Here are some pics from the recent progress on the dish antenna base build:
Even more progress on the dish antenna base:
More progress on the dish antenna base:
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.
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.
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.
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.