Sunday, June 12, 2022

Project update: The mount

Mounting the probe is always the big challenge. The latest round of builds produced this thing, which combines a "vee block" and "tee square". Note the metal hardware to align the probe. A huge amount of work and prototyping went into designing and building this, and it's not even quite done yet.

The design uses AN hardware in important locations, and on the airplane, it looks like this:

I am also now printing the important parts of the mount in 100% infill PETG, and the whole design has been beefed up considerably. This replaces a whole host of RAM mount predecessors -- once my bush pilot friends got a hold of the RAM mount, they laughed at how wiggly it was! The new design is rock solid; if it fails, then your plane has other problems besides Airball. :)

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