The new project, a dish of 13 m diameter, is under way.
Today, 16 Nov 2007, I received the aluminium profiles. Weight 315 kg.
They are safely stored in the garage. Now it's time to make the jig.
The hub and the Honda SuperBlackBird CBR1100XX
I am very concentrated. The jig has to be perfect.
I had to build the jig diagonally in the garage. It's getting tight.
I hope to be ready tomorrow.
28 Nov 2007. The parabolic curve is finished.
17 Dec 2007. My son SM4YEX is checking the parabolic curve.
23 June 2008. Finally, after a
long hold of the construction, I decided to buy a TIG-welder. It
works rather smooth but I need some practice.
3 July 2008. I went to a friend
and had the parabolic front rib preformed.
The ribs are loaded on the car.
I had some problems to see the road.
14 July 2008. The first rib is
placed in the jig.
15 July 2008. Today I started welding the rib. I'm not a welder, but after 40 ribs I might be a pro.
17 July 2008, was a hard
working day. Lots of metalwork i.e. cutting all the bracing
24 July 2008. I made five ribs which was hard work. Ten made and ten more to go.
28 July 2008. The
dish-builder SM4IVE in action.
24 August 2008 at 15.00 Local started to mount the ribbs in the hub
At 21.15 all the ribbs are in the hub.
30 August 2008 Startded to mount the Rim profile
19 October 2008 mounted the 2 rings at 8 m radius that will hold the short ribbs, as seen in picture.It`s not Aligned it`s just there to see what it looks like.....
4 Januari 2009 snow on dish and -19 Celsius no work could be done
10 April 2009 A new picture of the dish
Dismantled the ring on the tower, now we can plan the future mounting of the dish.
10 May 2009 the tower is UP YEAH
Some of the mesh!!!!!!
5 july 2009
NO good working posistion.
If all goes well the frame would be finished
22 Nov 2009 the 432 feed and
construction are in place. Hard work
Thanks to every one that have helped me during this 2 year project.
Cu all on EME 432 & UP
Today 14 January 2012 we did repair the dish structure.
We had a severe storm on 26Dec 2011 (Dagmar)
that made some damage to the dish.