We've drawn up an aggressive schedule to wrap up our builds in the week and a half before Motorama 2011, so we'd better get cracking! Tonight we have some frame work to do for Formidable Fustigator 0.9. Click Back after viewing an image.
Yup - drilling and tapping photos. Sorry, but that's the name of the game tonight, so we've marked up our aluminium parts and drilled pilot holes. Now we're moving to a 13/64" drill bit in preparation for tapping.
All right ... we have 52 holes to tape for 1/4"-20 bolts. We have the radio on, and we're timing our holes per song. At the outset we're managing four holes per song ...
... By the time we finished all 52 of the 3/4"-deep holes we were down to one-to-two holes per song. That's a lot of tapping! But hey! It's done, and if our top and bottom plates ever are delivered by UPS we'll be ready to assemble the frame!
After all the tapping we decided to move on to our hobbyweight and work on the gearboxes. We'd made it as far as drilling motor mount holes for the Handiworks motors in the gearbox back plates before we realized it was 11pm already, and we have a busy work-day tomorrow, so we'd better wrap up! Stay tuned for tomorrow's installment: Same 'Bot Time; Same 'Bot Channel!