Been a while since I posted any pics, attached is a picture of the throttle lever prototype parts I cut out. These are going into my Airbus A320 cockpit simulator. I am planning on buying a Fireball V90, but man, that little plastic wonder sure cuts well! Has anyone else built and used a Big Bear DIY router? If so, what kind of results do you get with it? I have a tiny bit of Z axis wobble (looks like less than 1/128th) due to the drive screw being free-wheeling on the bottom end. Once I put a bushing on it I might even be able to route a PCB with it.
Personally I'd think twice about ordering a Fireball CNC as they seem to have
supply problems and unable to ship in a reasonable time unless "whenever it gets
there" is a reasonable time for you.
This is also followed with poor attitude toward customers.
If you ask about your order it will be cancelled, and the owner LEN will call
you names on the public forum because you don't understand what a favor he is
doing for you be making you such a machine.
Exact quote in public forum from Len
"I would totally believe the “troll alert”, but he did pay for a machine, so now
I think he is just someone who wants to be a trouble maker. Frankly, I am not
going to put my blood and sweat into a product to sell to someone like that. You
are right, I don’t have patience for him. His very entry into my world was at
the wrong angle.
As long as LEN is around stay away or order at your own risk.
If you complain on their forum it will be removed, who knows what problems they
have since they get removed.
If he doesn't have patience for a paying customer that asked about their order I
can't imagine what happens if you have a problem with what you get.
This is my experience and hopefully help you decide on your purchase.