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Flitetest airplane plans

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

  1. arc1979

    arc1979 New
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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. snokid

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    I've seen that video also, although I haven't tried it yet myself.
    JustinTime, what bit did you use?
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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!).
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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