R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2006, 12:45 PM   #16
Tech Master
adamge's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Saskatoon,SK Canada
Posts: 1,654
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

kcinc.com is another option.
adamge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 04:37 PM   #17
Tech Elite
PitCrew's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Seattle Indoor Raceway
Posts: 2,129

Originally Posted by THE DARKSIDE
No doubt there, I bet most of the people on here would fall over if they actually knew what it cost to buy one of these machines.

Well, you can get a very small CNC machine for around $40k new. Goes up from there to over a million.

I just got back from the IMTS in chicago. Its a machine tool show. Got to see all the latest and greatest in machining. Awesome stuff.

I have never cut CF, so I don't really know what it takes. its mostly 2d though, and I bet some guys have some slick fixturing for it, like vacuum fixturing or something that just sucks the plate down. Maybe poke a few holes and screw it down to a block or something...

I've been doing this for almost 10 years, since right out of high school. I can tell you there is more to it than just pluging in some numbers. Especially when you get into 4 and 5 axis stuff..

But, like I say, for guys set up to do CF, they probably have it down pretty good. I get approached frequently to do RC related stuff, mostly a few parts, and unfortunatly even though I would love to do the stuff, it would be just WAY to expensive to do it.
PitCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2006, 05:55 PM   #18
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 77

Thanks for all of the replies!

PitCrew, I am an engineer and understand what it takes. Most people use a small CNC router, which can be had for much less than the equipment you are referencing. Still, it's not cheap or simple.

Thanks again!

Yankey is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
carbon fiber look? Nitro Herb Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 11 12-28-2007 06:33 PM
carbon fiber i_got_m8_4_$85 Electric On-Road 14 04-08-2006 05:36 PM
Carbon Fiber FT TC3 boomer01 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 10-05-2005 12:25 PM
Carbon Fiber Tc3 ALBERTO R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 36 10-13-2004 04:05 PM
Carbon-fiber Hop-ups windtunnel Web Links 1 01-19-2003 11:59 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:14 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0