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No New Posts Hello from the scratchbuilders guide!

An eclectic mix/mashup of forum and blog, a place to publish your modelling and design exploits to a wider audience.

4 6 Procrastination, 'the thief of time'
by andy
Dec 15, 2018 21:00:21 GMT
No New Posts Start your blog, add pics etc

It's pretty darn easy really

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2 2 How to start your blog or build log (part one...)
by Admin
Jan 29, 2016 16:00:23 GMT

Loose Talk

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No New Posts Come in and say hello...

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7 20 Hi from So Cal..
by andy
Jun 9, 2016 20:35:52 GMT
No New Posts Scratchbuilders bucket list

Tell us about your 'must-build's' before you die!

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4 8 de Havilland Gypsy moth (DH 60)
by andy
Nov 12, 2015 16:26:15 GMT
No New Posts Shootin' the breeze...

The scratchbuilder's heads up!

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36 57 JB's STRIX 4S parallel charge board
by andy
Nov 2, 2017 8:44:42 GMT
No New Posts Modeller's guides & information

A place to add links to your favorite informative websites.

Sub-board: Useful data for modellers

12 12 J Bardwell's Betaflight 3.4 setup guide
by andy
Jul 24, 2018 14:42:02 GMT
No New Posts On the bench

It's a work in progress...

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3 8 A new PC, a new dawn!
by andy
Jan 8, 2018 22:53:15 GMT

Events

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No New Posts What's going on, and where?

Feel free to post upcoming events here, and in the calendar

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7 7 RC, Scale & Control Line British National Championships
by Admin
Feb 14, 2018 20:50:33 GMT

Design & Build Projects

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No New Posts Tri-Copters

Three motors on your multi? Post here please..

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No New Posts Quadcopters

Four is the magic number here..

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7 82 The Wasp! (a 250 size quadcopter)
by andy
Jul 21, 2018 19:42:36 GMT
No New Posts Hexacopters

Six motors in whatever config.

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No New Posts Octocopters

Big heavy-lifting behemoths here..

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No New Posts Micro Multirotors

It could be a lot of fun, and a test of ingenuity, but micro fpv indoors?.....we have the technology!

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1 19 And now on to the ‘Dingo 100’ micro quad.
by andy
Jul 18, 2017 20:35:33 GMT
No New Posts Camera gimbals

self build gimbal projects, 2-axis, 3-axis, setting up tips etc.

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1 1 2 axis gimbal build!
by andy
Jun 25, 2015 10:27:59 GMT
No New Posts Model Aircraft

Feel free to chart the progress, joys and frustrations of your model aircraft projects here.

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3 26 Eurofighter EF2000 Typhoon!
by andy
Oct 24, 2016 10:12:57 GMT
No New Posts Land Vehicles

Please post your ground vehicle related builds and designs here

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No New Posts Boat Builds

Waterborne vehicle builds here please!

1 2 1965 Navy Fire Tender.
by andy
Jul 24, 2015 20:37:32 GMT
No New Posts Model Railways

Scratchbuilds lend themselves to model railways, tell us about yours here!

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2 3 Anne peak Applicators, a sad day for modellers
by andy
May 13, 2016 22:33:22 GMT
No New Posts The Fettler’s Arms

Deserving of a board of its own, we think. Enter here for discussions about materials and products we use to build with, plastics, CF, balsa etc etc, their merits and pitfalls.

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1 2 Suitable materials for multi-rotor projects??
by andy
Aug 20, 2015 14:04:03 GMT

Building from plans or kits

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No New Posts Helicopter Kit Builds

If you’re putting together a heli, share it in here

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No New Posts Multi-Rotor Kits

Post your build logs in here please

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1 10 David RC Explorer Windestal's v2.6 Tricopter build
by andy
Sept 17, 2017 16:23:59 GMT
No New Posts Building boats from a plan

If you've tackled a boat build at some stage, here's the place to tell us about it

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No New Posts Building wheeled vehicles from a plan

If you've followed a plan for a car, bike or whatever (with wheels) good, bad or downright ugly, then tell us about it here!
If you're staring at a box full of bits, you have our sympathy & empathy!

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1 1 RC Motorscooter
by andy
Jun 22, 2015 9:51:32 GMT
No New Posts Model aircraft

post your off plan build experiences, tips & tricks! :-)

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9 140 38” Span (1/12th scale) F-4 Phantom Pulse Jet powered
by andy
Jun 7, 2019 21:02:58 GMT

Vintage, yeah, old stuff!

