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R2-D2 official build diary - Issues 58-61 Options
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#1 Posted : 02 December 2017 13:32:05

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Issue 58 contains – Double-Sided Tape, Dome Panel, Powerbus Cables, Foot Base, Fixing Screws.

Fitting the dome panel.

Take the panel supplied this time and use the two tapes to stick it inside the correct hole in the dome.

Fitting the left foot base.

Take the leg assembly from Issue 57, the foot base from this Issue and six 2.3x6mm black self-tapping screws.Align the foot base so that the wheel will fit through the large slot. Press the base into place making sure it fits flush all round and that the tips of the infrared sensor protrude through the holes.Screw the base in place using the six screws.

This Issue is now complete.

Carefully store any remaining parts in an issue labelled bag for future use.
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#2 Posted : 02 December 2017 13:37:50

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Issue 59 contains – Double-Sided Tape, Dome Panel, Left Fuel Cell Outer Cover, Quick Release Fuel System Latches, Left Fuel Cell Inner Cover, Plastic Plugs.

Fitting the dome panel.

Take the panel supplied this time and use the two tapes to stick it inside the correct hole in the dome.

Fitting the left fuel cell.

Separate the plastic plugs from their sprues. Push the six shorter plugs into the six indicated holes, four in the bottom rear cover and the two upper holes in the foot. Push the two longer plugs into the two holes towards the bottom of the foot.

Take one of the two latches and fit its two prongs into the front of the fuel cell inner cover, making sure it is the correct way up.Align the inner cover with the foot and, using four 2.3x6mm self-tapping screws, screw the cover to the foot.

Fit the second latch to the front of the fuel cell outer cover. Align the outer cover with the inner one, making sure that the four mounting posts fit into each other as you press the cover into place. Use four 2.3x6mm self-tapping screws to secure the outer cover.

Plug the end of one of the cables supplied with Issue 58 into the upper socket on the foot. It is a tight push-fit, so make sure it goes all the way home.Plug the other end into the inner socket on the fuel cell.Fit the other cable into the two remaining sockets.

This Issue is now complete.

Carefully store any remaining parts in an issue labelled bag for future use.
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#3 Posted : 02 December 2017 13:43:45

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Issue 60 contains – Dome Top Panel, Cable For Logic Function Display, Shoulder Fitting, Plastic Plugs.

Fitting the display cable.

Take the assembly from Issue 22 and remove the temporary test lead if you haven’t already done so already. It will be replaced with the shorter lead provided this time.Align the smaller plug fitted to the lead with the socket on the back of the display panel and push the plug firmly into place.

Fitting the plastic plugs.

Take the leg assembly from Issue 59 together with the sprue of plastic plugs provided this time.Use a sharp craft knife to separate the plugs from the sprue. All ten plugs will be used this time. Press a plug firmly into each of the ten correct holes.

This Issue is now complete.

Carefully store any remaining parts in an issue labelled bag for future use.
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#4 Posted : 02 December 2017 13:46:53

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Issue 61 contains – Dome Panels, Double-Sided Tape, Shoulder Fitting, Plastic Plugs, Nuts, Screws.

Please note that only three 2.5x8mm screws are provided with this issue and not nine as indicated in the instructions.

Fitting the dome panels.

Fit the two tapes provided above and below the correct pair of holes in the dome, then press the panels carefully into place.

Fitting the plastic plugs.

Take the leg assembly from Issue 60, together with the sprue of plastic plugs provided this time. Use a sharp craft knife to separate both plugs from the sprue. Note that the tops of the plugs are ‘D’ shaped with a flat on one side.Press a plug firmly into the correct hole in the shoulder so that it ends up flush with the surrounding surface. The flat side of the plug has to align with the angled portion of the shoulder. Finish off the opposite hole in the same way.

This Issue is now complete.

Carefully store any remaining parts in an issue labelled bag for future use.

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