Looking like some medieval torture device,  Firefly has turned herself into a  stretching device for her own torsion springs.

8,000 lbs. of linear stretch is being applied to the new springs.  All this preload is held in place by slipping special blocks under the crossbars.   I am hoping that this extreme version of Philon’s straight spring maxim, will yield a whole new level of performance.  No guts, no glory,  etc.  Don’t worry Mum,  I have started wearing my trusty hard hat.

Below we see the twin power plants all charged up and ready for installation.  Well,  not quite all charged up yet.  We still have the rotational torque to apply.  That will have to be done after these babies are installed on the machine.

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