Posts Tagged: build


XRT-C Site Visit: 18th November 2018


24 November 2018

The project has been plagued by a number of electrical issues of late. The main problem is that the elevation axis of the motor drive that positions the dish has been unable point. We’d initially put this down to improper torque being applied to the counterweight. However, the curious part about this is that the…READ MORE

Build Day 8 Video Now Live


05 February 2018

After months of tweaking edits, the video detailing Build Day 8 is now live and available to watch. This was a pivotal day, as it’s the day that the dish was finally mounted to the telescope. If you’d like to read more about the build day you can find a post about it here.  

Build Day 8 – Mounting the Dish


01 October 2016

Mounting the dish on to the pillar and top plate has been the longest anticipated and most significant part of the build. It has also proved to be the most technically and logistically difficult and it should not go unnoticed that there have been many delays and much heated discussion about how to approach this…READ MORE

Build Day 5 and 6 – The Motor and the Dish


29 October 2015

On the weekend of the 17th and 18th of October, two groups of people, headed by Freya, went down to Cornwall to make a large push toward completing construction of the radio telescope. On the Saturday,┬áthe struts were assembled together into the framework for the dish. The team also put in plenty of hard work…READ MORE

Build Day One!


30 July 2015

On 16th May, members of the team headed to Caradon for our first build day. The plan: dig the foundations – a hole, roughly 1m square and 1m deep, which we will fill with concrete. Once the concrete has hardened, the supporting pole can be firmly screwed on and then finally the dish placed on…READ MORE