ISSUE 58

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“This stage’s parts enable you to continue putting together the outer shell for R2-D2’s dome and add the base to his left foot. Keep the powerbus cables for fitting in the next stage, which will complete the left foot.”

Contents


Parts

Hardware

TypeQuantitySizeColorHead TypeFor
Screw152.3x6 mmBlackPanPlastic

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Build


Fitting the Dome Panel

Step 1

Take the Dome Panel supplied and use the two strips of tape to stick it into this hole in the dome:

Since we have already installed a few of these panels already, there is no need to break down the steps each time. This is the final result:

Fitting the Left Foot Base

Steps 1-3

Retrieve the leg assembly from the previous issue, align the Foot Base over the wheel and sensor, and press into place:

Step 4

Secure the Foot Base into place with six (6) 2.3×6 mm black screws:

Thoughts


The left leg is now two issues from completion! The Foot Base is plastic, the Dome Panel is metal, and the Powerbus Cables have metal ends with a braided cord in between.

Running Total of screws used so far: 345

Next Up


 Issue 59 – Dome Panel, Left Fuel Cell Inner/Outer Covers, Quick-Release Fuel System Latches, Plugs

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