ShankRC (

Custom Built R/C Aircraft and Laser Cutting Service

30% Super Decathlon Update

At this point I have 34 hours of total build time in this project and should have no problem having it framed up for display at a local RC flea market coming up in 4 weeks.  After building hand cut and/or die crunched kits for the better part of 32 years, I can’t say enough about the speed and ease with which a laser cut kit goes together.  Combined with CAD drawn parts and plans, the laser cut parts fit together perfectly…the first time…with no sanding required.  The charring on the wood edges can mostly be removed with a few light strokes of 120 grit sandpaper (the thicker plywoods require a bit more elbow grease) if you so choose but it has no effect on the ability of glues to soak into the wood for a good bond.

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