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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 4:57 am    Post subject: Suggestions? Reply with quote

Got me one of them Y-wing helmet kits with no instructions. Got it all done except for the visor. Giving me fits so I come here begging. Any one have any insight as to how they mounted theirs?? I know it will be difficult without actually seeing the helmet, but I don't know how to do it with out a metric ton of E-6000. Let me know what you came up with. Thanks! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowman in Sunrider Base mounted his in with Velcro. Makes it easy to adjust and seems to hold fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, I had to trim the visor to make it fit the opening. I also trimmed away the top left and right corners so that it would fit together with the hard-hat helmet liner. I used a hacksaw and a set of files, but I think that a dremel cutting wheel on slow speed would also work well.

The kit came with a large strip of velcro ("Velcro" brand, even). I think it was something like two inches wide and five inches long.
Put velcro on the "flat" part on the top of the visor, and inside the "forehead" of the helmet.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give it a try. Wouldnt it just dangle from the Velcro? I'll see what I can come up with. Thanks! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I can't get my huge melon into the bucket! Mad My forehead gets caught on the visor. Any one have a pic of how they did it? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you see this thread on the next page?

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12367

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, why is it that when I use the search feature, I can never find this thread or anything else helpful?? Neutral This could have saved me, and more importantly, all of you some time and trouble. Sorry!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go.
This is the best way I got it to work and it works really good.
Good luck.






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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I mount the visor, I can no longer get my head inside. Is this an issue for you? This is really puzzling me.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this was happening to me as well.
All I can say is, just keep adjusting it till it works.
Example:
If you used the 2" velcro on the forehead of the helmet, there's a little room to adjust the visor. If you look at the third picture posted above you will see the top of the visor, (velcro side) is at the edge of the velcro, (forehead side) closest to the crown of the helmet. This gives the visor more room to lean forward, towards the opening, yet still hold enough grip to keep it secure.
This will allow enough room for your head.

Once again, just keep adjusting it till it works.
Don't let it get you toooooo frustrated, it will work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, how did that work out for ya?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in there, but I'm not too thrilled about it. Seems a bit too unsecure for me. It's a me thing, not a you thing! Very Happy I'll get over it. Thanks for the help and I'll post pics in the "Show us your helmet" thread later on tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not too familliar w/ the y wing bucket but this is how i mounted my visor on my x wing bucket . lots of room for adjusting . i used some scrap sintra to make a mounting brace then heat and bent it until i was happy wit h its position



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