Tuesday, March 24, 2009
After returning from break we weighed the AUV and were pleased when it weighed in at 38.92lbs. This is a significant improvement from last year's vehicle (yellow AUV above) which was 50lbs at the competition.
This was one of the primary objectives throughout the construction process this year and was accomplished through multiple means. Primarily the Doppler Velocity Log, Main Pelican Case housing, and clear Camera Case housing were all substituted for smaller equivalents.
The frame was dropped off today for painting at Fitzgerald Body shop in Rockville, MD which graciously offered to give the extruded plexiglass a high gloss professional paint job. We hope to have it back by next week so we can begin pool testing.
Posted by S. Jeannet at 8:58 PM