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|The base and lower support are getting there|
I managed to spend a few hours, over the weekend, sorting out the base and thrust bearing for the lower frame. The idea at the moment (and this could change!) is to chain drive the three smaller spiders from the static sprocketed half of the thrust race.
|Large axle parts give rigidity to the main bearing|
|Solid base will support the entire weight|
|Lots of bracing - Victorian over-engineering principle!|
|The end of one of the drive arms|
with test sprocket fitted
|Finally getting a feel for it|
Hopefully some more progress will be made tomorrow and a few of the decisions I have been putting off will get made!