Group 1 Honda Generator-Work Proposal

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Work Proposal

Our Approach

Our plan for dis-assembly and reassembly is to initially work together as a full group assessing the requirements for dis-assembly then once we as a full group have removed the generator and motor from the main chassis we will split into two teams, one in charge of the dis-assembly and reassembly of the generator, and the other in charge of the dis-assembly and reassembly of the motor. This way instead of having all 5 members disassembling the same parts and creating confusion by using different organization each group will be able to use whatever organization they are most comfortable with and therefore work faster and more accurately. We currently intend to follow the chart picture below though changes may be made according to group progress.


Necessary Tools

  • Socket Wrench/Hand Wrench
    • 22mm
    • 14mm
    • 12mm
    • 11mm
    • 10mm
    • 8mm
    • 7mm
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Philips Screwdriver
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Masking Tape
  • Rags
  • Voltmeter

In order to dissect our product we have will need the above mentioned tools. In our initial visual inspection we saw that about 90% of the connection that we will have to remove are hexagonal head bolts. So we went through with a Vernier Caliper and recorded the sizes of each bolt that we could see pre-dissection. there were also a few flat head and Philips head screws holding the plastic control panel on as well as many of the wired connections. we will also be using the needle nose pliers for better handling of wires in order to avoid damage. for reassembly purposes we will sort and separate all our small parts into ziplock bags then use the masking tape to lapel said bags, as well as label the larger parts. Finally the rags are for potential fluid leakage/spills, and the voltmeter is to ensure safety by first making sure that the battery does not have a dangerous voltage.

Initially Identified Challenges

We believe that the following points will slow our dis-assembly and reassembly process

  • Intricate control systems consist of small parts
  • Wiring may get confusing
  • Many small pieces for choke and inside generator
  • Fuel and oil reassembly
  • Fragile wires
  • Carburetor is hard to assemble

Should these things hinder our group as we predict they will we estimate that it will take a total of 10 hours of work to complete our project; 6 hours disassemble and document and then 4 hours reassemble our product.