Just wanted to update..have been working on R2 on my holidays a bit when I can. I just finished painting and installing my new HP's (generously given to me by my Danish friend Holse). They look GREAT!
I also extended the wires and added a quick release coupling (round serial cable) so that I coudl mount the LED from my interactive R2 in the new front holo eye. Now when I am using the interactive R2 for sounds and I say , "Light beam" or play message it will light up and play Leia's message. This will limit my dome rotation a bit (I have a long loose wires so I could probably do a few laps with no problems)...but I'll just be carefull.
I also received my new seed controller so as soon as my dome motor adapter arrives I can mount that and get that head spinning again!
Nice to get some progress in improving my R2!
I'll post a video soon of the HP in action, and R2 moving with his new C6C control system!