Animatronic Horus helmet- here we go again!

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Honus

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Well I'm only responsible for the mechanical part of this project. I can't wait to see this thing after it gets finished up with an amazing paint job. I'm a little disappointed I won't be able to see it in person when it's finally completed!
 

ThePropBox

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Well I'm only responsible for the mechanical part of this project.

And that's exactly what makes this project so incredible. It's quite a task to put so much mechanical stuff inside such a small room but you absolutely nailed it.

After I saw you replied to this thread I assumed I'm going to see a video with the moving head... I'm quite disappointed now :lol :D
 

BrundelFly

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......soon.



And that's exactly what makes this project so incredible. It's quite a task to put so much mechanical stuff inside such a small room but you absolutely nailed it.

After I saw you replied to this thread I assumed I'm going to see a video with the moving head... I'm quite disappointed now :lol :D
 

Honus

Sr Member
And it's finished! Got both of the fan mechanisms installed yesterday- really tricky to get them aligned properly. I also changed the way the head shell mounts to the head mechanism. I'll shoot a build video this weekend that shows all of the movements and how it all works.

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Honus

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Thanks guys! It's been a real journey building this and it's great to work with someone so talented. When I first began I thought to myself "whatever you do, don't screw up these beautiful fiberglass castings."
 

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Honus

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As it turns out I wasn't quite done. After getting everything together I realized the head needed to move up and back, which meant I had to machine a new neck pivot and then adjust the control rod length. Here's the new neck pivot assembly.

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The really fun part was the caps for the fan mechanisms- once I hollowed them out they didn't fit- doh! I thought I took really careful measurements but close wasn't close enough so I had to make new linkage parts so I could get the caps to fit properly. I also had to add the the little brass sliding tabs that cover the open gap as the fans rotate- just like on the original movie helmets.

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Now the caps fit properly. They're held in place with magnets and a round socket that fits over the fan mech pivot retaining collar so they can be easily removed if any repairs should ever need to be done.

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falloutboy

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This is freaking epic. Absolutely beautiful job mate.

The stargate helmets are one of my dream to own items. My hat is off to you.
 

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