As I find myself getting deeper into the molding process, I have been repeatedly reminded about the risks of cutting corners. What I am learning is: Taking shortcuts will always bite you in the ass later , and you will ultimately spend more time and money repairing what you should have done correctly in the first place. Now, I wasn't intentionally trying to cut corners, but I am working on a very tight budget and I assigned myself tight time constraints. I am trying complete the molding of the carbon fiber by April 17th.
Without the proper equipment and guidance, I have been reworking many steps to achieve the results that are require for the MSR-1 prototype build. At the same time, there is something beneficial gained from "learning the hard way." I have benefited by acquiring the necessary techniques for any project.
Plug quality is everything!