Casey Zechmann's Blog (5)

Aluminum Sheet

Where is the best place to buy Aluminum Sheet? Thanks

Casey

Added by Casey Zechmann on September 3, 2010 at 10:09pm — 6 Comments

Cad Drawings

I am scratch building my zenith 701. I am looking for the best method in drawing the parts on the computer and printing them on paper. What software has builders used and can you send me the link for the download? Thanks for your help.

Added by Casey Zechmann on August 18, 2010 at 6:21pm — 4 Comments

Paint Scheme

Everyone has been a great help in helping me decide on the best power plant and have given me good input on the different types of aluminum. I have a couple more questions I want to bring to the group.



1. Anyone have any good ideas on a homemade bending brake you could send me? I have checked with local shops and they do not have the 1/8 bending radius set up on their machines. Most have told me unless I am going to have them bend a large amount of aluminum, it isn't work their time to… Continue

Added by Casey Zechmann on July 31, 2010 at 6:27pm — 5 Comments

2024-T3 alcad aluminum vs 6061-T6

The plans show an optional material that can be used is the 2024-T3. Has anyone used this in place of the 6061? What are the benefits of it?

Casey

Added by Casey Zechmann on July 31, 2010 at 10:48am — 3 Comments

New Builder

Ok, I just purchased the plans and I am debating on building from component kits or scratch building and buying the more complex parts. Any recommendations???? Also, what do you all think of the 1.3 Raven for a power plant?
Casey

Added by Casey Zechmann on July 27, 2010 at 8:24am — 6 Comments

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