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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

That's something I've thought about myself.
Not sure how are what I will do when the time comes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Calvin -

Is it possible to build a rear door into the styrene droid?  I think I saw that Brenda's droid had that.  Could you explain how you modified the plans to do it?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually on jessicas droid i am really thinking hard of a removable door, leaves a bit more room for a little larger fold down electronics panel. this way you wont have hinges in the way and the door is totally out of the way when your working.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brenda's R3 was built before Dave's plans.
The frame setup is completely different than Dave's.
You would have to see if you could modify Dave's frame and not loose
the integrity of the frame.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what I was afraid of.  

I started my lower ring tonite. But for some reason, lowest plate (the the skirt mounts to) came out a bit off in some areas, maybe a 1/16" or so.  I should be able to sand that down to match, correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, You'll have some places you'll need to sand so you can get a match.
After I built my frame I sanded the entire frame to get everything nice and smooth so the joints all fitted nice.
As you cut your parts, Sand them lightly to remove any flashing from breaking the part apart.
Start a Thread showing your work as you go so we all can see  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a difference between a regular utility knife and an OLFA or Kobalt knife?  I am having difficulty cutting the styrene with my utility knife.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An OLFA knife the blade is a break away design so as it dulls you snap off the end and it's a new sharp edge again.
Go to Lowes and get the blue Kobalt OLFA knife they sell.
It's the best I have found yet.
What are you working on? Skins or frame.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm working on the frame, but my skins are on the way.  Madison does not have a Lowe's but I'm sure Home Depot carries that knife.  Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kobalt is specifically a Lowes brand, but they should have something close.

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