January 31st, 2018
With one elevator structure bolted together, we began work on attaching the plates that mount the bearings. They all fit together pretty nicely which was really nice to see. However, some of the plates were tapped to 10-32 when the should have been to ¼-20. Thankfully it was not the other way, and we were able to fix them pretty quickly. Rahul started work on the other elevator which is running into some precision issues. We milled one side on the CNC while the other side was done on the drill press, so one side was slightly off. However, it was set up that the correct holes were drilled out for a bolt clearance and the slightly off holes will be the ones guiding the bolts which may cause an issue. We also started fully assembling gearboxes which is also good.