Hey everyone as the title says I'm new to the forum. My interest is aviation and I'm designing my own plane shown below. It will be foam fiberglass construction and I would like a hotwire cutter to cut the cores with. I have designed the plane with multiple sections to make it possible to use hotwired foam cores.
Due to budget constraints I need to keep this as cheap as possible. I figure the absolute smallest machine I could get away with would be 4 axis with each axis moving a minimum of 2 feet. I would like a 3' x 3' if possible.
I have been looking at this site and like what I see. But unfortunately I don't see any way to contact the owners to pick their brains. As mentioned in the site their original machine pictured on the homepage is about 2' x 2', but that was limited by the size of the drawer slides they could find, so I think the 3' x 3' foot is plausible without making it a whole lot more expensive.
My biggest question about the whole thing is the kind of accuracy you can get using this setup?
Any suggestions about common pitfalls to avoid would be appreciated as well.