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Offline CHEWBACCA

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Jacen Solo with CF7
« on: February 27, 2014, 07:50:22 AM »
I built this Jacen Solo a while back as a test bench for the CS2.  I decided to redo it and put a CF7 in it.

Like my KotOR saber I will get a video when I get a chance.

The specs are now...
CF7
Rebel GGW LED  GG in series and W on onboard PEx1
2x18500 AW batteries

First I had to figure out how to fix the recharge port hole I messed up.  I didn't want to thread it when I first built it in case I needed to pull the board for flashing so I drilled through and used the nut on the port.  Unfortunately the recharge port was not long enough and since I still haven't picked up my mill I just used a large drill bit to recess the hole for the nut thinking I would clean it up once I got the mill.  I decided I didn't want the nut showing so I was either going to turn that part down and sleeve it so I could thread the recharge port hole or get the longer recharge port that Wat used on the Maul run and thread a covertec wheel.  I decided on the latter just to add a little more to the hilt.  I took a TCSS threaded covertec wheel and first turned it down some to make it thinner, then I drilled it out, tapped it and drilled out the outer section a little more to fit the charger plug.  I like the way it turned out.

Here are the pics...click for larger images...

I wanted decent run time so I bored the body out as far as I could go with it which allowed me to fit 18500 batteries in it.  Then I cut down the screw in LED holders and wired then glued the LEDs in.  Once I screwed them in place I ran the wires down the body and connected them to keep them neat.




Here is the board wired up.




Here you can see the speaker mounted in the speaker can.  I tried the different speakers and the premium speaker sounded the best in this saber but I can put a 2w bass speaker in there as well if I blow this speaker.




Here is the board in.  It fits right over the recharge port and allows easy access to the SD card.




Here is a pic of the speaker can mounted and a shot of the covertec/recharge port.




And finally the entire saber.


« Last Edit: February 27, 2014, 08:02:35 AM by CHEWBACCA »


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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 08:33:53 AM »
Sweet upgrade! It's been a while since I've seen a recharge port in the covertec wheel. I always kinda liked that feature. Anyway, nice job. :)
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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 08:42:06 AM »
Sweet upgrade! It's been a while since I've seen a recharge port in the covertec wheel. I always kinda liked that feature. Anyway, nice job. :)

Yes that seems pretty awesome and more like the movies. Like the greeblies actually doing something. And in this case doing two things: belt clipping and power charging.

Sweet. I like the look of this with the silver covertec wheel.



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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 08:47:59 AM »
I must ask for my education here... The accent led wires... Where is the ground for those LEDs. I'm going to wire mine up this weekend.



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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 08:55:27 AM »
Sweet upgrade! It's been a while since I've seen a recharge port in the covertec wheel. I always kinda liked that feature. Anyway, nice job. :)

Thanks.  Yeah you don't see them a lot.  I remember reading a couple years ago that there is a fear of them breaking from the weight so that may be part of it.  Wat came up with a great fix for that when he did the Alliance saber but that was too involved for what I wanted here.  I don't intend to actually use mine (I do not have a belt clip) so I wasn't really concerned about it. 


Yes that seems pretty awesome and more like the movies. Like the greeblies actually doing something. And in this case doing two things: belt clipping and power charging.

Sweet. I like the look of this with the silver covertec wheel.

Thank you.

I must ask for my education here... The accent led wires... Where is the ground for those LEDs. I'm going to wire mine up this weekend.

I use the switch ground wire.  I just run one off of it and split it off to the others (switches and LEDs).


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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 09:05:55 AM »
Thank you, Chewie, ;)



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Re: Jacen Solo with CF7
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 12:50:43 PM »
Here is a quick video of the saber

Jacen Solo CF7