As I mentioned in the prior post, we are working hard to raise 'production values' of our aircraft out of the realm of old fashioned ultralights.
We've just added CNC aluminum parts as a standard part of our kit ultralight aircraft. (You can buy our nearly complete kit aircraft, with a welded chromalloy steel fuselage, for $8000, which includes all of the parts pictured below, and much much more....).
All of our aluminum parts are delivered straight from the CNC machine, still 'in tabs' (the part is still connected via tabs in the billet aluminum it was cut from). You need to cut the parts out of the billet with a bandsaw and deburr them with a sander, or scotchbrite or a steel brush or a deburring machine. You also need to drill final holes. We do this to save machining time, and it allows us to sell these parts at ridiculously low prices.
Here's pics of most of the parts, along with comparison weights:
|Elevator Torque Reverser -- $35|
|Flaperon Idler Bellcrank -- $40|
|Heel Brake -- $30 each.|
|Jury Strut attachment fitting -- $35|
|Big Honking Lift Strut Attachment Fitting -- $100 each|
|Aluminum Pivot in Steel Control Stick Assembly -- Pivot is $35|
The above picture also shows an old fashioned control assembly (steel structure part). We still are selling these fairly complex steel parts for $250 each, and one is included in our aircraft kits. We have developed an aluminum version, but aren't ready to sell it yet. FWIW, the steel version which we are still selling weighs 6.6 ounces.
|Elevator Torque Reverser installed in aircraft.|
|Rudder Pedal -- $40|
|Y Lift Strut Attachment|
That concludes my aluminum CNC part roundup.