All-in-1 chassis for straightforward install.
The recharge port pins have to be cut shorter in order for the port to fit properly.
Meant to be attached to the blade holder section with a retention screw. The screw hole already exists on the stock 7/8″ grenade section for the chassis and led module retention. On the 1″ blade holder, the chassis retention hole will need to be added (drill and tap).
A kill key is also included with on/off feature.
Version 1 for 7/8″ stock blade holder: graflex-2-0-padawan-chassis-v1-all-in-1
Version 2 for 1″ blade holder (TCSS): graflex-2-0-padawan-chassis-v2-all-in-1
Chassis parts can be found in local hardware stores as well as on the web. eBay models shop is also a good source internationally to find small parts, check eBay model shops for instance: OmniModels, Cave Spring Hobby, ……..
You can also be inventive and add any custom parts, paint job or else to your chassis to give it an unique look!
Here is a list of parts needed to install the above chassis:
⇒ Retention screws – 6-32 set screws x2 (for the chassis and led module).
⇒ Heatsink / led module – Ex: OmniMod
V1 for 7/8″ BLade Holder (Parks) – Ex USA: TCSS ; Ex EU: KR- Sabers
V2 for 1″ BLade Holder (TCSS) – Ex USA: TCSS ; Ex EU: KR- Sabers
4- Electronic components:
Saber electronic components are basically more or less similar from one saber to another. You’ll need a main Led, a Battery, a recharge port, one or two switches, a soundboard, accent leds, a speaker and wires.
⇒ Soundboard, the “heart” of our sabers is the Soundboard, here are the 2 major Soundboard producers:
Plecter Labs (also sold at TCSS) – from the entry level Nano Biscotte to the high end Crystal Focus.
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark 2 to the high end I2.
– Video explanation coming soon –
⇒ Battery, 18650 recommended for this chassis – from Solo’s Hold.
⇒ Recharge Port, 2.1mm port is used on this chassis, Ex USA: TCSS, Solo’s Hold ; Ex EU: KR- Sabers
⇒ Battery charger, Ex USA: TCSS ; Ex EU: KR- Sabers
⇒ Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 recommended – Ex USA: TCSS, NEC, SaberBay ; Ex EU: KR- Sabers, Elegant Weapons
⇒ Switches, for one switch install: tactile switch under the red button (TCSS or KR-Sabers), and for 2 switches install under the clamp card, check here.
⇒ Speaker, 28mm Speaker, either premium (Ex USA: TCSS, Solo’s Hold ; Ex EU: KR-Sabers) or bass (TCSS, KR-Sabers, JQ-Sabers)
⇒ Accent Leds, you can freely add some accent leds (3mm recommended) to have some light on the chassis sides for example. They can be found in any electronic shops (ex: Mouser).
⇒ Wires, 30awg wires are recommended on most our 3D Printed chassis. We are buying them from this eBay seller.
⇒ RICE port – a RICE port can be added with a micro jst port, there is a solt at the back of Part7 for it. Ex on ebay.
The blade is the last part of your saber, they are usually made from PolyCarbonate tubes + tip. Complete blades can be found from various locations.
⇒ 7/8″ OD Blades: Ex USA: Obi-Shane, Ex EU: JQ-Sabers
⇒ 1″ OD blades (for TCSS 1″ Blade Holders): Ex USA: TCSS, Ex EU: JQ-Sabers
You can also make your own using TCSS blade supplies.
When the blade is removed, a blade plug is commonly used to block the light (security and aesthetic) ⇒ Example in the shop.
Gently cut the chassis with an Exacto knife, following the pattern below according to the soundboard you want to install:
About the Kill Key. It is recommended to sand a bit the side of the kill key “on/off” slot, in order to make them more round and to turn better in the recharge port. (as a reminder, this slot allow to start / stop the saber without removing the kill key).
Recharge port wiring reminder: