Actually, it should have been a small triumph
- my camera platform, which was laboriously researched together on the basis of photos, schematics and not least with the help of Nadja's (25, confess. fortune teller) clairvoyant abilities, presented to the astonished LUT expert audience of NASA engineers and other experts, ended with the devastating question 'Yes, why didn't you say so right away?' and the sending of detailed plans from the NASA inventory.
My initial enthusiasm - I had come amazingly close to the real situation - finally led to a deep conflict. Should I leave the construct as it is or redesign it according to the original documents? The only decisive factor was a slight deviation from the original dimensions - my platform was too short in its true length by 5 inches, a flaw of 1mm on the model, not perceptible since you always see the platform somehow diagonally in shortening anyway. However, the crisis started, because the platform was well hit in view, but the structural build was completely different.
The thing was welded together from shelve steel ware, which simply did not fit together, which resulted in such shrill situations as a 2 inch higher floor edge on the outside, which had to be compensated somehow by a supporting construction, so that the floor grid remains horizontal. Bizarr. That was the point where I began to hate the part fervently. And continued gritting my teeth.