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    Well according to the data sheets the CREE Reds...

    Well according to the data sheets the CREE Reds have a different nanometer for their particular color bin as compared to a Luxeon Rebel Red. So their Red is a brighter shade than the Rebel, which...
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    I personally have adopted CREE exclusively for my...

    I personally have adopted CREE exclusively for my builds with the exception of the handful of Luxeon III Red's that I saved from years ago. But I just read the specs on the newly released CREE X-PE2...
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    You're better off with a Luxeon III Red because...

    You're better off with a Luxeon III Red because you can run it at a maximum of 1400 mA vs. the Luxeon Rebel Red which you can run at a maximum voltage of 700 mA. Even under driving a Lux III red...
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    I would highly recommend the following if you're...

    I would highly recommend the following if you're working on a tight budget:

    http://www.electronickits.com/kit/complete/surv/ck211.htm

    It's really affordable, easy to assemble, and could fit...
  5. All sound advice for a newcomer to the hobby. ...

    All sound advice for a newcomer to the hobby. Something else to keep in mind as well is your blade. The brightest LED and best focusing optics will look terrible with an improper blade. You want a...
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    Good to see you back X-Wing! And congratulations...

    Good to see you back X-Wing! And congratulations on getting your Master's degree! I myself haven't built a saber in a few years, though I've been collecting components to eventually get back into...
  7. My first lightsabers were pieces of construction...

    My first lightsabers were pieces of construction paper rolled and taped into tubes. My first officially licensed saber was a gray hilted one I ordered from The Adventurer (LucasArts gaming) magazine...
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    Back in the late nineties there were plasma...

    Back in the late nineties there were plasma sabers which were essentially neon tubes with a glass blade, sheathed inside a polycarbonate tube. While the ignition and retraction effects were really...
  9. That was awesome! I'm subscribing.

    That was awesome! I'm subscribing.
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    6 Volts is definitely too much power for your...

    6 Volts is definitely too much power for your circuit. That soundboard runs off of 4.5 volts which would be 3 AA Alkaline batteries. Likewise the forward voltage of the Red-Orange LED is likely...
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    Does the Drive parameter yield a consistent...

    Does the Drive parameter yield a consistent current like a typical driver would, or will it fluctuate? In other words, if the LED is set to 1000 mA with the drive parameter, then the current can...
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    Just give it time. No one here will be able to...

    Just give it time. No one here will be able to get you what you're requesting as it's against this forum's rules to inquire about business outside TCSS. You may want to try and PM LDM (General...
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    Wrong forum dude. Go to: ...

    Wrong forum dude. Go to: http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php
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    All very sound advice! Welcome to the forum and...

    All very sound advice! Welcome to the forum and this awesome hobby of ours!
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    As long as they don't mess with TCSS and and...

    As long as they don't mess with TCSS and and other smiths (or costuming groups) I don't care what they do with the story. My concern has more to do with the fans, and how Disney deals with fan...
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    There are available optics and optics holders if...

    There are available optics and optics holders if you do a quick google search. I have one of these X-ML Cree's and even driven at 500 mA they are SUPER bright!
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    I do have two pieces of Transwhite 1 inch blade...

    I do have two pieces of Transwhite 1 inch blade stock that I have to try out. From preliminary tests they look really impressive. I have so many projects going right now that saber building has...
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    I have yet to really try the transwhite blades as...

    I have yet to really try the transwhite blades as of yet, so I can't comment on them. But I am seriously considering making 7/8 inch blades the standard size for my sabers. I can always add a piece...
  19. I'm more of a replica hilt kind of guy, so when I...

    I'm more of a replica hilt kind of guy, so when I see a custom that I really love, it means it REALLY stands out! Very slick looking hilt! I love the coloring most of all of the features.
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    The best bet to answer your questions would be to...

    The best bet to answer your questions would be to search the stickied forums regarding the subjects you are addressing. Such as weathering techniques, chassis techniques, etc.
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    I would contact one of the smith's on the FX...

    I would contact one of the smith's on the FX Sabers forums for a request like that.
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    Thanks, I'll have to give that a try.

    Thanks, I'll have to give that a try.
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    Question regarding kill plugs.

    I've been keeping close tabs on the kill plug style 1 for a while now and it never seems to be in stock, though I do notice that the other two styles seem to be more available. I happen to have a...
  24. I wish I could go. I got to go last year for the...

    I wish I could go. I got to go last year for the first time (in San Diego at least) and it was a blast! Have fun everyone!
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    Can't wait to see the final video of this beauty!...

    Can't wait to see the final video of this beauty! Fantastic work as always Sloth!
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