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Offline Red Five

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FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:31:28 PM »
When taking apart a Yoda, there's one vital key...
You must drill out the pin in Step 1. If you attempt to tap it out you will ruin the motion sensor.


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Step 1: Drill out the pin oppostie the black knob seen below.
A good tip is to tape the surrounding area incase you slip with the drillbit.


Step 2: Carefully pry off the plate surrounding the switch.


Step 3: Next take out the two screws holding the switchbox on.
Then unscrew the third screw and slide the "clamp" up to reveal a hidden pin. Simply tap it out.


Step 4: Unscrew the black knob. Now the electronics can be pulled out.


Step 5: Remove the metal guard to reveal a large pin. Turn the saber over and tap this out.


Step 6: All that's left is to tap out two tiny pins that hold the blade holder to the soundboard chamber.


Full disassembly




I'd like to give a shout out to Ti-el_terall, whom I learned from.

« Last Edit: June 10, 2008, 10:00:47 PM by Red Five »

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 09:49:16 PM »
dude your my hero!

yoda lux here i come!

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 10:10:10 PM »
A yoda lux? Have you seen Do-Clo's converted Yoda?

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008, 07:52:53 AM »
yeah that guy does some nice work

I have one of his hasbro converted dooku's to lux

they are kinda big and im not a fan of the hasbro sound but it makes the set complete!

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008, 08:41:57 AM »
I like this, great job. However befor I do this one which I would love to do, where and how do you put the LUX LED? I can't see any room.

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008, 08:50:00 AM »
im thinking you would almost have to put it as close to the board as possible. ill have to dig out the calipers when i got the yoda apart and see exactly how much room there is there.
or maybe do-clo could drop a trade secret ;) or two! haha

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 09:01:04 AM »
where and how do you put the LUX LED? I can't see any room.
Because there isn't any, you have to have a custom blade holder. You need at least an inch for blade depth so the emitter will have to be elongated. You'll want more if you plan on heavy dueling.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2008, 09:11:11 AM by Red Five »

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 09:06:29 AM »
i dunno ive been looking at do-clo's pic of his and it doesn't look like he has added that much to his emitter end piece for sure maybe like a half an inch if that.
it just doesnt sit as far in the hilt  is all so most of the adding is done on the bottom half

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 09:09:26 AM »
Let me fix my post up above as it doesn't read all that clearly, I didn't mean it needed to be elongated an inch. Just that you need at least and inch for blade depth.

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 09:11:31 AM »
yeah i edited mine too. haha! ;D

it think it could be very easily do able to convert it for non dueling... its too small for me to get a good grip on anyways.

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 10:00:06 AM »
Has anyone contacted Do-Clo yet to see if he will make his custom blade holder available?

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 10:04:45 AM »
i dunno but im in for at least one if he does!

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 03:57:32 PM »
100000x better than mine :) Great job, easy to follow, and nicely done!

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 04:13:20 PM »
100000x better than mine :) Great job, easy to follow, and nicely done!

Thanks Ti-el, I couldn't have done it without you.

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Re: FX Yoda Disassembly Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 04:15:33 AM »
Great tutorial.  I couldn't figure out how to get the pin out until I saw your tutorial.  I will be making sever Yoda blade holders if anyone is interested.  I will probally make about 5 of them.

Thanks,

Wade
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