Friday, February 27, 2009

Resin Parts Discussion

I finally decided to go with mostly resin parts, due to the cost. So, I contacted one of the well known suppliers through the club and here's what I'll be getting in the coming weeks:

1) Dome Bumps
2) Front Logic Displays

3) Utility Arms

4) Two non-moveable Holo-Eyes

5) One Large Data Port

6) One moveable Holo-eye

7) Rear Logic Display

8) The "ever recognizeable" Radar Eye

9) P.S.I. Light Housings

So, for now, once these parts are cast and the dome arrives, this should be enough to keep me busy for quite some time. I'll be looking at painting the dome, assembly, lighting, etc. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dome Update

Just got an e-mail from my dome should be shipped in March! Once it arrives, the resin and aluminum dome parts will be next.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back to a "Research" phase...

Well, since R2 is on hold, I'm going back into full research mode. I do have the dome purchase completed, so I'll begin lining up my resources for the dome parts. Recently, I was able to obtain an 18" Sonotube that I can play around with for the body. Not too sure where to go with it, but I'll have a better idea once the dome arrives. It didn't cost me anything for the Sonotube, so, even though I want to build the frame, the tube will give me some trial and error, etc. Plus, if I remember the set-up on Ed's R2 correctly, it would be nothing to start working on the Sono and still have the dome removable for when I move to a wooden or aluminum frame. It just gives me something to focus my mind on as I try to relieve some stress at home. I need to find some references from builders who have already used the Sono for a body. Google here I come!!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dome purchase completed

Thanks to some ebay sales, my dome is paid off!!! Whoo-hoo!!!