Saturday, April 14, 2007

Continued Working on Dome Drive

After a rare day off from building yesterday, I resumed work on the dome drive.

First, I needed to cut a shaft adapter that is longer that the ones used on the feet, since this one has to pass through the frame and wheel. More hacksawing through solid steel.



Next, I trimmed a couple of corners off of my dome drive bar (again hacksawing through steel), and then drilled the pivot hole.



I drilled a hole in the frame and attached the dome drive with a 1/4" bolt, using some washers to help with the spacing and to distribute the stress. The fit seems pretty much perfect. I'm using a foot shaft adapter as a temporary stand-in, until I can drill the longer piece that I cut today.



Oh yeah, and I also visited the R2 mailbox closest to my house (about 11 miles away). This mailbox is in Newport Beach, CA.

2 comments:

Matthew Henricks said...

Victor,

Where in Newport is the Mailbox?

Victor Franco said...

Matthew,

3014 Balboa Blvd.

-Victor