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No New Posts Vintage builds

Take a little reversion therapy, and tell us how it was, nice and slowly now...

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1 2 Ben Buckle vintage build
by andy
Aug 10, 2015 18:50:39 GMT

CAD

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No New Posts SketchUp 'Make' & 'Pro'

Powerful 3D sketching software with online community. Comes in free 'Make' version or advanced 'Pro' v for business.

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1 2 The brave new world!
by andy
May 20, 2016 10:31:57 GMT
No New Posts CAD Tutorials

Show us how you make you computer CAD package sing and dance

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4 6 Understanding CAD and what it can do for you
by andy
Jun 4, 2016 16:55:30 GMT
No New Posts Autodesk

The board for anything Autodesk related, problems, triumphs, tips and amazing tricks!

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3 3 Glad to be CAD! STEM challenge, maybe not just for schools!
by andy
Feb 23, 2018 11:28:13 GMT
No New Posts CorelDraw

If CorelDraw is your CAD package of choice, tell us all about it here

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No New Posts SolidWorks

Please post interesting stuff you’ve learned using SolidWorks here

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No New Posts 2D Design

The school’s choice!

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No New Posts Open Source (Free) CAD-ware

Free as the air, but well capable!

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Sub-boards: FreeCAD, XTrackCAD

3 4 FreeCAD tutorials by Martham Engineering
by andy
Oct 16, 2015 14:44:38 GMT

Search for stuff to make yourself

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No New Posts Downloadable and printout plans for models

In the digital age, it's easy to forget the good old plan. Print it out and get building!

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1 1 Outerzone is your friend...!
by andy
Nov 20, 2015 9:38:19 GMT

Machine technology, Lasers, CNC, 3D print etc

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No New Posts Laser Cutters/Engravers

The wonderful world of laser cutters!

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2 5 Our Denford CO2 laser cutter/engraver
by andy
Mar 17, 2016 9:41:49 GMT
No New Posts CNC milling technology

What are you cutting on your machines?

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2 9 My Ooznest Ox CNC mill
by andy
Jun 8, 2018 20:20:32 GMT
No New Posts Vacuum Forming

Anything that sucks!

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1 8 My attempt at the art of vacuum forming!
by andy
Aug 19, 2017 11:15:00 GMT
No New Posts 3D Print machines and technologies

Please come and educate us in this hot new ‘black art’ technology!

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1 3 Laminated Prusa i3
by andy
Jan 20, 2019 22:42:47 GMT
No New Posts Other workshop machinery & tools

Discuss lathes, drill presses, hacksaws to scalpel blades here (anything to make this hobby easier)

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4 15 Wiha tool set from Xiaomi
by andy
Oct 4, 2017 12:07:51 GMT

Electronics for modellers

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No New Posts Flight Controllers & ancillaries of amazingness & mention-ability!

They come in many 'flavors' but basically keep your multi in the air, and occasionally bring it home safely when you are unable to.

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10 18 DYS XBR220 XBR-F3 F3 Flight Control
by andy
Apr 27, 2019 11:48:57 GMT
No New Posts Reviews & information for users of fpv equipment

Add a review or heads-up about new equipment or simply tips to get things working better..

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17 24 Firefly Hawkeye Micro action cam (1080)
by andy
May 26, 2018 15:36:41 GMT
No New Posts R/C gear

God bless it eh?

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6 19 Frsky&EACHINE XSR-E D16 2.4G 16CH Dual Telemetry Receiver SB
by andy
Nov 28, 2017 17:59:20 GMT
No New Posts Electronic Projects for modellers

Fun with chips and other such components

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No New Posts For sale

Recycle your surplus gear here.
Please note: Members buy and sell here at their own risk.
To sell an item here you need to attain the status of 'Junior member' which requires 5 posts.

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4 9 Taranis X9D transmitter for sale SOLD!
by andy
Oct 7, 2016 10:35:52 GMT
No New Posts Trade suppliers

Traders and suppliers of any associated merchandise are welcome to post product reviews & news here.
If you'd like a section of your own, just mail the forum admin.

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Sub-boards: uavcentral, fpvlarge Custom Quad Frames

2 3 Welcome to Fpvlarge!
by andy
Jul 1, 2016 16:45:32 GMT

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No New Posts GDPR & Privacy Policy

Policy adopted and inherited from site host 'ProBoards'

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1 1 Privacy Policy & GDPR
by Admin
May 18, 2018 11:17:02 GMT

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