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I can see you!

Look what arrived today!

HPsThese are the multipart resin Holoprojectors I got from Calvin and Hob… Brenda 🙂

It’s really nice that they’re multipart. This way, I don’t have do mask anything before painting them, and there’s the removable cap in the back so if I ever change the type of lighting for them, I can easily do it. Right now, it’s just an L.E.D. connected to a jumper cable, that in turn connects to they PSI boards. I will have to drill a small hole in the cap, to attach the gorgeous mounting servo system that should hopefully start shipping soon.

After this part having arrived, and the servo mounts already bought the ONLY things that attach to the dome in some way that I’m missing are, the cabochons, that go in these, the magic panel if I get to jump on that awesome run and the life scanner. (Yes Dave, and the dome plate). Other than that I now have EVERYTHING for the dome! Oh! I’m also missing a few sets of Blade Flybar Paddle Control Frame. Unfortunately, when I went to Great Hobbies on Saturday, they only had one set. These will be used for the hinges.


For those interested in what I’m doing for the hinges, here’s a list of parts:

  • BLH1624 – Flybar Paddle Control Frame Set B450
  • DUB137 – Dura Collars – 1/16″ (4)
  • BLH1637 – Ball Link Set (20) B450 B400
  • BLH1638 – Linkage Rod/Pushrod Set B450
  • Hitec HS-55 Servos
  • JAG Hinges

Once I start working on these I’ll post pics and instructions. In the mean time, enjoy this pic of a dry fitting of a Holoprojector in the dome!

HP in Dome

More Pieces

Slipring Connection Boards

More pieces have arrived! Having just paid for some of the most expensive parts, the dome, the frame and the lighting kit… I had to settle with something smaller, but still crucial.

The two electrical boards you’re seeing at the top there, are connectors for the slipring.
Basically, one will be inside the body, connecting to the power distribution board that is hooked up to the batteries. It then connects to the slipring, a two part cable that can spin without getting tangled up and goes into the head to connect to the other board, that then feeds power to all the electronics in the head.

Above those boards, you’ve probably noticed the odd looking piece of aluminum. That’s a hinge, i bought a few. These will be welded into the dome and will allow the pie pieces on R2’s head to open and close.