ISSUE 44

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“This stage includes three metal components that complete the substantial internal structure which supports R2-D2’s left leg, together with the screws and nuts that hold the assembly together.”

Contents


Parts

Hardware

TypeQuantitySizeColorHead TypeFor
Screw62.5x6 mmSilverPanMetal
Nut62.5x5 mmSilver
Screw32.3x4 mmBlackPanPlastic
Screw92.3x6 mmBlackPanPlastic

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Build


R2-D2’s Left Ankle Fittings

Steps 1-3

Align the dovetail joints of the Front Left Leg Frame and the Rear Left Leg Frame and press them together until flush:

Step 4

Take one of the nuts provided in this issue and press it into this hexagonal recess of the Front Left Leg Frame:

Step 5

Holding the nut in place, turn the frames over and secure with one (1) matching 2.5×6 mm silver screw:

Step 6-9

Insert the Leg Frame Connector into the matching recess at the end of the frame and secure with two (2) more nuts and 2.5×6 mm silver screws:

Steps 10-12

Fit the Leg Frame Connector end of these leg frames into the leg frames from Issue 42 and secure the same way:

Steps 13-14

Fit the completed leg frame to the inside of the leg assembly we last worked on in Issue 40 and secure with eight (8) 2.3×6 mm black screws:

Thoughts


We are beginning to strengthen up the left leg now and will continue to work on it in upcoming issues. However, this particular assembly can be safely stored until Issue 47. Everything in this issue is metal.

Running Total of screws used so far: 292

Next Up


 Issue 45 – Processor State Indicator/Mounting Plate, Left Ankle Details, Cables

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