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DRAWINGS BEING DELIVERED

August 14, 2013

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DRAWINGS BEING DELIVERED

Our next prototype model is in design and the drawings are being done in Wyoming and details are being done in Arizona.  We are learning how to use a central web hub for drawing storage.  The first Assembly drawings are done and they are becoming a big collection of documents.  It takes a lot of planning to bring the right parts together in the right place for a good prototype.  But a single model is a small job compared to a production design.

Prototypes come from skilled builders while production is focused on volume and speed.  We have to plan our dimensions and notes to tolerate imperfect conditions in manufacturing.  As volume goes up we will move to more powerful CAD software to speed production.  At this phase three people will coordinate with web tools to deliver prints to vendors and assemble parts for a flight vehicle.

Production vehicles will use more expensive components, and more materials.  Quality control will have to follow with corrections as testing points out weaknesses.  Drones and sounding rockets will use more expensive, stronger and heavier materials.  Material orders and shipments will have to be tracked.  So our small exercise is good practice for what will follow.

By early winter I will be back on the road to customers and builders in Colorado and Arizona.  The trailer is ready to roll, and I will take shakedown outings soon to get ready.  We should be able to start some fabrication early this winter .  I hope to have some vehicles or parts in construction by the Space Access 2014 conference in Phoenix.  Flight hardware is on the way!

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