I didn’t get much time to work on the CNC in the last time as i’m in exam period at university. But i finally finished the frame:
The motors arrived so i hope i will be able to do a first test soon.
The steel parts are dry and i started assembling the carriages:
Gold, silver, and black go together nicely, the parts sometimes not. But after a second look in the manual and use of force everything fits.
Moving the z-carriage up and down during assembly is quite cumbersome, I attached my drill to the threaded rod to turn it and move it easily.
Up next will be the X-axis and testing the electronics, as the motors should arrive soon.
Today i finally got my ShapeOko 2 kit. I’ve been wanting a CNC for years and the ShapeOko seemed like a good start on a low budget. I got mine from the one shop im germany that sells and they changed some details, like converting all the screws and measurements to the metric system.
Here are all the parts laid out, motors and electronics have to arrive yet.
The steel panels are unfinished so i will have to paint them first.
Thats all for now, i have to go get paint
Today was the first flight of my Airship. I met at the Modellflugausstellung Uetze with the Silentrunner-Crew. They were the ones who brought me into Airships, and the design of the ship is theirs. After a couple of problems in the beginning it flew really well.
Now a couple of pictures, i will add a Video later.
The ship is about 2,20m long. As you can see it is nowhere near finished as there is a lot of tape involved…
EDIT: Now with video!
See it flying here: