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Title: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: naigon on March 27, 2013, 08:12:36 AM
Padawan Obi

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rebelshaven.com%2Fimages%2Fobiwan%2F1obi003.jpg&hash=882900aa5c7748fbf555c1421c6b01b9)

This was a quasi-commission that I did for our very own Clark Kent of these forums. I basically did the install and gave him the right of first refusal since I knew he wanted one. Well, the good news is he didn't refuse :)

This saber has an Igniter Mini running a TriRebel RGB for color mixing utilizing all the features of Igniter R4, including Dual Phase(TM) for both classic and lock.

This was a pretty straight-forward install despite size being at a premium with the Mini. The hardest part being getting the brass valve converted to a button with the hemi. I ended up using a paper clip and bending it in an elongated S-shape where both bubbles of the s were on either side of valve, one completely inside the saber. That allowed there to be a little bit of movement without the button being able to completely back out of the hole. I then used epoxy putty to make a shelf on the top side of the paper clip, and once that dried overnight I super-glued the hemi on.

The speaker is hidden in the neck area. I drilled a few holes under the shroud for sound to escape. Sound also leaks out the emitter when the blade is not inserted. Once inserted it is quieter but it was an unfortunate tradeoff to prevent drilling visible sound holes in the hilt.

Overall I'm very pleased and will be doing another one soon for myself to keep.

Specs


Config

Pictures
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Here's a few comparison shots with the OR Qui, my Luke Hero and the Larbel EL ready. The Parks is the middle saber in all the pics.
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Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLkf0AIFbf0
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: Clark Kent on March 27, 2013, 08:17:43 AM
OMG, is that for me? WOW! woo hoooo  ;D
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: IndustrialAction on March 27, 2013, 08:58:21 AM
Man, this saber is so bright! Looks awesome on cam. Great job!
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: Goodman on March 27, 2013, 11:33:38 AM
Very nice, Naigon! I noticed in your video that the twist motion to activate DualPhase really is quite accurate, which abates an earlier concern I had. What a neat effect.  8)

Do you have pictures of your aux switch's inner mechanism?

Clark, you're getting a great piece here!
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: scottjua on March 27, 2013, 11:46:26 AM
Man, this saber is so bright! Looks awesome on cam. Great job!

True dat!

Naigon, how are you driving the LEDs?

Great work! Cal, you're gonna love this hilt!
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: Scorpion on March 27, 2013, 01:12:03 PM
another fine saber for your collection clark, a color changing obi tpm coooool  8)
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: naigon on March 27, 2013, 02:42:45 PM
Very nice, Naigon! I noticed in your video that the twist motion to activate DualPhase really is quite accurate, which abates an earlier concern I had. What a neat effect.  8)

Do you have pictures of your aux switch's inner mechanism?

Clark, you're getting a great piece here!

Thanks for the compliments. The twisting motion is quite accurate with the sensitivity settings I have. You can see in the video I twisted once and it didn't register but I don't get any false positives. It can be adjusted for your liking of hardness and wiggle too.

Honestly I didn't get pictures of the switch as it was such a pain-in-the-left-buttock to do and I was fighting with it the entire time. Now that I know how to do it I'll get some pics on the next build.


Man, this saber is so bright! Looks awesome on cam. Great job!

True dat!

Naigon, how are you driving the LEDs?

Great work! Cal, you're gonna love this hilt!

The LEDs are just direct driven. Since I'm using a single 18650 that actually works the best with the low voltage. As you can see from the video the effects look fine and it isn't much different looking from a constant current driver, and the runtime will be amazing. The only downside is the audio volume being quieter then with two batteries but for this saber that wouldn't be too loud anyways it was surely worth it.
Title: Re: Parks Obi TPM (PhanteonII) w/ Igniter Mini for Clark Kent
Post by: BEN KENOBI on March 27, 2013, 04:07:10 PM
 :o :o

wow that saber's sweet indeed!!great job with that as always!! 8)