March 12th, 2552 Some pieces not for use with other sets
Tow Truck Driver/mechanic’s apprentice/ – Katherine ‘ConV’ James Reporting
I spent the morning conferencing with Cookie and Mac on the changes I worked out with Fipps. Cookie was the one who found the issue before anyone else. We worked out the changes on individual pieces and didn’t take the project as a whole into consideration.
Each individual change was fine on its own and the minor power requirement changes were fine – but if you used all the instruments with all the changes— there was a problem.
So with the four of us worked out how to improve the equipment without breaking anything. In the end, we got something that got us more detail— just not to the degree Fipps wanted.
As Cookie put it – that’s for VV Landing 2.0.
The rest of the morning was spent making the changes to the equipment so I could mount them when Dancer returned.
I was so busy I almost missed it when Dancer popped out of sublight/almost Lightspeed. I closed up shop, suited up and brought the Gumbo out to meet her. This time there were no leaks, no awkward listing to the side. We lined up our ships and I caught the Pavane neat as you please.
While Dancer was taken away for debriefing and quarantine, I worked on checking out the Pavane and getting all the readings and biological contaminants contained. Then I pulled the old measuring equipment, sent the results to Fipps in the lab and started mounting the ‘new improved’ equipment.
Two hours later, Fipps was beside himself with things to study and I found myself in quarantine with Dancer, because emergency iso suits like the ones issued to class C technicians (a nice way of saying convicts) is more fragile than tissue paper.
On the bright side, I got to experience some of the same things I would have if I’d been part of the landing mission. Yay me.