I started the project in july 2017. Thanks to pacificmeister, this project changed my life.
Come from computing engineering to this (3D prinrting, soldering, carbon fiber…) and here is my build,
I made 3 builds yet, this is my second one, full carbon home made board,
Direct outrunner 63mm, 5" pitch propeller .
The 63mm can be a good choice if you weighs less than 70kg like me, but for heavier people it doesnot have enough power…
I can give some details by PM
Beautiful board and overall build!
What technique ir procedure did you use to do such big carbon parts?
Is it possible for a “normal” guy like me to do the same or is there special equipment needed?
nice build, really
"Is it possible for a “normal” guy like me "
Yes but be ready toi invested a lot of time and maybe mone, i was a “normal” guy last year no clue about ESC and carbon Fiber
i “shaped” styrofoam with a hotwire then i used the vacuum techniquefor the carbon fiber.
Total 2 layers of carbon fiber (200gr/sqm) and some reinforcement for the foil plate.
I tried without vacuum and the result was great too like in virus video :
Mistakes i made :
The hatch is to close to the middle of the board so it is a problem to put the front foot and have good balance
Dimensions 167cmx60cm bit too small, tricky at the beginning but fit in my car
Forgot to thank Mat for his awesome work and his video “getting wings” great inspiration.
Hi Bender, I just joined the forum and cannot send you an Inbox, I live in lyon too and would like to see your work, do you plan on testing it anytime soon??
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, I live in lyon too and would like to see your work, do you plan on testing it anytime soon??
due to many water leaks that i tried to solve with many resin layers (i recommand not using multiple glued EPS blanks but only one big )
I had to stop with this prototype, but I will be back soon with something really nice.
I will keep you posted
Like @Mat It would be nice if you could take, edit and post a trace of your learning steps