Dangerous mood

After such a long construction period one must be careful not to make any shortcuts. It remains necessary to keep thinking about the things you do. So, what is wrong in this picture ?

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This is the vacuum bag around the final laminate of one of the carbon beam anchors. Rule nr. 1 in vacuum bagging is to put no other parts in the bag except the epoxy laminate. And certainly not a rotatable shaft and bearings that needs to be dismantled again. What a stupid mistake. The epoxy has glued everything firmly together. D!#$* it was a hell of a job and only with brute force, an angle grinder and a hot gas flame the temporary shaft gave up his firmly connection with the carbon anchors.

The image below shows how it has to be done and this experience has put me back on earth again.

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Anyhow, at the end I have 4 beam anchor assembly’s ready to put in the beams. And yes, that means I’ve finally started the build of the beams. More about that later.

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2 Responses to Dangerous mood

  1. dallasab says:

    Henny is building BEAMS!!! YES!!! (I’ve been pestering the poor guy for a couple years now to lead the way as I’ve already had issues with building out these pieces.) Thanks Henny! šŸ™‚

  2. Lowry, Curt W. says:

    My sympathies, and thank you for the sobering reminder. And thank you very much for the excellent work and documentation all along so far.

    Best regards, Curt Lowry

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