How to Build a Webcam Missile Launcher Page 5
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How to build a Webcam Missile Launcher

Re-assembly

Remount the rear missile housing to the front missile housing with the two screws as indicated.  And remount the end caps that hold the front and rear housings together. 

Now we begin putting everything back where it came from.  Reattach the pitch axel clamps (two) using the four screws as indicated. 

Before restoring the pitch motor unit, make sure the wires are routed as indicated between the arrows.  This is important. 

Now remount the pitch motor unit with the three screws as circled (yes, I changed how I'm indicating important screws). 

Center and remount the yaw gear with its three screws.  Make sure the upper missile housing will now turn freely before continuing. 

Put the yaw gear shield back on, making sure you gently thread the wires through the center hole so they are not bunched up under the shield. 

Remount the yaw motor unit. 

Before putting the base back on, here are a few optional steps.  After first finding a nut that fits a standard camera mount, locate the center of the base (convieniently marked with a circle in the plastic). 

Drill out the center with an appropriately sized bit. (Sorry I didn't keep track). 

I "tacked" down the center tripod nut with superglue and then made a batch of good epoxy. 

Trowl on the epoxy around the nut. 

Reattach the base, and note as you are doing it, to have the internal wires gently tucked in that space to the side of the yaw motor unit and assuring that the USB cable is threaded through the strain relief properly.  Don't forget to put the rubber feet back on. 

Voila! You are now the proud owner of a USB driven missile launcher with camera!  Warranty voided, I'm not responsible for any errors committed during the disassembly, modification and reassembly.  Did I fail to mention all that at the beginning? 

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