Tutorial #4 - The chassis assembly
I don't want to delay you with long readings, so I'll use pictures a lot and point you out important things. It's easy, let's get to it. If necessary, you can watch the video. You will find the whole assembly procedure there.
Assembly takes about 25 minutes.
At this tutorial we put the parts we assembly in previous tutorials together and build the Vitulus chassis.
First, make sure you have all the necessary parts.
- Printed parts - download STL files Supports
- Printed parts - download STL files Rails
- 4pcs - M3x16 screw
- 8pcs - M3x14 screw
- 4pcs - M3x1.6 square nut
- 2pcs - M3x25 screw
- 12pcs - 3.2 x 9 mm pad
- 12pcs - M3 nut self-lock PA
- 12pcs - 3.2 mm serrated lock washer
- 2pcs - M3x102 mm threaded rod
Assemble middle supports, middle holder and put together MainUnitSupport and PowerUnit.
First use the super glue and fix the M3 self lock nut on one end of each threaded rod. Put the glue on the end of rod and screw on the nut to be aligned with end of the threaded rod.
Follow images and insert beams into the units. Two of beams are 0.5 mm longer, put them to PowerUnit. Two shorter beams put into the holes in MainUnitSupport. Put on Middle holder on beams. Now put it together. Insert serrated lock washer and big washer on each prepeared rod with nuts. Insert all six rods into the holes. On the other end put on big washer, seerated lock washer and self lock M3 nut. Tighten firmly but gently.
Middle supports assembly
Follow the images and insert the M3 squared nuts into the holes. Put on the top cover and fix it with M3x16 screws. Two screws from bottom side and two from top side.
Middle cover assembly
Assemble the rails. You can use the rails to mount another accessory. First assemble rear rail use the M3x25 screw to fit it in the hole in the middle of PowerUnit. Then put on front part of the rail and use the M3x14 screws for rest of the holes.