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I've managed to get my cheap Ebay Lazy Susan installed. All seems OK so far with no real problems during the install.

I had to use the Lower Ring for wider Lazy Susan's but now there is plenty of room with no fowling.

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Not keen on the gap between the gear ring and the top of the lazy susan. Maybe the gear ring can be a mm or two less deep to reduce this.

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#2
Looks good, and your dome fits nicely on top, Bonus..:-)
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#3
Lol, yeah. :-) I think the body is slightly out of round near the right/rear shoulder area but I'll live with that.
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Quote:Posted by coin-op
Not keen on the gap between the gear ring and the top of the lazy susan. Maybe the gear ring can be a mm or two less deep to reduce this.

If you follow Michael's guide guide on fitting the Lazy Susan, he spaces the lazy susan up with a nut and 2 washers, that way the gear ring will sit flush on the lazy susan.

I found with mine, a nut then holding the ring gear down provides just the right length for the dome-lower-ring to sit on top and and in turn have a nut hold it with just enough clearance both inside for the gear and outside so it all rotates.

Michael recommends using M4x25mm flat top (countersunk) hex socket screws, to push up from the underside of the body-top-ring with the nuts secured and lock tight in place so they don't move.
I used M5 x 25mm and found the length to be spot on.

I'll be covering this part in my next build log.
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#5
This is very similar to what I actually did. I'm quite pleased with the final result though I'd like to get the gap between the lower ring and the main body a little less. Currently it is approx 2.5mm
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#6
Interesting, my gear sits on the lazy susan bearing (no gap). I don't see the gap on the picture of the droid body with no dome - why?

I'll have to check it out when I get home, but I think with the bearing I have, the inner ring is a little taller than the outer one - might be that difference.

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#7
Larry, there is no spacing in that picture between the main body top ring and lazy susan. After I did this I got an OK fit though I'd still like to reduce the gap if possible.
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(06-19-2018, 11:28 PM)coin-op Wrote: Larry, there is no spacing in that picture between the main body top ring and lazy susan. After I did this I got an OK fit though I'd still like to reduce the gap if possible.

I checked my setup. As I thought, the inner ring on my lazy susan is about 2 - 3 mm taller than the outer one - this may be why you have the gap. You should be able to load the parts into NetFab (or equivalent) and slice off a couple mm.

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#9
That's my plan, i'm going to slice off 1.5mm from the ring gear and reprint.
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