Explorer XII

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Explorer XII model


Assembly drawing


Parts drawings


Recommended materials for construction

Part
number
Number
required
Recommended
material
Color
1OneWood - pineSilver with black surface details
2OneDowel - rod, metal or plastic rod, metal or plastic tubingSilver
3OneWood - (maple), plastic or brassSilver
4OneWood - (maple) or plasticYellow
5FourMetal brazing rodSilver
6FourWood - (maple) or plasticSilver
7OneMetal brazing rod and washerGold
8OneWood - (balsa) or sheet metalRed
9FourDowel - rod or brazing rodSilver
10FourWood - balsa or pineSilver with black surface details
11FourSheet metalSilver with black surface details


Recommended procedure for construction

Part
no.
Suggested
materials
Fabrication
technique
Surface
treatment
Assembly
recommendations
1Wood - pineConstruct octagon body. Turn on lathe to specified dimensions. Drill all holes as per detailed drawingFinish sand all surfaces
2Dowel - rod, metal or plastic rod, metal or plastic tubingCut to length and square ends
3Wood, plastic or brassTurn to specified dimensions. Drill all holes as per detailed drawingFinish sand or polish surface
4Wood or plasticConstruct to specified dimensions. Drill as per detailed drawingFinish sand or polish surface
5Metal rodCut to specified length
6Wood or plasticShape on drill press or pencil sharpener or machine on latheFinish sand
7Brazing rod and brass washerFit washer onto rodPolish
8Balsa wood or sheet metalDrill holes as per detailed drawing
9Dowel - rod or brazing rodCut to specified length
10Balsa wood or soft pineLayout and fabricate to specified dimensions and sand tapers. (May be constructed as one piced and divided into four equal pieces)Finish sand
11Sheet metalConstruct both ends separate from the main body. Drill as specified on detail no. 11. All 3/64D. holes to be painted. Solder both ends to the body
Assemble part no. 9 to part no. 11 using epoxy resin or solder
Attach part no. 11 to part no. 1 as indicated on the assembly drawing by alternating the position of part no. 11
Paint all parts silver except parts no. 7 and 8
Apply surface details to part no. 1 as specified using appropriate paint or India ink
Assemble part no. 7 to part no. 1
Simulate solar cells on part no. 10 by drawing equally spaced lines on the surfaces as indicated on detail no. 10
Paint part no. 8 red and attach to part no. 1 with epoxy resin
Attach parts no. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to part no. 1
Paint part no. 4 yellow
Assemble part no. 10 to part no. 9
Model standWood - walnutDesign stand to support the assembled modelNatural rubbed oil finish



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