Monthly Archives: August 2012

big weekend part 2

I ground off the screws today on the backside of the door funny you can see the magnetic field here in the grindings. nice science experiment! grind off screws by kimncris, on Flickr here they are all done done by kimncris, on Flickr then my expensive Very High Bond Tape VHB 2mil tape by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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back door, shoulders and power coupler

while many builders are in Orlando today I drowned my sorrows in more building…. I started on the panels for the back door, tacking them together lightly with CA glue before moving on to the JB weld. ready to be jbwelded by kimncris, on Flickr I tell you this project has definitely renewed my hatred … Continue reading »

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more frame, skin and leg work

worked a little more on the frame today to check my pipe hole alignment I started working on the hubs. I drilled holes in the threaded part pin holes by kimncris, on Flickr after tightening down the screw end as tight as I could get it, I drilled through the holes and tapped it with … Continue reading »

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inner skins and frame reinforcements

I worked on the frame again today. Spent all day in the garage. ALL Day. You’d think I’d have gotten more done, but I guess it is better to get it done right than done fast… anyway – since I got the big beast of a battery, my biggest fear is the bottom plate of … Continue reading »

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power

the battery arrived today, and some 2″ screws for holding the skins to the frame. I like that the small posts on the battery are threaded. That seems like it will make attaching the main wires to it pretty easy. Sally is now waiting for me to get rid of this thing that is in … Continue reading »

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amplification

This month was my birthday, but I think R2 decided that it was his birthday, and he got all of the presents. The aforementioned battery is on it’s way and today this amp arrived. It does not have a 1/8″ input which I did not anticipate, so I’ll have to see if my arduino sound … Continue reading »

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frame glued up and modifications added

I spent some more time today working on the frame optima battery by kimncris, on Flickr for one thing I think this is the battery I want to get – but I wanted to make sure it will fit in my frame before I got it. So now that I have the frame – I … Continue reading »

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Frame dry run

I started working on the frame, thinking and looking it it trying to figure out what to do next, and what to make sure I do before gluing the whole thing… anyway I reassembled the frame at home and raised up the wood from the desk by 1/4″ with some wood scraps raised up 1/4" … Continue reading »

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Frame parts cut!

Eric “HDTheater” helped me some more tonight and we got the frame cut out the rest of the way and put together (with no glue of course) here are the 3/4″ parts. Again you can see how crappy the plywood from Home Depot/Lowes is. The top layer peels off like it is not even glued! … Continue reading »

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new frame started – this time powered by CNC!

R2builder Eric, “HDTheater” helped me re-start on my frame tonight. My first version was OK but the rings were not really the right size and I never cut the slots into them… anyway so Eric set up the plans on his CNC router and we started cutting out the parts again from a new piece … Continue reading »

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