what does it take to make an adapter?
In some cases, it’s possible to design an adapter for Project Cedrus with the simple trace of your mast profile and a few dimensions from your fuselage. Or, I can coordinated shipment of your mast using my FedEx account and measure complex geometry myself to ensure a perfect fit.
Trace original mast
Trace your original mast on a sheet of white paper. Only a few dimensions are needed, and the photo is imported to CAD for 3D modeling
Provide details on any pockets in your fuselage, so that Project Cedrus can have a seamless fit. This step is easier with a set of calipers, or I am happy to help if you send the fuselage to me for evaluation.
To ensure a perfect fit, a 3D printed sample part is produced. This allows me to confirm hole spacing and fuselage fitment. This step if required for fuselages with a tuttle-like interface, including Moses, MFC, and Lift. More simple bolted connections do not require this step.
Your adapter is machined out of a chunk of 6061-T6 aluminum by a local machinist. The part is then sent to anodizing at a local metal finishing shop.