[amsat-bb] Looking for someone who is Intelligent, Ambitious, Not Too Old, and Dedicated.

Thomas Doyle tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 16:46:09 UTC 2015


The fact that you opened this message means you are all of the things
mentioned in the subject line and probably even good looking.

This fellow has come up with what I believe is the first really good
portable rotor controller (even better than mine !). He is planning on
releasing the plans to the public. Fabrication was done with a 3D printer.
It is a work of art. It is not some pie in the sky all talk and no action
thing we are all used to hearing about.


Here is a clip from a recent email he sent to me.

There are many people out there that have 3d printers in these days. When i
>> designed the rotor i wanted to make sure that most parts come out the 3d
>> printer so all you have to do is to get some easy to get parts and start
>> building. I absolutely hate it when i want to build something and when i
>> check the partslist there are exotic parts that you only get from russia or
>> korea.
>> I am sure that most "makers" have every part at home except the big ball
>> bearing.
Perhaps there is someone or a group out there who would be interested in
taking this project on for possible sales that could benefit AMSAT.


Q: Have you seen the rotor article in QST ?
A: Yes and I believe this is much better.

Q: What about the AMSAT board ?
A: It appears that they *might* be open to marketing it as they do with the
LVB Tracker and pre-amp.

Q: Why don't you just leave us alone and do it yourself ?
A: I am old.

73 W9KE Tom Doyle

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