Finally getting started on my batch 4 assembly. Thought I’d record the process. I’m following the video but it’s awkward to stop it at a specific image and rewind, re-listen. I’m going to take pictures and write detailed descriptions.
Step 1. Legs
Sorry for the poor image. I’ll try to improve them going forward. I decided to start taking pics after I’d assembled one leg. A couple of things I’ll note here after building the legs:
- Your work area needs to be really well lit. All the black bolts, and black standoffs, and black parts, and black carbon fiber make it really hard to see small details. It also makes it hard to capture with a cell phone.
- Nothing needs to be ‘persuaded’ to fit. It might need some fiddling. The tolerances are very tight but also very accurate. If something doesn’t fit and the part is symmetrical try flipping it over. I’m test fitting a lot before bolting things together.
- I’m using a small screwdriver handle with that Allen wrench. The end of it spins so you can turn the bolt while pressing forward. It also helps to keep the wrench straight on bolt head.
- Refreshment should be in one of these ice mugs so it stays cold while your attention is on the assembly.
Right! Parts collected for the task at hand. Bolts and standoffs sorted out.