Completed Chassis Rails

With a lot of time on the VF-4 over the weekend we were able to complete machining each of the 5 chassis rails. With extensive pocketing on all 4 sides, each chassis rail is designed to minimize weight while also providing a thermal sink for many internal components, and places for all of the connectors. As some of the larger more complicated parts they were time consuming to machine and took four operations per part, with 13 tools (seen below). The next step will be to be make the smaller inner supports and finalize the fit of all components so that the chassis can be welded, and then chromated.

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