Mechanical Subteam — Year 1, Semester 2 Schedule (Spring 2018)

Here’s an overview of what Mechanical hopes to accomplish this semester!

Sprint 5

1/24–2/7

  • Conclude high level design decisions
  • Dimension mainsail
  • Begin hull CAD
  • Spec’ subsystem interfacing (mast/keel/rudder/outrigger)
  • Plan sail construction method
  • Generate full list of changes to make
  • Talk with software/electrical about any additional sensors/components
  • Start any required design work

Sprint 6

2/7–2/21

  • Finish basic hull CAD (no electrical mounting yet)
  • Dimension tail-sail
  • High level outrigger design
  • High level rudder design
  • High level keel design
  • Begin mast CAD
  • Spec all components to be mounted
  • Spec main-sail/tail-sail interfacing
  • Begin outrigger CAD
  • Finish all design work
  • Begin any fabrication work

Sprint 7

2/21–3/7

  • Finish basic mast CAD
  • Begin finalising hull CAD
  • Finish outrigger CAD
  • Begin rudder CAD
  • Finish all fabrication work
  • Test features in LPB pool

Sprint 8*

3/7–3/28

  • Finish hull CAD
  • Make hull fabrication plan⁺
  • Order all hull materials (before spring break)
  • Finalise mast CAD
  • Begin hull fabrication
  • Test on lake (hopefully)
  • Make any needed modifications
  • Finish all major work

Sprint 9

3/28–4/11

  • Hull fabrication**
  • Finish mast CAD
  • Make mast fabrication plan
  • Order all mast materials
  • Finish Rudder CAD
  • Continue to test
  • Make changes as needed

Sprint 10

4/11–4/25

  • Hull fabrication**
  • Begin mast fabrication
  • Calculate keel weight and position

Sprint 11

4/25–5/9

  • Finish hull fabrication**
  • Mast fabrication
  • Plan remainder of fabrication work

*Includes extra week for Spring Break

**Hull fabrication takes precedence over mast fabrication

⁺Hull fabrication includes fabrication of the outriggers

Moving to Next Year:

This plan prioritises finishing the hull above all else, but ideally we will be able to make significant progress in other parts of the boat as well. If all goes according to plan, we would ideally be able to finish and test the boat before the weather turns sour next fall.

Cohesive Notes:

Many of these things are reliant on electrical spec’ing the boat needs, so the electrical agenda should be scheduled appropriately.

In terms of fabrication, we’re putting the emphasis on making the hull. The reason for this is because Rebecca, who is graduating, knows the most about carbon fibering, and the hull will require the most carbon fibering. It is absolutely essential that we get these skills passed down before Rebecca graduates.

The work tapers a little bit to account for finals and growing courseload near the end of the semester.

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