BUILDING THE LAUNCH CRADLE IN THE COMPOUND
Once the metal sections were in the compound Wally and Phil set about cutting off the unwanted sections so that the desired pieces could be recycled and redesigned to make the launch cradle as in the drawing below
Wally knew exactly what was required so Phil just watched the sparks fly !
Old solid rubber wheels will be welded in place and the frame turned over as shown in the photo to make the cradle moveable and the cradle constructed underneath Helen II.
Then acro props will be welded at each corner to support the hull.
It all takes time !
The building has been going on for 4 weeks with Wally and Wednesday Phil working 3 days a week, as a tentative launch date of 1st of April has been organised.!!!
The pieces have been made but this is now on hold until further details of positioning etc are given.