Follow these steps to assemble an Apollo 5 robot Kit.

*Apollo 5S, 5M, & 5L variants

Prerequisites

  1. Purchase an Apollo 5 Kit, and an Assemblers Package
    • The assemblers package has all the glue, fixtures, and tools you'll need to assemble an Apollo Kit
  2. Open up your Kit and Assemblers Package on a large table or work surface.
    • Cover your work surface with the included polyethylene sheet as a protective barrier.

Frame Fixture Assembly

  1. First dry fit the Frame Fixture together
  2. Put on Nitrile Gloves & Safety Glasses. -make sure your rubberbands are within reach
  3. Lay out the frame parts so they are ready to assemble
  4. Insert a 50ml Epoxy Tube into the Epoxy Gun. Put a Static Mix nozzle on the Epoxy Tube. Squeeze the trigger until about a dime size amount of glue has been expelled from the end; discard this glue.
  5. Apply glue to the Frame Fixture surfaces which make contact one piece at a time, until the whole frame is glued together.
    • You will have approximately 1 to 3 hours work time before the epoxy starts to harden.
    • Epoxy set time is around 1 hour at 90F, 2 hours at 80F, 3 hours at 70F, 4 hours at 60F.
  6. Store your Epoxy Gun in a Gallon Freezer Bag in your Freezer. Simply warm it to room temperature the next time you need it.
    • If the epoxy has hardened in the static mix nozzle, put a new static mix nozzle on the epoxy tube.

Frame Gluing

  1. First dry fit the frame together.
    • Get comfortable putting the parts together now, so it assembles easy when you apply glue shortly.
  2. Put on Nitrile Gloves & Safety Glasses. -make sure your clamps and rubber bands are within reach
  3. Lay out the frame parts so they are ready to assemble
  4. Bring your epoxy gun to room temperature. Refer to step 4 above if you don't have a loaded epoxy gun in the freezer.
  5. Apply glue to the surfaces which make contact one piece at a time, until the whole frame is glued together.
  6. Apply Elastomer to the frame where the aluminum motor mount plates will contact it.
    • Elastomer takes upwards of a week to fully cure. After 24 hours it is usually hardened enough to handle the frame for further assembly.
  7. Put the aluminum motor mounts in place on the frame, and secure with frame screws.
  8. Insert the pre-assembled Frame Fixtures, and secure with Motor Bolts and primary arm Axle.
  9. Clamp and rubber band the frame to keep all the connections secure as the glue sets.
  10. Place the glued place in a warm location on a flat surface to set.
    • Recommended curing temperature: 80F-100F.
    • Cure time is dependent on temperature, when it is no longer possible to dent the glue with a fingernail, wait 12 more hours, and then continue the assembly process.




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