Cozy Update – January 10, 2016

Cozy Update – January 10, 2016

Filled cracks and low areas with dry micro.

Workshop temperature 25 deg C and humidity 40%/

Mixed 30g resin and 11.5g hardner and glass bubbles to make dry micro.

Applied dry micro generously to all cracks and low areas in the area between LWX, LWY, and the lower longeron.

Used a popsicle stick to flatten the dry micro removing excess micro.

Curing then back to sanding.

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Suborbital Spaceflight – G Force Research

In March 2016, two of our pilots will be participating in a University of Texas Medical Branch led Commercial Spaceflight Passenger Training Study at The NASTAR Center.

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Our pilots will experience a simulated suborbital spaceflight at The NASTAR Center using its high-performance centrifuge-based simulator. This simulator is capable of generating high onset-offset, sustained acceleration (“G”) forces similar to those experienced in high-performance aircraft or commercial spacecraft.

They will be trained on various human factors aspects of suborbital spaceflight and then evaluated during a full-scale version of a commercial spacecraft profile. The maximum G-level is up to +4Gz (acceleration aligned in the head-to-toe direction, up to 4 times the force of gravity) and up to +6Gx (acceleration aligned in the chest-to-back direction, up to 6 times the force of gravity). During the study, they will be trained on certain techniques that are commonly used to counteract the physiological effects of G-forces.

Cozy Update – January 9, 2016

Fuselage aft electrical channels enclosed

Workshop temperature 25 deg C and humidity 39 %.

50g resin and 19g hardner was mixed with glass bubbles to make a batch of micro-slurry.

Micro-slurry was applied to the bottom and sides of the foam pieces.

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The foam was positioned in place and covered with wax paper and weights added during cure.

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Cozy Update – January 3, 2016

BID cloth cut at 45 deg orientation and rough fit to form the electrical channel cover.

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Shop temp 24 deg C and humidity 38 %.

30g resin and 11g hardner mixed with glass bubbles to make micro slurry.

Micro applied go the areas of foam where the BID cloth will be located.

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BID cloth positioned to form channel cover and fine trimmed with the electric scissors.

30g resin and 11g hardner mixed to make epoxy.

Epoxy applied to the cloth and left to cure.  Weight (wood) added to foam to keep flush with work table so outboard side of the electrical channel cover stays flush with the work table and the foam.

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