Hey guys. I managed to successfully make some cuts in some Adams Foam Board and fly the first rc plane that was cut out. It’s actually pretty amazing at how simple and easy everything came together. I received some great advice from the forums and some amazingly helpful people including Ryan and I appreciate that.
My new question is about setting up a touchplate with the Ramps board. I haven’t found any definitive settings or tutorials on how to do this. I have just ordered some bits to start carving on some wood so I’d like to set up some consistency in the depths. This could also be useful in the foam as it’s hit or miss with me manually setting up the home.
Anyway, I couldn’t be happier with this machine as my entry into the cnc world. I’ll include a pic of the plane that I cut out. I think the best part is I’m using a Harbor Freight trim router that was on sale for $17 and their variable speed router speed controller to dial it down so it doesn’t melt the foam. The router came with a 1/8" and 1/4" collet wich was pretty cool and is amazingly quiet. I have it sitting on my kitchen table for now and it’s not overwhelming at all.
If anyone recommends a good touchplate I’d be interested in that as well.