Currently getting ready for a single day convention in Preston. Needed to do a few repairs to R2 after the last event, and as usual I left them all to the last minute. Thankfully for the most part it was tightening up some nuts and bolts (this time putting some loctite on them, lets see if that holds). One major repair was to one of the front door panels where I’d yet again put my knee into it as I was loading R2 onto his sled.
The one improvement I wanted to make before this event tho, was to improve the center ankle lock. After inspection, the previous ankle lock looked like it was going to go through the metal of the foot shell. Not really too surprising as it was just made from two large washers that I’d ground down with the correct profiles. This meant that there was a very small surface area pressing onto the foot shell, with probably half the weight of the droid on it.
The new ankle lock is a much beefier piece of aluminium, with a larger (M4 vs M3) bolt to hold it in place. Surface area onto the foot shell should now be an order of magnitude bigger.
So, with that done I think I am just about ready for tomorrow. I might polish up the inside of his back door seeing as the new R2 guy is at the con, and may get him to sign it. Have to do some tests to see how well sharpie does on metal, and ways to protect it once its done.
Google keep list is ready and cleared so I can check everything off in the morning. Hopefully I won’t do the usual and forget his controller.
Come say hi if you’re there.