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- Leg Supports and power supplies
I'm planning for the Treadsections to be separate
from the knees, the knees, legs, waistplate an donut will be
a complete unit that will slide down onto the Treadsection's
do this I am designing a support based on Norm's Rubber Leg
supports that he used to sell and that I already have. I've
cut them up as required. I'm including blueprints of all
my internals, not so much so that someone can duplicate my build
exactly but to help give ideas, etc.
Leg supports consist of several parts.
Leg Support Shelf - Blueprint This
part mounts inside the Treadsection using the upper wheel axle
Leg Support Plate - Blueprint -
mounts to the shelf and supports the uprights. Also, the
right support plate is where the power supplies mount.
Leg Support Base Uprights - Blueprint
- Photo These
mount to the shelf and were cut from Norm's supports.
Leg Support Alignement Tubes - Blueprint These
are removable for transport. They slide down into the uprights
while the upper leg section slides down on them when put into
all the parts (except the tubes) before assembly.
both of the supports, assembled with the power supplies in place.
the wired power suppy and AC Jack. Note also that connector
runs down to the Soil Sampler to control it.
are the side panels. I drilled and tapped 14, #4-40 screw
holes on each treadsection for mounting. Not how
the original prop worked but I like the look.
several hours polishing my aluminum wheels. A pain, but
I used steel wool at first and then a polishing compound. I
used my lathe to spin them which helped a lot.
a before & after shot:
hours later... "Oohhh, Ahhhh...."
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