Motion Tracker Assembly Guide

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This document is a pictorial guide on how to convert your Kango 426 drill case into a motion tracker (MT) from the movie Aliens.  You will need other accent pieces in order to complete the prop.  These pieces are presented in the appropriate sections below.

First you need to acquire a Kango 426 hammer drill.  You can find them on ebay from time to time.  Once you get it, you have to go through the messy task of gutting the drill.  You will need circlip pliers and other tools to remove the drill motor and other mechanicals from the drill casing.  What you are after is all of the drill casing and screws for the case. 

Once you have gutted the drill and cleaned up all the grease from inside the case (and there is quite a bit), then you will have a hollowed out drill case.  This tutorial assumes you have finished this task.

Recommended tools:

Here are quick links to each section (in order of assembly):

Section A) - Cutting the extension

Section B) - Routing out the screen area

Section C) - Creating and installing the washer

Section D) - Mounting the Hama viewer hardware

Section E) - Installing the rotary switch

Section F) - Gutting the Vivitar flash unit

Section G) - Finishing the bottom side of the Hama viewer

Section H) - Mounting the top side of the Hama viewer

Section I) - Mounting the self timer

Section J) - Mounting the Jobo mini light

Section K) - Mounting the Hama remote release

Section L) - Mounting the self timer box

Section M) - Installing the sling swivels

Section N) - Screen mesh

Section O) - Mounting the transformer

Section P) - Mounting side panels

Section Q) - Installing pump widget

Section R) - Mockup

Section S) - Various pieces

Section T) - Paint


If you are planning on installing electronics, we also have a guide on how to fit our kit  into your tracker.

Pictures 2004 Stephan Drger

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Assembly guide created by S. Drger and J. Shima

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