Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Morning

well, over a week since I've posted anything here. More due to work really. Another long week of 10 hour days, but finally as of Friday I have the damn thing under control I think, so it might ease up next week.

Meanwhile Mark has again been busy, and has nutted out how to do 4'6" drivers. While there still has to be the profile sorted its moving on. I guess I'll have to do some work on leaning how to drive this CAD thingy.

As an offshoot of this, and just kicking some things around, how much would people be willing to pay for a Ab kit? I'll point out at this point that the 2mm guys pay in the region of $200 for a kit without wheels or gears, so you won't get much change from $300 (well, maybe none).


Anonymous said...

Hell $300 is really reasonable, I'm guessing you will be making etched and RP bits for the chassis and the body

Cabbage said...

Cabbage adds it up...
Yes the wheels alone have cost $60 so far and this is just the master for the castings
The mould will cost another $60 and the brass out of that will be $3-5 each
I haven't thought about the cost of turning it but if you say $20/hrs for me and the lathe, the first one (or should that be the first 3 or 4 cockups before I get it all sorted and get a good one) will take probably 4hrs and after that I think I could get 8-10 wheels per hour. Therefore the turning cost would be $2 per wheel
After adding all this up best case would be $6 cost
$40 for a set of Ab wheels
$50 for a set of K/J wheels

I get the feeling that this project is going to be a cooperative effort so if anybody has an epiphany of how something can be done scribble it down somewhere, scan it and send it to the head druff