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    I been having a lot of fun making drones with Designer software Designer lets you quickly make thin shell body's then carve them! bigger ones export using Sculptor for larger machines. I only wish Designer had a wider job size to fit the big rigs.


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    Right now I am using maple and for the bigger ones I use 1" MDF. I hoping to do some Vacuum press soon.

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    Anything over 14" needs to be off center then saved to Lightwave or other 3D software to mirror. Here is what it looks like the job size is 15 wide. I think this could be a good class project.

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    Cool! Is the 14" limit a Designer limit or just a Carvewright machine limit? I'd be very tested to draw that with the tools that came with the basic Designer. If you draw within the 14" limit, could you export as a STL file and import into an external program where it can be scaled to any size you like? FreeCad comes to mind as a cheap way to do it and if it starts getting too angular you can increase the triangulation.

    I've been tempted to buy some cheaper fpv transmitters and flight controllers from Banggood.com and build something larger than the midgets I've been flying. With the free shipping it's hard to say no to the advertisements in my mail.

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    Looks great, but can the play music?
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    So these are 2-sided carves? How thin is "thin"?
    Yes two sided around 1/8 thick once you make the top all is needed is to copy the top puff to the back side, invert the shape then using the cut tool you can check the thickness as a cross section.

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    The max you can set in y in the software is 15" however that will give you 14" to 16" propeller spacing if done like the pattern above... that's a large quad overall as normal props are around 8"

    If you draw within the 14" limit, could you export as a STL file and import into an external program where it can be scaled to any size you like?
    yes the STL that Designers makes are fine scaling them up is not a big issue but i like to stay 1:1 if i can.

    Bangood is fine I not had any issues ordering with them.

    In a way finding all the parts is part of the fun. Overall the cost in not bad once you pay for the radio I running the spectrum.
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