Friday, August 27, 2010

Too Rolling (Red)Stoned - the first weight-in

So, I found a suitable platform, hit 'tare' and started stacking.  I placed the body section on first, stacked on three sheets of posterboard, and topped it off with recovery components.  Yup, that should give a good estimate of the weight of the lower half.  The results - 3 lb!  This actually makes me hopeful.  If I can keep the weight of the top section (less removable tower, which won't count) to about 1.5lb, I'll be in great shape.  I need to acquire the tube I need and then weigh the components.  I have some ideas to keep the weight down, such as sacrificing some BT-101 for the project.