Saturday, March 31, 2012


Rather unbelievable, but with the pressure solenoid dialed in properly, the suit is now holding appropriate pressure, indefinitely. That is, the solenoid has knocked out the leak rate, with only a very small use of pressurization gas. It's a bit of a cheat--I still need to seal a leak in the boots--but the principle is well-established, now. In case of leak at altitude, the solenoid kicks in and maintains exactly the pressure I establish with one control knob. The tangle of hoses and wires, of course, is just here during development, and will be completely squared away in the final build. Hoo-ah! Triumph!

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