& Leg Small Parts
Chopper's Right & Left Legs are derived from Cleofett's .dwg drawing files.
Leg - the design for the right leg is simpler than the design for the
Leg - the design for the left leg is more complicated because of the
curved surfaces. I had to derive the curve for the side
of the leg as there is no profile for that section in the .dwg files.
|After I posted my
preliminary CNC design for the legs, Matthew Zwarts warned me that there was
a problem with the Leg design. The pictures below illustrate the
problem and the fix that I'm proposing.|
|The image above links to a .dwg file if you need more detail. The left drawing is the original. My first thought was to simply shorten the offending section (shown in the center drawing). That however would leave the detail part hanging over the edge. My second choice, illustrated in the 3d model above, and in the right hand drawing, is to change the angle of the leg part so the outside edge matches the inside edge.|
|The Leg strut is composed of 5 parts. The major three are shown to the left|
The central component is simply a .625 in dia cylinder. For simplicity, I'm going to cut that from an acrylic tube.
The other two parts are round trim pieces that complete the appearance of a cylinder extending across the leg. (see below)
The remaining Leg Strut Upper and Lower parts will be resin castings.
I've modified the Leg Strut Upper to have a .63 hole in the bottom.
|The Leg Strut Lower has a similar .63 hole bored it it's top face.|
As well as having a locator boss added to the face that mates with the Leg Frame - it will fit into a matching hole in the Leg Frame.
[not yet shown on the leg drawings]
|Left: There are two Leg Strut Round Trim pieces one for each side of the leg.|
Note: There is a decorative diagonal slash in the lower leg strut.
If you want the slash to be going in the same direction on both sides of the leg there needs to be a mirror image of the one shown for the other side of the leg.
The Left Leg Applique is shorter than the Right Leg Applique and can be permanently applied to the leg. The blind holes are for alignment while gluing.
The Right Leg Applique extends over the Leg Shoulder Cover. It is held in place with magnets.
Chopper's Shoulder Cover is held in place by a pair of magnets.
The Leg Frame has a pair of tabs that accept 1/4-20 bolts that are used as magnetic attachment points for the shoulder cover.
Choppers Leg Mounting Hub features a set of recess holes for nuts that can hold the hub and the bolts in place while the legs are attached to the frame.
Part of the leg skins have been peeled off so you can get a better view inside to see how the Shoulder Cover and Mounting Hub assemble to the common frame.
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