Index:

=> Parts Details
=> Installation Instructions
=> Knight Chassis Instructions
=> Master Chassis Instructions


Parts Details: 

1- Hilt / GRAFLEX 89Sabers Kit:

 Available on The Saber Armory.

2- 3D printed Chassis parts:

Shapeways Shop Section ⇒ C1-4 – Graflex 89Sabers
PadawanVariant 1Available
PadawanVariant 2 – Available

Important note:
It is possible to use any of Graflex Vintage Chassis into the 89 Graflex by performing some simple modifications to the inner core. Check instructions below for more information.

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MASTER

Variant 1:
Prices: From $TBD (depending on materials used) – approx $TBD with steel shell and brass CC inserts.
Install Level: Advanced
Part 1 –

KNIGHT

Variant 1:
Prices: Approx $TBD
Install Level: Intermediate
Part 1:

PADAWAN

Variant 1:
A simple to install and budget all.in.one chassis, mainly dedicated to secure the electronic.

Prices: Approx $50
Install Level: Beginner
All.In.One: graflex-89sabers-padawan-var1-lightsaber-chassis
Sounboard Cover (optional)graflex-89sabers-padawan-cover-optional

Variant 2:
Simple chassis with a removable battery holder slot (Keystone 18650 holder)

Prices: From $50
Install Level:  Beginner
All.In.One: graflex-89sabers-padawan-var2-lightsaber-chassis
Sounboard Cover (optional)graflex-89sabers-padawan-cover-optional

 

3- Additional chassis parts:

Most of the chassis parts needed for our chassis are available at The Saber Armory.
Local hobby stores or online store (as well as eBay) are a good source for parts.
You can also be inventive and add any custom parts, wire mesh, paint job or else to your chassis to give it an unique look!
Master chassis:
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Knight chassis:

Padawan Chassis:
chassis 6-32 retention screw (a hole will need to be drilled on the chassis to face the 6-32 retention screw hole present on the core).

4- Electronic components and blade:

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. Then the blade is the last part of your saber, they are usually made from PolyCarbonate tubes + tip.
Again, you can find most of what you’ll need at The Saber Armory. Local electronic shops or online stores like Digikey are also a good source.
Soundboard, the “heart” of our sabers is the Soundboard, here are the 2 major Soundboard producers:
Plecter Labs – from the entry level Nano Biscotte to the high end Crystal Focus.
Naigon Elelctronic Creations – from the entry level Spark to the high end I3.
Battery,
Padawan Var1 – Single 18650 3.7v battery or 2×18500 7.4v pack
Padawan Var2 – Single 18650 3.7v battery
⇒ Recharge Port,
Padawan Var1 – 2.1mm recharge port (kill key included)
Padawan Var2 – Not used
 Battery charger, according to the battery voltage used.
 Main Led, Tri-Cree XPE-2 or Neopixel.
⇒ Heatsink / led module 1″
 Switches, tactile switch for the main red button switch.
 Speaker,
Padwan – 28mm speaker (bass or flat)
 Accent Leds, 5mm led for the Crystal Chamber recommended (if RGB, read your soundboard manual to select between common anode or common cathode led), 3mm leds for the others.
 Wires, 30awg wires are recommended for Tri-Cree installs. We are buying them from this eBay seller. For Neopixel, 26 or 28 awg will be needed for Battery and Ledstrip + and -.
 Heat shrink tubing, to protect your joints.
 7/8″ OD Blades (with 1″ adapter) or 1″ OD blades.

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DIY Instructions:

Disclainer:
– These instructions will details the install procedure as much as possible. GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers.
– Always wear protective gear when working on install (gloves, eye protection, …), GOTH-3Designs cannot be held responsible in case of accident.

Note 1 These instructions will details the install as much as possible. GOTH-3Designs cannot be  held responsible for any mistakes made by DIYers. Read the full instructions before starting your install. Commission an installer to build the hilt for you, if you feel unsure about what to do.

Note 2: 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).

Note 4: Recharge Port wiring reminder

Note 5: MutliBoards Adaptive Chassis
Soundboards are installed with the SD card facing down

Note 6: Hilt modification for Vintage Chassis install.
WORK IN PROGRESS – please check again soon

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KNIGHT CHASSIS INSTRUCTIONS

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MASTER CHASSIS INSTRUCTIONS

 

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