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TOPIC: Tooling & Cage designs section

Tooling & Cage designs section 4 months 4 weeks ago #43

Hi Guys , id like to start is a topic on tools and equipment ideas to be used for making Frames and fabricating fittings and parts for our project , these tools would be generally for the home builder and maybe those without access to industrial machines ( CNC routers , Milling machnies , Welders etc) and given the low volume and nature of the parts we will need they should be affordable for the common man ...

I have designed an relatively simple Tube bender for forming hoops and cage rings (Not built yet but plans will be added here on Monday )
I have a 3d Printer , My DIY CNC router (being upgraded for larger work area at Moment ) , Drill Press, Metal cutting chop saw , Various drills Angle grinders Etc

having seen the work by new member Simon it strike me that the need to create our frames could benefit with a section to throw these ideas into the collective pot..

For Paramotor frames and Cages 2 DIY designs come to mind , Sunny Paramotor ( by Lasersabre on Youtube) and the Skybolt DIY frame

Just thought up this post so will edit it later to add the links feel free to add any other options that come to mind ..

Cheers guys

gazaman been around a while and with good ideas

another design you may already know about

novel approach to frame build check out his website for build details

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Last Edit: by Wannabeaflyer. Reason: added links

Tooling & Cage designs section 4 months 3 weeks ago #45

Great idea. Maybe even create a whole new category in the main forum. We could call it "Tools, cages and other accessories"... or something like that.

Any idea for a good category name? For the time being, I call it as mentioned ;-)

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Tooling & Cage designs section 4 months 3 weeks ago #46

Hi Bo loving the way this forum is developing , if you don't mind i'll try to spread the word through other EPPG diy Enthusiasts and try to bring other contributors to the site , Will swing by The paragliderforum and let them know what your doing here as they seemed quite keen when I checked out some of the posts .. As for the Title I think you nailed it with your description , so by all means change it to that :-)

Did I mention I cant wait to get my motor back and actually start moving this project forward LOL :-)

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Tooling & Cage designs section 4 months 3 weeks ago #48

By all means, spread the word :-)
Pleace, don't say "what I'm doing here". I can only take credit for the initiative. Everything else is about all the contributors... not the least you. The first forum member ;-).

But yes, it's fantastic with so many interesting topics in such a short time. I guess the need for such forum and the timing was just right.

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Tooling & Cage designs section 4 months 1 week ago #66

Hi Guys Attached is the Idea I have for making a tube roller out of general material most people will have around , This was designed for my CNC but can just as easily be constructed using regular tools fit the Drawing template are printed 1:1 and stuck to 18mm Marine Ply before Cutting and Drilling to shape .. Feel free to critique the design as its not set in stone and can be modified

I'm at work now so later today i'll pad out the information ref materials and possible build spec ..
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