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  1. Thread: Crystals...

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    Thanks FJK...they do look better in the pics than...

    Thanks FJK...they do look better in the pics than in person. Do you just put the led against the end of the quartz and no other special mods or techniques to make it brighter? I recall a post about...
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    Apologies if this is bad form given how long this...

    Apologies if this is bad form given how long this thread has been inactive, but not finding a ton on the forums around lighting quartz crystals. Web searches are trash as you get pages of healing...
  4. Thread: SMDs. AARRGH

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    I use the painters tape trick from the GCS/TCSS...

    I use the painters tape trick from the GCS/TCSS neo blade build video. Always worked perfectly. You can definitely check that the resistor is in place by checking resistance on connections on either...
  5. Thread: No Sound

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    Did you check the speaker wiring with a...

    Did you check the speaker wiring with a multimeter to see that you are getting the proper resistance? Not sure if you can see the complete speaker wiring or if a solder joint might have failed, or a...
  6. This is probably ignorance as well, but what...

    This is probably ignorance as well, but what parts did you use for the recharge in the covertec? I haven’t seen that before either...assuming it’s the smaller port?
  7. Looks awesome! Did you take the MHS grenade...

    Looks awesome! Did you take the MHS grenade piece and cut out the windows for the crystal? Looks that way to me, and I look at as many builds as I can for inspiration and have t seen that yet!
  8. Thread: Work mats?

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    I think the one that you see in most of the...

    I think the one that you see in most of the videos is an Alvin Cutting Mat. Available all over in lots of sizes...I have the 24x36” and it’s great.
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    This comes with one switch. The hilt has lots of...

    This comes with one switch. The hilt has lots of room but is a bit tricky in the emitter/crossguard area. I put a second button for aux under one of the dummy red LEDs based on other builds that...
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    Not sure if the issue is on my end, but your...

    Not sure if the issue is on my end, but your diagram is thought to read...small and blurry. Assuming your battery is wired as it doesn’t look like it is in the picture. Did you test your activation...
  11. Awesome post...my entry a year go was very...

    Awesome post...my entry a year go was very similar...fair warning, I did the same thing with fine savers from others as well. Now just over a year in I am 20 builds in, and gutted those first ones...
  12. Sorry...one more! Subscribe to the TCSS YouTube...

    Sorry...one more! Subscribe to the TCSS YouTube channel. Rob from Genesis Custom did lots of TCSS tutorial videos. I watched them before I placed my first order (and ordered helping hands before I...
  13. Solid job spec’ing a first build...my gut tells...

    Solid job spec’ing a first build...my gut tells me you will find something missing as many of us have, but TCSS is top notch in getting orders out fast, and while shipping is not cheap, it’s totally...
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    That looks really great, am I havenít seen the...

    That looks really great, am I havenít seen the smoke chrome. But I think I am going to have to use it!
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    Yep...brain cramp over here, thanks!

    Yep...brain cramp over here, thanks!
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    Resistor for red in TCSS crystal

    Hi - looking for guidance in the optimal size and spec resistor for the red in the TCSS crystals. I calculated the proper resistance and it suggests 1.8ohm/1.8W, and TCSS says the closest they sell...
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    I own this one as well as the LS6 thin necks...I...

    I own this one as well as the LS6 thin necks...I would be less concerned about the thin neck for “light dueling” and more concerned that these hilts don’t offer much depth for blade retention. I...
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    Here is what it looks like on the finished...

    Here is what it looks like on the finished product. https://youtu.be/Z5clHPO5i1o
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    Wiring to the board is laid out in the manual....

    Wiring to the board is laid out in the manual. There is a resistor calculator on the TCSS store, but you should learn the basics of ohms law to avoid damaging your components. Read the entire NB...
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    I had the same thing happen on my first build and...

    I had the same thing happen on my first build and bridged with a resistor and wired to the pad that was still there. I have t done a cf9 in a year but you might also check if there is a pad on the...
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    I second JBKuma...the Plecter manuals are super...

    I second JBKuma...the Plecter manuals are super comprehensive and include the wiring diagrams you will need for a simple build. There is also a great video on the TCSS YouTube channel where rob walks...
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    profiles

    Modified from the base Unstable/Heat available for anyone in the Plecter CFX RICE module (The latest beta, for the FW that came out a week ago rocks and allows you to modify most of the blade...
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    I am wrapping up my crossguard build this week...

    I am wrapping up my crossguard build this week and will share what I land on. Basically using Erv’s stock unstable and making a few adjustments that look good with my setup. Settings for the blade...
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    I would not suggest using cellophane instead of...

    I would not suggest using cellophane instead of the diffuser. If you already have, you likely can see each led independently. I found that those spots typically occur if you squish the stops in and...
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    There is only one profile out of the box (I...

    There is only one profile out of the box (I believe.) reading other posts by Erv, he is working on a library of profiles. If you are so inclined, you can download his RICE SW from his site, and it...
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