No such thing as dumb questions, otherwise I wouldn't have a job   ;-)


* Especially not in a collegiate rocket club.

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Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [psas-airframe] Not so much lasers...

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:30:03PM -0800, Andrew Greenberg wrote:
> > So I've gotten quite a bit of feedback from people on laser cutting the
> > avionics plates, and the answer is, in general, "bad idea".
> Dumb queston from someone who hasn't been following closely enough:
> any reason these can't be done with a drill press and some patience?
> I have both, if that helps.  Tapping the holes is going to take a
> while anyway.

I don't think the holes are tapped.

Definitely not a dumb question.

If i had CNC access i'd do this with a piece of MDF and two steel pins.
Two tool changes per part, not a big deal.

Maybe the PSU ME shop?

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