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Service Arm 1 Element 2

A small milestone at the roadside has been reached - the first real parts of the kit are in the box, namely for service arm 1 - Element #1 and #2

Service Arm #1

The LUT has 9 service arms (or, more commonly swing arms), of which five (so called in-flight service arms) stayed connected to the Saturn V until liftoff and swung inwards during the launch.

LUT up to level 100

As I mentioned before, the skeleton of the LUT is becoming more and more populated. Two 'fear parts' are now also in the box - the pivot of the swing arms, affectionately called 'hinge', and their bearings, when they are aligned parallel to side 1 in their retracted state.

LUT up to level 100

Yes, the last blog entry was quite a while ago, unbelievable how fast 6 months go by. The main reason was of course the redesign of my website www.microartwork.com - which was a time consuming affair for inexperienced people like me. In addition the seasonal hustle and bustle in my job as a sideline radiologist was added.

LUT Cable tray openings

Advent should be a quiet time where you devote yourself to contemplative things, for example constructing a LUT or saving the world. Since the latter has already been done, I turn with joy to the first task.

LUT Column connection

I'm often asked, where I get my plans and blueprints from, how many they are, and how I use them. Here a short answer.

LUT Level 30

Yes, the tower is growing. I decided to continue the construction of the LUT virtually, because I flirt with the idea to make it dismount-able. The background is the portability.

MLP Side 2 & 3

After the first growth phase it was time for a consolidation, i.e. to adjust the parts exactly to each other and to check the buildability, which was a surprise for some parts ;)

MLP Side 2 & 3

Now, that the new computer is completely set up after several waking nights, the completion of the LUT is on the way *ggg*. The performance of the 6core processor and the ATI V8800 are satisfactory, and above all the machine is clearly quieter than its predecessor.

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