Forum and Costume Controls

   FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  medals.php?sid=1f2b37d497d580f7ca0c721e6cf10e4eMedals   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in

       
REMINDER: Do not change your e-mail address yourself. Please read this first for why.

how would I attach a covertech to an ultrasaber?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Jedi -> Lightsabers
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jedichase ()
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 23 Jan 2010
Posts: 138
Location: the forest moon of central florida.
Medals: None

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: how would I attach a covertech to an ultrasaber? Reply with quote

Hello my jedi bretheren,

Yesterday I received the ultrasaber I ordered and was wanting to attach a covertech for my costume but have no idea how to properly do it with out screwing up my new saber. Please fill me in on the proper way to do it. Please Reply.

May the force be with you,
Chase K.
Ben
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jedi Loreen (Lori Procopio)
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 23 Jul 2002
Posts: 3820
Location: Anaheim, CA
Medals: None

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The proper way to attach a Covertec button to a saber is to screw it on.

Which requires drilling the proper size hole for the screw you use, then tapping that hole with correct threads so that it can be screwed on. But that's done while the hilt is still empty, before the electronics are installed.

Which UltraSaber hilt did you get?

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
jedichase ()
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 23 Jan 2010
Posts: 138
Location: the forest moon of central florida.
Medals: None

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot the name but I got it on ebay and very similar to obi-wans but has longer hilt. I was curious if the covertechs have a nut or something you have to thread on from the inside?

Ben
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jedi Loreen (Lori Procopio)
Rebel Legion Reserve


Joined: 23 Jul 2002
Posts: 3820
Location: Anaheim, CA
Medals: None

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Covertec buttons are generally just screwed onto the hilt with a short screw. That doesn't mean you couldn't use a longer screw and put a nut on the inside of the hilt, but you'd need to make sure you had enough room to slide the battery pack past the nut. I've done it on my 2 TCSS* MHS hilts.

It sounds like maybe you don't want to have to tap threads into your hilt and only want to have to drill a hole?







*The Custom Saber Shop

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Rebel Legion Forum Index -> Costume and Prop Making -> Jedi -> Lightsabers All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can post calendar events in this forum
The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred volunteer Rebel costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization.


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group