I was wondering if anyone would be interested in an all aluminium frame cut in Australia (Sydney). I’m currently working in the aircraft maintenance industry and run a small cnc machine on the side to cut aluminium plates for aircraft use.
I was thinking that for beginners and those not seeking max performance that a slightly heavier aluminium frame would be beneficial due to the lower material cost and the ease of manufacturing. There is also the fact that aluminium may well be more forgiving in a crash.
I don’t want to steal or compete for PD’s market since he has put so much work into this project, instead to run a different variant of the open source design for those in Australia (lower shipping and no GST/Import duties). I don’t plan on making the electronics with it at this time (possibility?) so instead referring to PD or another alternative source for the motors etc.