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“This [issue’s] parts enable you to continue assembling the outer shell for R2-D2’s dome and add the fuel cell to complete his left foot.”
Materials: The only metal in this issue is the Dome Panel – the rest is all plastic.
- Building The Galaxy – Looking Busy, Going Nowhere
- Droid Directory – Vulture- and Hyena-Class Droids
- Understanding Robotics – Modular Robotics
- Build R2-D2: Model Instructions
Fitting the Dome Panel
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 Fuel Cell
Separate all of the Plastic Plugs from the sprues.
And here, I used my sprue cutters. I just wanted to show you can use either:
Push the six (6) shorter Plastic Plugs into these holes on the back of the left leg assembly:
Push the two (2) longer Plastic Plugs into these holes on the back of the left leg assembly.
These plugs have a curved surface, so rotate them to align with the shape of the foot:
Insert one of the Quick-Release Fuel System Latches into the front of the Left Fuel Cell Inner Cover, as shown:
Fit this Left Fuel Cell Inner Cover to the foot, as shown:
Secure this in place with four (4) 2.3×6 mm black screws:
Fit the other Quick-Release Fuel System Latch to the front of the Left Fuel Cell Outer Cover, as shown:
Align this Left Fuel Cell Outer Cover with the inner cover, press into place, and secure with four (4) 2.3×6 mm screws:
Plug one end of a Powerbus Cable (from the previous issue) into the upper socket on the foot and the other end into the inner socket of the fuel cell, as shown. Use a drop of super glue in the holes if needed:
Fit the second Powerbus Cable into the two remaining sockets:
The left leg is really coming together now!
Issue 60 – Dome Top Panel, Logic Function Display Cable, Shoulder Fitting, Plugs