November 7, 2013 in Dish, Exterior
Here are some pics from the recent progress on the dish antenna base build:
December 8, 2012 in Dish, Exterior
Even more progress on the dish antenna base:
December 5, 2012 in Dish, Exterior
More progress on the dish antenna base:
November 21, 2012 in Dish, Exterior
Work has begun on the base for the Falcon dish antenna. The base starts with a cylinder that is 48″ diameter, 11″ high. The lower part of the base (shown below) is being built from 3/4″ exterior grade plywood and 2×6 lumber. It will be skinned with thin plywood and aluminum flashing.
November 18, 2012 in Design, Dish
Here are two renders and two wireframe elevations of the full-size Falcon dish antenna. I’ll be building this as a mini-project over the next few months.
February 16, 2007 in Dish, Exterior
The first of two mini-projects will be the radar dish assembly. I already have a 10.5′ aluminum c-band satellite dish as a framework for the radar dish, and can construct the base and frame from welded steel and plywood.
February 15, 2007 in Armaments, Dish, Exterior, Foundation, Landing Gear, Lighting (exterior), Outer Hull and Plating, Paint, Ramp, Rough In, Structural Steel Framing, Weatherproofing
I’ve identified these exterior project components:
- Dish antenna
- Landing gear
- Structural steel framing
- Outer hull and plating
- Paint and weathering
Each of these will likely have several sub-projects associated with them.