26 Jun 2009

One consequence of the physical build getting ahead of the book is the inherit flying-without-a-net that goes with it, not having a drawing to follow. Last night the steering chapter was finished up so the CAD drawings were compared to the actual chassis to make sure everything’s in the same place… nope. A careless mistake of measuring off the edge of a tube instead of the centerline means the steering rack mounts are offset. It’s good to catch errors like this… but a whole lot better to catch it before holes are drilled and tubes welded! It’s not so much the effort to correct it, but the time wasted.