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    Talking Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Today was a great day!!!! After months of fiddling around and not having time to mess with it, I was able to finally dedicate some time and actually set up and calibrate my Fireball V90.

    I then proceeded to make my first real CNC cuts in 12.7mm MDF. Just two test shapes, but nevertheless, fairly successful.

    I made up a rectangular 6mm pocket and a 12.7mm circular profile in VCarve. They came out pretty much perfect. The profile didn't make it all the way through but I attribute that to using millimeters instead of inches (1/2 inch MDF), and my start point was just barely off of the surface. I need to mess with the VCarve start point settings.

    The good news is that I can continue on my MIP v2 this weekend as I can now CNC the MCP and EFIS cutouts. I can then take some pictures and post results as I've been stalled out for a couple weeks (work and other things).

    Look out Gwyn and Wendy!!!! Here I come.

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Congratulations. Nice to hear that you succeeded with your first cuts.

    Look forward to see some pictures.


    Regards, Wendy

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Congrats on your launch mate, you have just scored a brand new hobby and you will love it! I'm just about to start some 3D carving with Vectric Cut3D using the sample files, I hope to report some learnings soon...

    Cheers Gwyn

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Thanks Wendy and Gwyn. I haven't done anything complicated to speak of, but I'm learning. Spent the weekend making a lot of sawdust.

    My V90 still has some issues binding every now and then, but only screwed one cut up. I need to sort that out.

    Here's some pics. As I said nothing complicated... but I was able to get cut a full size MIP backing panel, even on this little V90:





    As you see, the cut I messed up on when the machined bound up is just above the CAPT side DU cutout.

    I also cut out the MCP and EFIS slots. My MCP is the old CPFlight RS232 one, which is smaller than the real one. The cut out is full size though as I plan to eventually make full-size MCP and EFIS'. In the meantime, I'll mount the current MCP in panel that covers the whole.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    I have done all the VCarvePro files for the B737NG MIP sub panels, happy to share if you want them! I'll try to get them into the downloads area later on..

    Cheers, Gwyn

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Hi Warren,

    Nice to see you start building again my friend

    It looks perfect, keep up the good work and post as many pictures as possible.

    Nick

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1150 View Post
    Hi Warren,

    Nice to see you start building again my friend

    It looks perfect, keep up the good work and post as many pictures as possible.

    Nick

    Nick, I have you to thank, my friend. Flying your setup got me energized, re-focused me, and gave me the needed info to solve the issues I was having.

    I'm hoping to have the MIP painted and installed this weekend (No electronics... just the monitors for now). Necessarily, I will have to install the frame to support the overhead first, as once the MIP goes in, I won't be getting behind it.

    Warren

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by Westozy View Post
    I have done all the VCarvePro files for the B737NG MIP sub panels, happy to share if you want them! I'll try to get them into the downloads area later on..

    Cheers, Gwyn
    Gwyn, I would really appreciate access to your vcarve files... I'm still learning the software, and if anything, it will give me some squared away FS Panel oriented examples to learn from. My ultimate goal is to be able to make whatever panels I want.

    Cheers,

    Warren

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    Quote Originally Posted by fsaviator View Post
    Nick, I have you to thank, my friend. Flying your setup got me energized, re-focused me, and gave me the needed info to solve the issues I was having.

    I'm hoping to have the MIP painted and installed this weekend (No electronics... just the monitors for now). Necessarily, I will have to install the frame to support the overhead first, as once the MIP goes in, I won't be getting behind it.

    Warren
    It was my pleasure Warren Keep up posting pics Warren and hopefully soon we will fly online together !!!

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    Re: Made my first cuts with my CNC

    looking very good! did you cut multiple pieces and the bound them together? or did you cut a section and then moved the whole MIP over and cut another section?

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