In the Blue Corner…Weighing in at 155lb…RrrrrTwooo-DeeeTwoooo

Chris' R2-D2

At the R2-CCA event this last weekend I got to weigh my little buddy. The trick is to use a single bathroom scale and move it from foot to foot and to add up the combined weight. The other feet need to be kept level with the scale using wood blocks, otherwise the result will be invalid.

I was surprised that he’s already over 150lb. The dome alone is 17lb and that’s without the periscope. The problem is the two 12v batteries and dome mounting plate – and of course all those alu Holo projectors, radar eye and logic surrounds.

I can easily see him hitting 200+lb once I add the skins, body detail and extras like computer interface arms and other motors/servos to trick him out.

In contrast Ed’s finished droid was closer to 110lb and nobody else at the event had any problems pulling their dome on and off with one hand except me!

Posted by Chris on August 14th, 2007 in General | 2 Comments

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  1. Brenda Thomas remarks on

    Wow !!!! that looks great ; ) I can’t wait to get my R3 Painted but it’s a littlr cold now for Paint, so I will have to put it off : ( I think Calvin visit’s you site a lot. Man that aluminum looks good.

  2. Chris remarks on

    Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to ask questions and I’ll try and help the best I can.

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