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Flitetest airplane plans

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by arc1979, May 5, 2016.

  1. arc1979

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    Has anyone had any luck cutting plans from flitetest? Ive seen a video on youtube of a guy using an OX to cut out a airplane kit but Ive yet to figure inkscape out enough to be able to do it on my own.
     
  2. JustinTime

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    I've been cutting plans from FliteTest. They are no different from other plans. They come in .pdf format which has to be converted to .dxf (for use in SketchUp) and then SketchUcam has to be applied and the g-code generated. Worked perfectly for me.
     
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    I've seen that video also, although I haven't tried it yet myself.
    JustinTime, what bit did you use?
     
  4. arc1979

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    JustinTime, what program are you using to convert the files to DXF? I have tried inkscape and I am not having any luck with any usable files.
     
  5. Rob Taylor

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    Inkscape should be able to directly generate the G-code from the PDFs with [the pre-included extension] GCodeTools. I've had consistently excellent results (and I have almost zero Inkscape experience!).
     
  6. David the swarfer

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    oddly, I tried to get some gcode out of inkscape and totally failed, watched videos, read help, etc etc, just no joy at all.
     
  7. Rob Taylor

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    How odd! Yeah, I've imported SVGs and even copied/pasted rasters to path-trace, and it hasn't skipped a beat on any of it. v0.91 on Win7 here.
     
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