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Radio Control Imperial Star Destroyer

April 13th, 2013 at 9:35 pm » Comments (1)

Picked this RC Spaceship up from while I was out at the Toledo Weak Signals RC Show. They actually were not selling it at the show, but I would not let them leave until they sold it to me.  You can get the plans from sg-ideas and all the components needed to build your own. [...]

R2-D2 Build Progess

January 4th, 2013 at 10:13 pm » Comments (0)

Happy New Year Everyone! R2-D2 is coming alonf and I have made lots of progress as I come up to year into the R2 build. It could be faster but I am happy with how the R2 is moving along.  For years I lurked on and the R2 Builders Club on Yahoo groups but in [...]

R2-D2 Build Update: A&A Holo Projector Servo Frame Mod

June 15th, 2012 at 10:19 pm » Comments (0)

I have completed the A&A Holo Projector (HP) mounts.  The rear and top HP fit fine, but the front interferes with the Process State indicator (PSI) and will not fit with the 1.5″ tube for the Teeces PSI lights. I reworked the A&A servo mount plate and came up with a new design that moves the servos [...]

R2-D2 Build Update: Teeces V3 Dome Lighting System

April 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 pm » Comments (0)

Progress continues on R2-D2.  This past weekend I focused on the lighting system for R2′s dome. I am using the Teeces lighting system (named after  the R2BC member who designed it). It features Arduino control of LED based Front Logic Displays, Rear Logic Display, Process State Indicators, and Holo-Projector lights.  It is a little intimidating at first since there are dozens of [...]

R2 Build Update – Skirt

March 28th, 2012 at 1:06 pm » Comments (1)

Just a quick update on my R2-D2 build progress. Working on the skirt and frame while I wait for some hinges to arrive.