Author: Myong Geon Kim Email: [email protected]
Date: Last modified on <06/20/19>
Keywords: Tutorial, how to, step-by-step, Balsa glider
Readers of this tutorial assumes the reader has the following background and interests:
* Full understanding of laser cutter tutorial : INTRO TUTORIAL
The rest of this tutorial is presented as follows:
To complete this tutorial, you'll need the following items
|PART NAME/DESCRIPTION||VENDOR||VENDOR Number or URL||PRICE||QTY|
|Full Spectrum Laser Pro 36×24||Full Spectrum Laser||http://fslaser.com/||~$14,000 with options||1|
|Balsa Wood 1/8 X 4 X 36in||Amazon.com||https://www.amazon.com/Balsa-Wood-Shop-1144IH-36in/dp/B00YV6ZQC6||26.30||1|
|Balsa Wood 1/16 X 6 X 36in||Amazon.com||https://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Balsa-Sheets-32-MID6601/dp/B000BRSNYW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Midwest+Balsa+Sheets+1%2F32+x+6+x+36&qid=1561067450&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1||42.84||1|
|Standard White - 2.5“ Round Labels||sheetlabels.com||https://www.sheetlabels.com/labels/SL108-WUP?sheet_qty=25&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=165792904&utm_adgroup=47541891018&utm_term=&utm_pmt=&utm_device=c&gclid=CjwKCAjw3azoBRAXEiwA-_64OqvIDu7nH4iA-OqX8_G0p2ypn5buCaMiFjuYwb2cC4CcZYgVFqXRdRoCmYgQAvD_BwE||9.99||1|
|Bauxko 4” x 9“ Reclosable Poly Bags||Amazon.com||https://www.amazon.com/Bauxko-Reclosable-Poly-Bags-x-PB3716-Case/dp/B0108JVLM8/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=bauxko+4+x+9&qid=1561073908&s=office-products&sr=1-3-catcorr||66.02||1|
This section gives step-by-step instructions along with photos to make balsa glider.
Put 1/8 balsa sheet on laser cutter.
This is body part.
As you can see in photo, Put magnets on balsa sheet.
balsa sheet is very light so we need to make sure that it is not moving during laser cutting.
Check the work place and put magnet on the secure position where is not covering the cutting space.
Using this svg file to cut body parts. body svg file
As you can see in this picture, set speed 100% power 10% current 100%
Then Cut. Make sure that cutting red line first.
balsa sheet is very light so keep your eyes on laser cuter if blow parts are not covering the path.
Final part looks like this.
Clean the area after cutting.
Put 1/16 Balsa sheet on the laser cutter.
This is wing parts.
Put magnets on the sheet.
This time we will put magnets on another place because path is different from body part.
Put two magnets on 4 inches from the left side. 1 inch from top and bottom.
And two magnets on 7.5 inches from the right side. 1 inch from top and bottom.
Looks like this.
Using this svg file to cut wing parts. wing svg file
For 1/16 sheet, Setting is little bit difficult because sheet is very thin.
For DASL logo, Set speed 100 Power 0.2 current 50%
For cutting, Set speed 100 power 10 current 50%
Final part looks like this.
Make a weight for glider.
Cut the soldering wire by 2 inches.
Wind it in front of glider.
Prepare vinyl bag.
Make dasl logo label using printer.
Here is word file for label.label
Attach the lable and put glider parts in the bag.
For questions, clarifications, etc, Email: [email protected]