Adapter fabrication

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

Fuselage Details

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.

Step 3

3D printing

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.

step 4

machining

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.