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Chassis Help 6 months 3 days ago #76512

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I almost have all of my parts to start my first diy build on a prodigal son hilt. I was wondering if it would be easier to just cram all of my inner parts (battery, speaker, recharge port, soundboard, etc.) into my prodigal son lightsaber or using a chassis. What is the best chassis for a prodigal son saber?

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Chassis Help 6 months 2 days ago #76516

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I am no expert, but I believe anyone who is would recommend a chassis if possible. Better for wire management, and better protection of the sound board, and speaker from the vibrations resulting from dueling. Me being the organization freak that I am, I just like the idea of an apparatus designed specifically for that purpose, that (on the rare occasion that it sees the light of day) looks damned cool!

With today's 3-d printing technology where it is, these things are not terribly expensive, and are tailored for the environments for which they are used. That appeals to me on every level.

I will leave it to the aforementioned experts to recommend a specific chassis for what you are doing, but I think that they would agree that if you can, a chassis is the way to go! B)
Imagine what you will know tomorrow....
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Chassis Help 6 months 2 days ago #76518

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Like Brax said, 3D printing. Go to Shapeways (web search for it.) Search on there for "SaberForge" and you'll find a variety of chassis options available for SF sabers. (some are specific to a hilt, others are generic) I've been researching this for building a saber I got today. B)

A lot of the discs you find for DIY chassis are too wide to fit in SF hilts.
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Chassis Help 6 months 2 days ago #76522

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I've done a few PS of the last couple years, and in the body, from the pommel to the first switch hole does allow most of the chassis to fit without mods, if your gonna run 2x12mm switches or 1 x rcp and 1x switch your gonna have to cut some of the frame of the chassis down so that it can pass under them, and depending on which chassis you use it could still be too long. I found that Jas-ot velcro chassis actually are easier in this and the redeemer, or SF Hero Tier PnP style kit.
My other work around that I did for a Redeemer commission was I bought a 1 inch battery holder and put that up in the grenade section with the battery and then just cut down the Sound card chassis battery part down until it slide nicely past the switches. Main point is sometime you gotta get creative.
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Chassis Help 6 months 1 day ago #76537

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There isn't a chassis specifically designed for the PS that I am aware of, but there are "generic" 1.11" chassis pieces that will work which can be purchased from shapeways.

You may need to cut or trim the arches on them to fit and slide as Vech said. Thin neck sabers are generally a more difficult type of build due to the way they fit together. This goes for any think neck, SF or other wise.
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