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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

On to the second story  Very Happy
Now that you have something to show for your hard labor, It's back to work.
Dave Calls these verticals (Strip Uprights).
Just as before start adding the verticals on top of the 1st ring.
Using Weldon 3, Bond them in the correct places and square them.
They basically go on top of the lower verticals except on the flat sides of the frame.
These pictures will show you how they look as you go.









Allow this to dry overnight, I know this seems slow but it's so important not to rush each level. Always refer to Dave's instructions for exact positions for each part.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that the Weldon 3 has dried, We can install the 2nd ring.
You will have 1 ring that will be cut up into different shapes and this is how it looks and each of these parts will come into play.



This is the half ring we need for now.



This 2nd ring is the backside of the droid. Here again make sure the etched marks are pointing up so you can see them.
Take your time and align this half ring very well.
Use Weldon 3 and bond all the verticals to the 2nd ring by wetting the tops of the verticals.



(Something I do different than some builders do is wetting the tops of the verticals to do the build and then going back after the frame is complete and applying more Weldon 3 to each joint. I just want to make sure it got enough glue and will not come apart.)

Now that you have another level, Yep it has to set again overnight.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, We've made it this far without any problems.
Now things get a little tricky, It may not look tricky but it can be.

Back to the front of the frame you will add the long sides for the 2 long doors in the front of the droid. Pay allot of attention to the following parts.
This picture shows the outer 2 verticals bonded in place with Weldon 3 .
Make sure these stay as straight and square as possible. Let them dry for 15 minutes before moving on.



Start bonding the front uprights into place, Make sure the are square.
Keep the etched lines facing inward towards each other.



Here's the second upright.



Add the top quarter plate on top of the 2 verticals. This plate is from the ring you cut into several parts.



I don't have a picture to show you on this step, But it's the other long vertical which is the other side of the long doors on the front of the droid.
This area is the chest of the frame and this is where you may run into a problem. We have 2 frames built and 1 of the frames the chest area leaned forward out of the frame. We had to cut it loose and reglue it back
into the frame. So if this happens to you don't worry it can be fixed.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You fellow builders ready for more?
Huh?
I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!
Ok, That's better.

Now that we have the frame almost complete, We will add the next layer of verticals.
This picture here shows how the verticals are placed around the frame.
It's basically the same all the way through the frame. Just keep squaring each vertical as you place them into position.



Next



And the last verticals are in place.
Let this dry overnight before moving on.


Now we get to top this badboy.
Here's a picture of the top ring with the blueprint still on.
You should have all these lines etched and any holes drilled before continuing.
Now lay the top ring with the etched marks facing up.
You'll need some help on this part.
Flip the entire frame upside down and place it on top of this last ring.
Align all the verticals into place and they should line up pretty easy, If they don't check and see if any were bonded in the wrong spot or if they need just a slight push to get them into place that's fine.

Using Weldon 3, Bond each of the verticals to the ring and adjust.
Use a crisscross pattern as you bond each one and if you need to add alittle weight on top of the frame to hold the vertical in place that's fine.

After you have bonded each vertical, This is what you should have to show for all your hard work.





Let this dry overnight and we will add the last few parts.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last parts come into play.
Now using Weldon 3 , Bond the shoulder plate into position.
It should look like this:



There are some additional plates that go behind the shoulder plate,
But I don't have pictures of them. You will have to use Dave's tutorial sheets to put them into place.

Well, Guess What Buckaroo.
You have a Dave E. frame sitting beside you now!!!!!
I know your looking at the frame and shaking it saying:
THIS THING IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH FOR A DROID!!!
WRONG!!!
The skins that are added to this frame are bonded to the frame and it becomes extremely strong.

I hope you enjoyed the build and could put up with my stupid jokes.
If you need any help, I'm here to answer any questions you have.
Now move on to the skin tutorial and I'll try to keep the jokes under control. (But I can't promise)
Now you can move on to the skin Tutorial.
Calvin Thomas


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question - is this particular frame done with the long door panels being closed, or will they be able to open?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the build process, You have the option to have the doors closed or hinged to open.
Calvin
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would you say was the total build time for this? I know there was a good amount of waiting.

Had you used any of the #16 yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With glue drying time and cutting the parts, Hum.
I'd say 1 week.
That's working on it alittle each day and not rushing.
The 16 I have glued 3mm with several times, I like it.
If you have a area that just won't go together real good the 16 comes
in handy.
And it's good for reinforcing joints.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. I have build day planned for this weekend. Was gonna cut my Rings, and maybe lay up the first round of uprights.  Then throughout the week, add more.  

Question - I plan on using a slip ring.  Do I need to make a crossbeam in my top ring to act as a bracket to hold the slipring?


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