First Phyllo “turntable”

Today the school mechanic made great progress on the physical structure of our first Phyllo:

We still have to add the 5V transmission ball bearing right above the top square aluminium plate, as discussed in this post. We haven’t yet received the PVC tube we’ll use to electrically insulate this ball bearing from the shaft, which will be connected to the ground. As soon as we have it assembled we’ll do a test to check the power transmission to the rotating part.

Next we’ll fix a Phyllo shell to the PVC disc using the threaded inserts Vlaya has been working on.

Also, tomorrow we’ll solder an ESC to the motor wires and spin it up 🙂 This will give us a first idea of the power consumption of the motor, even if it won’t be under the full final load.

Stay tuned !

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