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Thread: Jedi Mynock's "Copper Top v2.0" MHS Build

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    ITS BACK, BABAAAY!!!!

    and all my pics hosted on tinypic are gone lol
    i will try uploading some progress on youtube. sadly that's easier than pics nowadays.

    huge update...
    SHES GONE CFX!!!!!!
    it will be a full neopixel build on a 7/8" blade for OT flavorz.

    waiting on a couple more things from the 'shop (mostly the new CFX chassis acrylic discs) but I've been tinkering and the chassis rails will thread right into the base of the choke section and will be using the entire length under that for TWO(2!!!!) 18650 for UNLIMITED POWAAAAA!!!!
    however i slipped tapping 4-40 holes in the choke and snapped my tap off in the hole. oof. i think i can work around it but remember kids: tap threads SLOWLY!

    might post a vid tonight so in the meantime MTFBWY!!!!
    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

  2. #22

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    This is how she looks right now and has looked for the last couple years...


    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

  3. #23

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    Nice

    I’m looking forward to your updates! I hope you are keeping that brass emitter shroud - I love the patina on it!

    - Steve

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    Thanks!
    I'm split on the brass. While it does look nice and weathered (olive oil baked and sanded/polished x2) the saber is called coppertop.
    Debating on trying a copper shroud weathered in the same fashion.

    We shall see...

    I have a replacement for the bubble strip I mutilated too (dont worry it wasn't a real exactra) but I won't reveal that until I'm sure it works.
    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

  5. #25

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    Tinkering with some greeblies I found in my pops toolbox, built a static (no light) blade plug.

    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

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    Got another dose of parts from TCSS today!
    Unfortunately I ordered a 7 volt 2x18650 battery thinking it would "feed more juice" to a neopixel build.after discussing with some smart folks here I jave learned thats not the case.

    Back to the drawing board... Doesnt change plans too much though.

    Also learned I need an older LED module holder for my ancient blade holder style 1 to hold the 11 pin neo hilt side adapter.
    Lets see... Also got my cfx 18650 chassis discs.
    Now I just need the neopixel strips and the correct 3.7v 15a battery and I should be ready to assemble!

    That little resistor for the neopixel chip is WAY smaller than I expected haha I'm actually pretty nervous about soldering that.
    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

  7. #27

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    Yeah; the NeoPixel battery requirements seem to “get” a few people. Did you check out Rob’s video in the store? He makes soldering those SMD resistors look like a piece of cake.

    - Steve

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    Yeah I am subscribed to rob hes such a great asset to the community. So kind and helpful.
    Anyway I spent all of my gift certificate on the last order so I'm kinda stuck right now with the build not able to continue without the battery in the chassis.
    I also need the part that acts like an LED module to hold the hilt side pixel connector in place.
    Once again, out of stock items and a breif lack of funding have hit the brakes for this saber.
    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

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    Ok I test fit my old 18650 removable battery sled between the chassis rails using the new CFX/18650 laser cut discs and...


    IT FITS!!!
    very stoked and now I have no worries about runtime!
    Vape stores have rubber sleeves you put over 18650s so you can keep spares in your pocket.
    Guess whats going in the pouch of my Jedi belt?

    I also heat treated the nozzle of my blade plug from a couple posts up.
    It turned the base this awesome titanium color and the tip is slightly Smokey now.
    With the nice way that turned out, I held the inside of my brass shroud over the range for a few minutes too.
    I didnt know brass will heat blue?!?!
    Its ever so slight, but its there. And only on the inside.
    Will post pics later as well as a clamp card or two I'm working on.

    **ended up making a kill key instead...

    Wasn't about to buy a graflex lever so I just made one from sheet metal and an old blank kill key base I have had for years.
    Brass nail cut down for the pin.
    Stoked about that working too!

    Clamp card will be next.
    Last edited by Jedi Mynock; 04-27-2020 at 10:59 PM.
    NOMING YOUR POWER CABLES

    MHS #1 "Coppertop" currently installing CFX with neopixel!
    MR 616 "Joe Jedi"
    LDM converted Korbanth LS6 (Hero with PC 1.6 and FOC)
    Vintage graflex ANH externally complete, just needs guts
    Disney Savi Saber Peace and Justice (experience was worth it)

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    Niiiccceee! Can we get a clearer pic of the “blued” blade plug? I’m trying to gather some ideas on how to weather my saber without using paint; I’m interested in this idea.

    Nice job on the clamp lever too - it looks legit!

    What are you planning for the clampcard; Bubble strip or circuit card?

    - Steve

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