Post by IndustrialAction on Apr 27, 2017 14:20:46 GMT -5
Good luck with this. It is a hard lesson that most of us learn the hard way. The soldering looks ok but man, this is a sloppy install. I've never seen a zip tie in a build before. It definitely pays to know your installers and understand what they're capable of.
Post by IndustrialAction on Apr 11, 2017 20:55:41 GMT -5
Bye bye IRA, hello TRA! W00t!
Glad we could finally lift the veil and show off the new digs. While lots of people contributed ideas I think it is worth noting that Kyle was the one to finally bring on a solid consensus with TRA. Thanks man!
Post by IndustrialAction on Mar 7, 2017 22:46:51 GMT -5
Actually I think he's more concerned about promoting his FB page but I've been known to be wrong
Photon blades are great for blues but there's even greater opportunities to expand the dies they'll play nicely with. My point is that if you want a good day blade, there are other options at TCSS aside from the photon green
Post by IndustrialAction on Feb 10, 2017 18:07:10 GMT -5
Yeah, I considered drilling a new hole, just wanted to avoid it if there was a better solution or if I was missing something
That brings me back to another question though. There's a tiny 4-40 set screw and corresponding hole mid body that I assume is also for holding in the battery (the ones at the end of the tube are 6-32). I installed the screw but there's nowhere on the chassis for it to go. Do we just screw that one in far enough to catch one of the ribs in the battery chassis?
Post by IndustrialAction on Feb 10, 2017 13:42:12 GMT -5
Thanks for getting back to me. Hopefully this will help.
Normally, you'd expect to install a sound card like the picture below. The sound card is flat when the saber is in the position you would display or use it in.
The chassis as it is appears to need to be installed like the picture below. The sound card is now sideways when in the 'normal' display or operating position. I could be wrong but I thought the boards were designed to assume that they were in the position above, not as below.
Post by IndustrialAction on Feb 9, 2017 21:30:32 GMT -5
So I've got a question on the chassis for the larger saber. I've gotten all of the front end stuff done and I put the battery chassis in the hilt. The threaded holes on the end that are supposed to match up with the hole in the chassis are on the same side as the switches. When I insert the board chassis, the sound card is now sideways in the hilt instead of flat. Is that right? Shouldn't the board be flat so that it doesn't mess with the accelerometers? I wouldn't expect to install a saber with a board running sideways which also makes the crystal chamber sideways. Am I missing something? Also, is the 4-40 set screw supposed to go somewhere particular on the battery module or does it just end up between on of the ribs in the chassis against the battery?
Post by IndustrialAction on Feb 6, 2017 21:24:48 GMT -5
It is possible that you knocked a component off the board. I'd take pics of it (front and back) and email it to Naigon to see if anything is missing. Also, check to make sure your battery is still wired properly.
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Sept 23, 2017 8:52:58 GMT -5
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Sept 23, 2017 13:50:47 GMT -5
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