3 cell stick lasts FOREVER lol, but it won't fit into the final build. I'll be using the smaller tri-pack hyperdyne 11.1v, which will probably get about 30 minutes run time. I use one of the medium brightness settings and I think the #3 flicker.
Still having trouble with the blue one. I took it halfway apart yesterday and checked the soundboard connection and tried to connect that part better but the saber is still shutting off alot. I think the real problem is with the power port and connects for the battery must be loose. Gonna have to completely dissassemble the blue one to totally fix it. I thought it might be easy and simply be a sound card connection problem but it's more than that, and the internals are in the middle of the hilt so I will have to remove the shroud for that. Last night I configured the blue one with a blade retention thumbscrew to hold the blade in. I didn't realize it only had a blade holder but nothing to hold the blade system into the blade holder. I fixed that problem with the thumbscrew, although the emitter isn't such a clean design anymore, as it now has a silver thumbscrew poking out. It was totally necessary, however, because when I swinging it around the blade fell out and was hanging by the wires! So I had to take care of that.
I have off today so I've been getting the guts ready for the red install. I think the red one will be quite nice but I'm not doing blinkies or the vibe motor in that one. Hopefully once it's together it will operate smoothly. So far today I changed out the switch to a nice chrome switch from TCSS and then I had some dremeling to do but my dremel BROKE!
My dad is coming over with his dremel so I can continue preparing the MR Anakin hilt for the red saber. Should have a working video of that fully operational later if all goes well. The only thing I will have to get for it still will be a speaker mount for the pommel. I figure for video demo I can tape it in place until I get to Home Depot for a proper metal bottom piece that i can configure with mesh or holes for the sound.
In the future, I'd like to make a green and a purple hyperblade, as green is my favorite saber blade color.