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5 month(ish) hiatus

posted Apr 19, 2015, 6:52 PM by Lewis Baumstark
I spent most of the winter and early spring working on an earlier-deadline project, so it's only been in the last couple of weeks I've gotten back to this.  The main progress was:
  1. rebuilding the crank generator
  2. putting the "heat sink" details on the power cell and gun mount
  3. lots of wood putty and sanding

Right now it's in three separate pieces:
  1. Cyclotron and synchronous generator
  2. Power cell, EDA/Booster, crank generator, and gun mount
  3. Ion arm
The plan is to cast each of these separately in fiberglass, then glue together with bondo, bolts, etc.  I might separate the cyclotron from the synchronous generator and cast them individually.  It'll be more work, but it'll let me adjust the rotation of the cyclotron to be level with the bumper.  I'm a little worried about that detail.


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