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“Connect the right thigh to the pelvis using the joint and casings supplied.”
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Assembling the Right Hip Joint
Retrieve the Right Thigh assembly from the previous issue. Fit the Inner Casing for Hip Joint into this opening of the Right Thigh.
It should sit down in there with the flat surface facing up and fit around the screw sockets, as shown:
Lower the Hip Joint (post end first) down into the center of the Inner Casing for Hip Joint, as shown.
Real quick, take a look at this notch across the post end of the Hip Joint:
This notch will fit over tabs inside the hip joint that keep it from rotating. This is how it fits to the pelvis:
With that understood, we can now drop the Hip Joint into place:
While holding the Hip Joint inside the Right Thigh, insert the notched end of the Hip Joint into the hip socket so it engages with the two raised bars inside the hip socket.
Make sure the notches described above are fully engaged inside the pelvis and the ball of the Hip Joint does not rotate:
Secure the Hip Joint to the Right Thigh assembly with one (1) PM 3×8 mm screw, as shown.
Make sure this screw is fully tightened. It is normal for the Right Thigh assembly to still feel loose at this point:
Fit the Outer Casing for Hip Joint all the way into the Right Thigh opening (covering the Hip Joint), aligning the round notches to the screw sockets, as shown:
Fit the Domed Cap for Hip Joint all the way into the Right Thigh opening (covering the Outer Casing for Hip Joint), aligning the round notches to the screw sockets, as shown.
In the next issue, we will drive a screw up against the circled recess below. This applies pressure to the Hip Joint Casings which will tighten/loosen the hip’s tension in the next issue:
Fit the Outer Cap for Hip Joint all the way into the Right Thigh opening (covering the Domed Cap for Hip Joint), and align the screw holes to the screw sockets inside. There are raised sections on the Outer Cap for Hip Joint screw holes that line up to these sockets. Secure the Outer Cap for Hip Joint into place with four (4) PM 2×18 mm screws:
Our T-800 is getting longer! I thought storing it before was difficult and now it barely fits in my storage tote. And, we finally get to screw something together; it feels like it has been forever since we did that. Our hip joint is still a bit loose, but that will be fixed in the next issue. The Domed and Outer Caps as well as the Hip Joint are metal, and the two casings are plastic.
Running Total of screws used so far: 180
Issue 57 – Hip Plate, Right Leg Part/Insert