I sent you a PM regarding the lift mechanism for the helmet facepiece. You have most of everything figured out so there's not much to offer in exchange other than some info on the Mark III miniarc I made (see pics) and some suggestions on the lift motor.
Thanks! I had just had left rotator cuff surgery so I had to build it with one arm at 25%! UGH! A true labor of love, but man, did it light up the bars! I had at least 2 dozen people of all walks of life give me the thumbs up (punk rockers, stoners, jocks, senior citizens too!) They all recognized the character. It was a great Halloween night.
Hilarious! I had the same thing happen last Hallowe'en.
The wife decided she wanted Chinese food, so I went out with my Arc on and was instantly a celebrity! People kept giving me the thumbs up and taking pictures with me.
Absolutely hilarious... I am afraid to think of what will happen in 2010 Hallowe'en Comic-Con in Halifax when I walk in wearing full Mk III in Aluminium + integrated tech