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Documentation of the assembly group (2010-01-11)

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
At the first meeting in the new year, the current state of the work and the tasks for the day were reviewed.

The first windpair is ready to be finalized soon. There are only a few tasks to be done. These have already been partly started or finished at this meeting.
Amongst others the construction of the gear entry has been started by Marc Bäuerle and Florian Pfeiffer.

The canals for the cables of the electronic have been cut, the last holmes were glued, and the hanger assemlby of the gondolas have been improved by Simon Eiserich and Frieder Rauleder.

As the originaly used plastic-screws were not stable enough, we quickly made some metal-screws ourselves. They were made out of a simple metal-rod, by getting them into the correct length and tapping an outside screw thread. On the one end, a screw nut has been glued on for being able to pull the screw.

While reparing an draft, Patrick Klingenhöller glued his sweater on the wing, after not reading the manual of the superglue. We freed him with big carefullness to not hurt the wing. The sweater is busted and Patrick learned that superglue glues very fast and very hard.
Report by Benjamin Messmer

Documentation of the assembly group (2009-11-30)

14:00: Start.
The soldering group finished the electronics today, although the wings still need to be assembled.
They finished the shear webbing and attached the holmes.
The boarding group boarded the wings.
16:00: End of work.

Documentation of the assembly group (2009-11-16)

14:00 - 14:30:
After the initial briefing, the husk was formed with the help of screw clamps. In doing so we realized that the wood broke at such strains. We had to glue it afterwards.
The bill of materials has been updated by Frieder Rauleder and Marc Sihler.

14:30 - 15:00:
The assembly group visited the rooms of the technicians while they werer showed how to build turbines. This process is called „Rapid Prototyping“ (a fast process for building prototypes), or, more technical, „stereo litography“. You write a program which then makes the turbine in an 3D-printer out of plastic. Thats a very expensive method as the plastic is expensive and the acquisition costs for the printer are very high. But the result is great: The turbine has a material thickness of 1.2 mm. Therefore the manufacturing process takes a few hours, as the thin plastic is applied layer by layer.

15:00 - 16:30:
After this little, but exciting excursion, the assembly group went on with their work. 1st wing: The cross-bracings have been adjusted and glued on. 2nd wing: glueing on the remaining splines on the boaring. The splines were appropiate cut that they fit on the holms.
Report by Tobias Heckel

New Airbus A400M

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The new military Airbus A400M transport plane takes off during its exhibition flight at Seville, Spain, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.  The A400M military transport plane that has been causing Airbus and European defense ministers budgetary and logistical headaches finally took to the skies for its inaugural flight.  The A400M program was launched six years ago with an order for 180 planes from seven governments:Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey, but the project is running at least three years behind schedule. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

The new military Airbus A400M transport plane takes off during its exhibition flight at Seville, Spain, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. The A400M military transport plane that has been causing Airbus and European defense ministers budgetary and logistical headaches finally took to the skies for its inaugural flight. The A400M program was launched six years ago with an order for 180 planes from seven governments:Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey, but the project is running at least three years behind schedule. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)
A400M Promotional video:

A400M webpage:http://www.airbusmilitary.com/
Extracted from: www.commercialappeal.com


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Our project online!

Friday, 13 November 2009
Finally our blog is online and can be visited by everyone. We'll try to publish some news in blog, coming from all four countries. All countries can participate posting news in the blog, using our Comenius Google account (same as Picasa).

See you soon.