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02-26-2005 07:28 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Topher

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yes i know all about the production of parts. But the part I was looking at were just simple 2 dimensional parts that could have been cut on a simple in someones garage. And I did get some quotes for the part and the prices werent to bad but since I sold my heli I dont have to worry about it. And once I learn some g-code and stuff I can probably use the machines at my college to make parts if I want to.

will wash your heli for a quarter

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02-27-2005 12:36 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Pole

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Bit of topic...

macesmayhem i took an look in your galery....
and i notised that on one pic you use an angle head...

I`m wondering about how stabile that one is....

At work we use Madaula Heads

info

and they are great... but it`s fun to know of other brands to..

Stay tuned fore more happy days

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03-12-2005 11:08 AM  13 years agoPost 13
vENTECH

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I make banana ripening machines in S Africa & have recently moved to the UK. I have been getting quotes for CNC machining here in the UK & found them between 2 & 4 times the price I have been paying in S Africa, so maybe someone should start making helicopter parts there. My quantities are not big 50 -200 pcs.

I use Ulrich Engineering in Johannesburg area tel +27 11 763 1944 contact Gareth White.

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05-02-2005 05:42 PM  13 years agoPost 14
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Small quantity parts - TOPHER
Contact Fowler Machines in SC. 1-843-602-5038 Family owned shop - top quality

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