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Case Mod - In Progress Project: PrometheusCU - Update #54 - May 28 2010 - Video Teaser

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Langer, 18 Jul 2008.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I am very sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

    The BBU is a nice idea, I didn't even know they made those lol.
     
  2. Htr-Labs

    Htr-Labs What's a Dremel?

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  3. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Langer we are concerned..
    It's been a "long stretch" since your last update..
    WHAT UP .....
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    542hp on drag slicks in the snow i imagine.

    Hell that power in RWD i would be out drifting around and around and around! What FUN!!
     
  5. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    Promethus gets our thinking caps in high gear
    and weve heard nothing
    its so lonely here
     
  6. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Yee Haw it's been a while.
    To say I've been busy would be the heaviest of understatements. So I'll get right to business.


    UNFORTUNATELY... I've just not yet completed anything more to reveal just yet.

    I want to complete the chassis before going any further and much of that work is being done by an outside party. I'm having a hard time getting people to follow-up on their word.


    Allow me to elaborate.

    -I'm trying to get this work done for free - or at least as close to as possible.
    -There is several thousand bucks worth of machine time alone in my required parts, and I don't want to pay that.
    -My Dad offered to cut the parts for me using his carbon fiber companies waterjet machines in his California based plant. (the of his factories outside China with waterjets)
    -It took Dad about 6-weeks to actually get on it to the point where notable progress is being made.
    -Unfortunately the General Manager of the Cali plant doesn't want to do any personal jobs - which I can respect because it's unfair that the big-boss' kid should get to use the production equipment.
    -I'm in the process of negotiating with the California GM, and also with another local source who is offering me a really great price (hopefully he will stand by it... I've encountered several other who have not).

    Long story short...among other things I keep meeting asshole machinists that offer a price - then delay after delay come up with a ludicrous price. This process has added months of delays unfortunately.

    I do have some progress. It will be unveiled asap.
     
  7. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    Yey! More news on Prometheus...

    Boo... News is not great...

    Oh well, I can see your problem, you simply don't do things by halves do you? Thousands of dollars of machine time? Gyah!

    Anyway, I hope your luck with machinists improves and we get to see some of these amazing fabricated parts.

    Laz
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    YAY the project lives!
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Welcome back young man. We will be forced to ground you if you stay away that long again.

    wait until the machinists go home or go on strike or something and just sneak in and do it yourself! Kidding.

    john
     
  10. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!
    HES ALIVE!!!!!!!!

    we can all take a step back from the edge again
    and have a seat
    we now return to our waiting positions for the update
     
  11. nikeunltd

    nikeunltd Epic destruction around machinary

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    haha nice to see you back!!
    Where are you located again? are u in the Cali area?

    I think that if you were to join some college extracurricular activities, like in my school we have a A1 racing team, where off campus / alums or non-students can use our machines and materials (such as carbon fiber and what not).

    therefore you can make the parts you need on your own time, and saves alot of hassle.

    anyway, great seeing you back, hopefully you wont be super over booked anytime soon
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I know that pattern. It means they don't want to deal with you. (Or someone down the chain of command pitched a fit.)
     
  13. Frido

    Frido Minimodder

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    Yeah, or maybe someone up the chain is reading this thread too, and is SO envious that he doesn't want this mod to complete. So he's using his network to shut that down? *conspiracy theory anyone?* :idea:

    Come on - we WANT to see the mod getting over the finishing line - we'll stand behind you and push you over if the need arises! ;) Dead or alive! :dremel: HEHEHE.

    Go on - you can do it! Obama could, YES YOU CAN too! ;)

    /Frido
     
  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    not happy i just had to digg to the 3rd page to find this project!
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Should I get the stick?:D
     
  16. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I thought theAlien had the stick last.

    john
     
  17. Multiplectic

    Multiplectic His Stigness

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    Poking time?
     
  18. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    News.

    Some of you may be wondering why I don't just use my router for all the cutting?

    Answer - the router is old and out of alignment and one of the motors is burned out... that is until last week. An engineer friend of mine had experience with such things so I put him to work.

    I'll be cutting my own parts again - but this time with a capable machine.

    Before it was unlevel - didn't travel smoothly - a motor was burned out - and it was a decade out of service... this time it's all calibrated and ready to go and I actually have time allocated to finishing.

    I have everything for this project complete and waiting... once I get the actual structural elements done it wont be more than a week to + build + plug in + test + tweak + cry.




    There is no forgetting - no ignoring or abandoning... I think about this project every day but I have had bigger fish to fry lately. Unfortunately I had to make an executive decision to delay the project. I'll be getting back into the swing of things very very soon.
     
  19. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    YAY!!! I have been waiting for more pics!
     
  20. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Back from your birthday! Welcome back.

    john
     

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