Return to the BUILD
“In this issue, the right shoulder joint assembly continues. It is important that the placement of the springs is accurate and they are placed securely.”
Materials: The Frame and Frame Springs are metal, but the other parts are plastic.
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The Right Shoulder Joint (2)
Stage 1 – Shoulder Frame Assembly
Retrieve your Right Shoulder Joint assembly from the previous issue. Loosely secure the closed ring end of a Frame Spring to this post on the side of the Shoulder Joint assembly with one (1) HP screw, as shown.
Do not fully tighten this screw yet as the Frame Spring should still be able to rotate:
Also, make sure the coils of these Frame Springs are above the screw (not next to the Shoulder Joint), as shown:
In the same way, secure the closed ring end of the other Frame Spring to this post on the opposite side of the Shoulder Joint assembly with one (1) more HP screw:
Slide the Frame onto the Shoulder Joint assembly with this notch (circled below) facing the ‘body side’ of the shoulder, as shown:
Using tweezers, hook the open ends of the two Frame Springs over these posts of the Frame, as shown.
Once these springs are hooked in place, you can fully tighten both of the HP screws:
Check that the Frame can be pulled out of the Shoulder Joint a bit and the springs retract it back into place:
Stage 2 – Shoulder Joint Covers
Press the two pins of each Shoulder Cover into the matching holes on both sides of the Shoulder Joint assembly.
The two Shoulder Covers are exact opposites of each other. They have two different sized pins and a notch for the Frame, so each one will only fit on one side of the joint correctly. Here, the Shoulder Cover marked ‘R1’ has been pushed into place:
And here, the Shoulder Cover marked ‘R2’ has been pushed into place:
This is a nice shiny little ball isn’t it? Keep this assembly and the unused Joint Fastener nearby as they will be needed in the next issue.
Issue 12 – Right Arm 1