Tag: Design

My Toolset Part 2: The X-Carve

Many people ask what tools I use to create my cockpit panels. Here is my most used tool to get the job done. X-Carve 1000mm X 1000mm CNC: I’ve been using the X-Carve since it was first released as the Shapeoko. I absolutely love this tool. Since I primarily only cut wood on it, I …

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Motion Platform R&D

I’ve been trying to design my own motion platform for awhile now. Before starting on the mechanics, which is the hard part for me as I’m not that mechanically inclined. I started with electronics design and communication from X-Plane. I chose to start with the ArdSimX Interface for communication to control stepper motors, based on …

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Flight Sim Build #3: 3D Printed Instrument Panels

Weeks of work went into this upgrade. I redesigned the main panels in Adobe Illustrator and cut them on the CNC (only 6 tries to get it right this time).Each panel was designed meticulously using Autodesk Fusion 360, which has become my new go-to for anything that needs to be 3D printed or CNC cut/engraved. …

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