19 Jun 2009

A cure for brain flatulence...

Morning all,

I feel like a bit of an airhead right now. I was lying in bed, waiting for my brain to shut down last night when I went through one of those half-asleep Eureka! moments... And realised that all my planning on the frame for the APC had been, for the most part, one great big brain fart - you know, the kind that shakes the walls and kills/puts to sleep anything alive in the same room...

I realised that I didn't need to build such an elaborate support structure for the damn thing - I had originally planned to put the side panels on - maybe as two pieces per side with a gap in the middle - after the whole structure had been built. This, upon sleepy reflection is simply wrong. All I need to do, is cut out the side panels in one piece each, then stick the other outer hull pieces to them. I will still add some support struts in the middle, like so:

This will support them in the middle and lend the structure some strength.

So yes, my advice - if an idea seems overly complicated, sleep on it for a bit - doing this tends to clear the air...