Orbiting Astronomical Observatory

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Assembly drawing


Parts and detail drawings


Recommended materials for construction

Part
number
Number
required
Recommended
material
Color
1OneWood pineWhite
2OneWood - hardPurple
3OneWood - hardPurple
4TwoWood - hardPurple
5TwoWood - hardSilver
6FourDrill rodSilver
7FourWood balsa, fiber, or plasticLight blue
8EightWood balsa, fiber, or plasticBlack
9OneWood balsa, fiber, or plasticBlack
10Eight1/16" diameter brazing rodNatural


Recommended procedure for construction

Part
no.
Suggested
materials
Fabrication
technique
Surface
treatment
Assembly
recommendations
1Wood pineConstruct octagon body to specified dimensions. Drill as per detailed drawing.Finish sand all surfaces. Paint white.
2Wood - hardConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint purple.
3Wood - hardConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint purple.
4Wood - hardConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint purple.
5Wood - hardConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint silver.
6Drill rodConstruct to specified dimensions.Paint silver.Assemble part no. 6 to part no. 1. Assemble part no. 5 between part no. 6 with 1/16" brazing rod.
7Wood balsa, fiber, or plasticConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint light blue.Assemble part no. 7 to part no. 1 with epoxy resin.
8Wood balsa, fiber, or plasticConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint black.Assemble parts no. 8 to part no. 1 with epoxy resin.
9Wood balsa, fiber, or plasticConstruct to specified dimensions.Finish sand all surfaces and paint black.Assemble part no. 9 to part no. 1 with epoxy resin.
101/16" diameter brazing rodCut 8 pieces to desired length.Lacquer all pieces.Assemble two no. 10's in parts no. 2, 3, and 4 using epoxy resin. Assemble parts no. 2, 3, and 4 to part no. 1 using epoxy resin.



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