New Legs

Posted in Legs, R2 2.0 on April 26th, 2013 by Samurai

The new legs have cutouts for the Rocket Boosters.

New Horseshoes

Posted in Legs, Upgrades on May 17th, 2011 by Samurai

The new horseshoes are in and installed on the new legs.

Old Horseshoes: 3lb 9.25oz


New Horseshoes: 1lb 2.5oz








Rocket Boosters

Posted in Legs, Part Inventory, Upgrades on May 10th, 2011 by Samurai

The legs get the first real new addons.



New Legs

Posted in Legs, Part Inventory, Upgrades on May 9th, 2011 by Samurai

Ok so with the upgrades comes the new legs and new parts.

New Legs:

Droid upgrades

Posted in Legs, Upgrades on May 9th, 2011 by Samurai

Time for R2 to get some upgrades. This part is going to add a lot more details and functionality. In the end he may not be any lighter, but he won’t be as heavy as he would have been without some of the new parts.


Under the Shoulder Details:

Shoulder Hubs:


Lots going on, no pictures…

Posted in Ankles, Frame, Misc, Rear Door, Skins on July 15th, 2009 by Samurai

R2 was taken completely apart and pieces were ground down and adjusted to make way for electronics. The feet now have the NPC motors mounted and new wires pulled up the through the new holes in the feet and legs. The wires currently are just pulled into the body. The new electronics panel was cut out of 1/4″ Lexan and mounting brackets were made to fit it to the frame. Some of the vertical rods on the frame were moved back to allow room for the hinges for the doors on the skins. All this done in a weekend. I now jsut have to positions the motor controllers and fuse blocks wire them up and R2 should be moving. Then I need to finish cutting the inner dome for the hinges and the dome can go back together.

Status Update

Posted in Ankles, Dome, Feet, Holoprojectors, Legs, Paint on September 3rd, 2008 by Samurai

Well DragonCon is over. I only spent a day there, but I did get some R2 building done. I made a major push to get some things complete. Over the weekend I shaved the center ankle mounting block down adn now the center foot is mounted. I finished painting all the feet, ankles, and legs. This includes all the blue parts too. The Radar Eye is also painted blue too. I then moved to the dome where I cut the large hole for the 1 piece Front Logic Port (FLP). I then drilled and counter sunk screws for the FLP, Rear Logic Port, and all Holoprojectors. He is now looking more like a complete R2 droid.

Photos coming soon….

Leg to Ankle Upgrade

Posted in Ankles, Legs on August 28th, 2008 by Samurai

Well the leg to ankle upgrade is complete, well sort of. I plan on adding a 1/8″ plate that will run all the way down the ankle to the axle, but for now there are just some nuts JB Welded to the ankle. i used Grade 8 bolts to ensure that they would not shear and drilled out the ankles and legs to fit the new bolts.

I JB Welded nuts to the plate inside the ankle to give the bolts something to screw into. As mention before, one set of nuts is there until I create the 1/8″ plate. Right now they only keep the leg in place.

I got some 1/4″ aluminum plates and drilled them so they will fit between the leg and ankle and keep the correct spacing on the bracelet.

All Assembled

Shoulder Hub Update

Posted in Feet, Shoulder Hubs on August 13th, 2008 by Samurai

As promised here are the pictures. I mounted the hubs using rare earth magnets.

Here is is an update photo on what the feet currently look like.

Weekend Update 2

Posted in Feet, Legs, Shoulder Hubs on August 11th, 2008 by Samurai

Finished drilling the shoulder hubs. I JB Welded some rare earth magnets in the holes. They are now ready for mounting. I just need to attach some magnets on the legs. It will be interesting to see how the JB Weld reacts with the magnets. You can acually see the JB Weld interact with the magnetic fields.

I finished the final foot shell, and applied some white primer to the shells. I also cut all the craided hose and tubes. I now need to cut the nuts that will hold the KHFs on the feet.