ISSUE 13

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“In this issue the upper knee and leg assembly is added to the [right] thigh.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Upper Part of Knee Frame, Knee/Ankle Frame (R), Knee Joint Part, Hinge Part, Rear Plate Joint, and Right Knee Shaft are all made of metal, and the remaining parts are plastic.

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  • Step-by-Step Assembly Instructions

Build


The Right Leg (4)

Step 13-1

Fit the keyed post of the Right Knee Shaft through this hole of the Knee Joint Part, aligning its tabs to the matching notches as shown:

Slide a Knee Washer over the end of the Knee Shaft with the grooves facing out, and align the keyed tab into the slot as shown.

The Knee Washers are the largest of the four washer types supplied with this issue:

Retrieve your Right Thigh assembly from the previous issue. Fit a second Knee Washer into this matching recess of the Thigh, again with the grooves facing out and the keyed tab aligned into the matching slot as shown:

Slide the post of the Right Knee Shaft through this second Knee Washer and into the Thigh assembly, as shown.

If this post does not go all the way in, you may need to sand or file some of the paint off the Knee Shaft:

Step 13-2

Slot the Nut into this recess of the Knee/Ankle Frame.

Note how the rounded end of this Nut is facing to the right, as shown:

Fit the Hinge Part into the Knee/Ankle Frame, aligning it as shown:

Secure this Hinge Part into place with two (2) NM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 13-3

Fit two Joint Washers into these matching recesses on both sides of Upper Part of Knee Frame. As before, the grooves should face outwards and the keyed tab aligns into the matching slot as shown.

The Joint Washers are the smaller of the plastic washers:

Prepare the Knee/Ankle Hinge Pin by sliding a split-ring Washer and then the Flat Washer over the end of it, as shown:

While holding these Washers in place, slide the Upper Part of Knee Frame into this slot of the Knee/Ankle Frame (R), and align the through hole as shown:

Insert the Knee/Ankle Hinge Pin through the aligned holes of the Knee/Ankle Frame (R) and tighten the Pin with the supplied Wrench:

With this ‘bolt’ tightened, we should still be able to slightly rotate these assemblies around the bolt. It should be a firm joint:

Step 13-4

Fit the third Knee Washer into this matching recess of the Upper Part of Knee Frame, again with the grooves facing out and the keyed tab aligned into the matching slot as shown:

Fit the fourth and final Knee Washer over this pin of the Right Thigh Structure, also with the grooves facing out and the keyed tab aligned into the matching slot as shown:

Fit the Upper Part of Knee Frame over the same pin of the Thigh structure, and align the lower posts together as shown:

Secure the Upper Part of Knee Frame to the Thigh with two (2) NM screws:

Step 13-5

Prepare one (1) MP screw by sliding a split-ring Washer over the end of it:

Fit the smaller eyelet of the Rear Joint Plate onto this post of the Rear Shield Plate, orienting it as shown.

It is not easy to see, but one eyelet of this Rear Joint Plate is slightly smaller/thinner than the other:

Secure the Rear Joint Plate into place with the prepared MP screw.

Even with this MP screw fully tightened, the Joint Plate should be able to rotate – but firmly:

Step 13-6

Prepare one (1) more HM screw by sliding a split-ring Washer over the end of it:

Fit the other eyelet of the Rear Joint Plate over this post of the Thigh structure, orienting it as shown:

Secure the Rear Joint Plate to the Thigh with the prepared HM screw:

Step 13-7

Fit the Side Shield Plate onto this rounded tab of Knee Joint Part, orienting it as shown and aligning the holes:

Insert the Side Shield Pin through both parts, passing fully through the Knee Joint and Shield Plate.

If needed, you can gently use duck-bill pliers or a small crafting hammer to fully insert this Pin. When seated correctly, the ends of this Pin should be even on both sides of the Shield Plate:

Thoughts


As we add more details to this incredible Right Leg assembly, take care not to damage any of the delicate parts. Keep the two unused Joint Washers nearby for use in the next issue.

Next Up


 Issue 14 – Rear Leg Cylinder/Plate/Connector, Knee Rings/Joint End/Blade, Support Plates, Pin, Washers, End Caps

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