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Old 03-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #251
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Re: Composite Warbird Build 1/7th P-40E Warhawk Mould How To

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I couldn't find my old homemade hotwire cutter. (an old battery charger, a block of wood, two copper pipes, and a guitar string worked just fine for many moons...)
This is a small investment that will save many, many, hours of cutting balsa ribs, or paying for the laser cutting etc...
I have to say, it's a beautiful little tool that I should've bought 30 years ago.
The wires it uses can be bent to shape. A small Vee profile around the perimeter of a rib might do well to hold the cabosil/milled fibre goo in place during assembly.

What you see in the photos is the aluminum cutting template in white and the foam rib in blue.
I first printed paper templates to scale and later transfered the paper template to the aluminum shown here.
Here's a tip - check your yellow pages for custom eavestrough - they buy aluminum sheet stock by the roll...

Proxxon Tools, Hotwire Cutter Thermocut 12/E (12v DC)

12v, 60w, 50/60Hz

Cutting Wire Temperature
300 - 660 F
(150 - 350 C)

Maximum Extension
7.9" (200mm)

Cutting Height
5-3/4" (150mm)

Wire (NiCr8020)
11.4" Long, 20 gauge

0 lbs (3.0kg)

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