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Blsith



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Materials List  Reply with quote

Calvin -

I've pretty much made up my mind that while I'm enjoying the wood build as a side project, I'm going to switch to an all styrene build for my first droid.  

I'm about to put in an order for styrene, and I wanted to get an accurate list of the amount needed before I placed the order, as for right now it'll be 2-3 weeks in between order and pickup for me here in Orlando.

If I'm reading the plans right, I should be able to make the frame in 1 4x8 piece of 3mm styrene, correct?  I'm looking at ordering maybe 3 sheets to start, and hoping that gets me through the legs and frame.  does this seem accurate?

Also, where are you getting your Weld-on from?  I need to check with Colonial again, but figuring the where and what would be good.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, It's me LOL On the Styrene you should be able to get the Frame, Skirt, and some towards the Legs as long as you put it on the plastic wisely. So probably 2 pieces of 3MM and 2 for the .40 we use every piece, when there is smaller stuff to be made we use our Scraps.
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Blsith



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.  I'm still a little bit confused on how much I need for each stage of the build, but I'm getting a better handle on it.   It's the one place on Dave's documentation where I've gotten confused while doing the styrene research.

From my reading it sounds like I just need 3mm (.125) to get the frame started, correct?  What is the 9mm (.40) sheet used for?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 3mm would give you a complete frame and more.
The .40 will be for the skins around the frame and much more.
It really doesn't take allot of styrene to get the build going
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Blsith



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put in an order for 2 sheets of 3mm for now, to get me started.  Hopefully the branch transfer @ Farco will be in before the build day in Oct, and I'll have gotten some work done on it.

I'm going to keep plugging away at the Wood Frame as well, but it's going to be a back-burner project.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9mm (.40) sheet for the skins?
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Blsith



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

psycogremlin wrote:
9mm (.40) sheet for the skins?


I think that's a typo, and it's actually 1mm (.040") sheets for the skins.  9mm wouldn't wrap around very easily!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I was thinking 9mm skin would make it pretty solid though Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, if you could get it to wrap right.  Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use a blowtorch? Mr. Green

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