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Sun Wind II Progress - Update 6

It's all ready. I've now completed everything I needed to in order to attempt my first try at laser cutting. Hopefully sometime this week I can give it a go.

Here is the latest update on the Sun Wind II RC sailboat:

RC sailboat laser cut frames

I've also been busy modeling other parts. Here is a custom main sail boom that I'll try. Not sure if it's strong enough, but it's made from two lamination's of 1/16" plywood in the core, and two lamination's of 1/32" on each side (four total 1/32" lamination's). I'll epoxy them together and see if it's strong enough. I expect that it will be, but if not then I'll go back to Sketchup and try again.

RC sailboat main sail boom laser cut


Here is a servo arm I modeled that came with the Hitec HS815BB servo.

RC sailboat servo arm

Finally, here is a custom sail control arm that I'll mount to the servo arm above. It's made from six lamination's of 1/32" plywood for a total thickness of 3/16". This view is from underneath so that you can see the servo arm. The crazy, somewhat random, pattern of both the boom and the servo arm is just for fun and to give it a different look. I'll see how it looks in reality and adjust if needed. But on Sketchup Pro, I kinda like the funky look of it. Each layer has its own design.


RC sailboat sail control arm

The plywood has arrived from National Balsa, the files are ready, and I'm hoping to laser cut this week!


Peace!



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