FatYak – Making the parts

Mateos sent us a plan for his YakZilla park flyer, Robus put on his project hat and we got to it…

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The super cool CNC cutter with sticker sheet loaded into it

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Plans were scanned into the magical vector program and cut as stickers, here they are with transfer sheet ver them

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Peeling the transfer sheet

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Last bit

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The stickers were then applied to a bit of hardboard

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To the shed!

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One of those ‘Photosynth’ pictures, looks cool on my phone!

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Fire up the bandsaw! Robus cutting around the stickers on the hardoard to make templates

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And again…

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Quickly knock up a hot wire using a bit of nitinol, a 12v battery & a power supply

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Hot wire cutter take 2, battery wasn’t good enough, it was replaced with this fancy shmancy power unit we knocked up years ago (and still works!)

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Screw the templates onto the foam block

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Pop the whole lot through the hot wire cutter

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Keep going…

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Put your back into it!

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Tah dah! We now have the parts cut in 100mm EPP, these will then be sliced into 9mm versions. Hopefully.


A while later we set up another jig and cut the bits into slices


Oh yeah!


Quality Assurance check!

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