The Leg Ball Joint Knee parts have been undergoing machining operations, welding and surface linishing. These are now ready for trial assembly. The Knee light emitting disks are being made Saturday 29th and the first of the wiring harness goes in over the weekend too!
Here are some pics and a few videos. Just scroll down and see all of them: First the videos . . .
Yep, thats a FLAT file I’m using to shape a curvilinear surface!
One more, this shows how to cool down after a weld.
And now some of the pics:
Docking off the leg bosses . . .
Machining Individual Leg Bosses . . .
Leg ‘Arms’ with the corresponding mounting bosses fitted. The ‘Arms’ part of the leg assemblies are the more horizontal member of the leg assem. This will make more sense when the whole thing comes together shortly.
Machining the body hemispheres . . .
Trial assembly of the first Leg ‘arm’ to the top body hemisphere. Note the mount holes for the next leg including power cable hole and location pin hole, thats why there are three holes.
All three leg arms shown here in a trial fitment to the top body hemisphere . . .
Leg arm fitting trial closeup. Note the ring collar at the junction of the leg arm to the sphere.
Closeup of the Knee joint retaining nut welding position . . .