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r2maker

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The next step in the build to order the inner brackets and my long wedges. That order is going in today.

The original domes had a flange “L” ring welded into the dome. This flange had the three holes for mounting the dome on the head bearing locating pins.

This Is the laser scan I am working against. I need to model the flange in the sheet metal design package. I haven’t done anything with stampings since I worked at a stamping plant while going to school.

Interested to see how much I’ve forgotten. ;p


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r2maker

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The remaining batch of the front flashing optics for the head were delivered this evening. These were meant to be ordered as part of the original batch, but I fat fingered the order quantities.

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r2maker

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The original ANH units did not have actual vent holes in the body Detail 'A' dressing.
The vents were actually tape or dry transfers.

Also the blueprints and all the photos show evenly spaced concentric "Stacked Discs"

This is the kit that I've got going to replica the original details to the first film.

You can use the alignment marks on the dry transfer to make a nice symmetric application.
Or you can go manual to get the authentic asymmetric look.

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