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ForceFX + Blastech parts

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:47 am    Post subject: ForceFX + Blastech parts Reply with quote

Can someone tell me if this part from Blast-Tech would work in a Hasbro/Force-FX Luke Skywalker saber to replace the Bubble strip?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no. I measured the bubble strip on the force-FX just now and it is 10mm x 50mm;
from the website, the blastech part is 15.25mm x 50mm.

this is most likely because the clamp on the force-FX is a facade and the bubble strip acts as a switch -- it needs to slide back and forth with respect to the clamp.

on the 'real' graflex, the bubble strip extends sideways into the clamp. so it needs to be wider.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobalt-60 wrote:
the clamp on the force-FX is a facade and the bubble strip acts as a switch -- it needs to slide back and forth with respect to the clamp.

on the 'real' graflex, the bubble strip extends sideways into the clamp. so it needs to be wider.

Hmm not sure I follow your meaning there. Neutral
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"real" clamp showing width of the part in question,
which extends sideways under the 'overhang/lip' of the clamp;
(the metal wraps around the part, and holds it in place, so it can't slide back and forth).
width of part = 15.25mm


"force-FX" version, showing width of bubble strip;
the 'overhang/lip' doesn't exist on either side -- replaced by a block of plastic, on either side of a much narrower bubble strip;
(bubble strip slides back and forth in the channel formed by these 2 blocks of plastic, to act as the on/off switch).
width of bubble strip = 10 mm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobalt-60 wrote:
"real" clamp showing width of the part in question...

Wow. Very clear now. Thanks for taking the time there for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out they no longer sell that part anyway (Website out of date)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for Luke ESB, I applied with a force-FX ESB saber (NON-removeable blade).

I wear the "ANH" version on my belt, c/w bubble strip -- I didn't change it into ESB version



(the belt hanger is a broken FX with all the guts removed)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you be willing to sell or trade for one of your Luke Skywalker sabers?
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