BTTF Futaba Delorean Remote Project

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DB537

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Thread for my upcoming project, converting a Futaba FP-T8SGH-P into a screen accurate replica of Doc's DeLorean remote from Back to the Future. This is the rare green label version of the remote.

Here is the remote I will be working with:
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The screen used version was a FP-T8SGA-P.
The only visible external difference in the 2 is the letter A/H in the model number, which will be corrected when I start working on this project. There are also some slight differences in the internal electronics which will not affect the appearance or function of the finished prop.
 
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Pitbull

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Will you post a tutuorial of your electrical work when you finish and where to find certain parts as you go?

good luck with your build and I will be following your progress :cool
 

DB537

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Will you post a tutuorial of your electrical work when you finish and where to find certain parts as you go?

good luck with your build and I will be following your progress :cool

Yes. I'll be posting lots of photos and info as the build progresses. :cool
 

BlobVanDam

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If my calculations are correct, when this thread hits 88 posts, you're gonna see some serious sh**!

I love BTTF, so I'll be keeping an eye on this build for sure. Definitely a unique item to choose to build from the movies.
 

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Jerome

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Nice project! I never thought about the remote until now. Is looking for a Futaba remote similar to looking for a vintage Graflex for a lightsaber?
 

TomVDJ

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Nice project! I never thought about the remote until now. Is looking for a Futaba remote similar to looking for a vintage Graflex for a lightsaber?
I have no idea how hard it is to find a "vintage Graflex", but the Futaba remote of that type is hard to find. Finding one with the green letters instead of the read, is almost impossible.
 

DB537

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I have no idea how hard it is to find a "vintage Graflex", but the Futaba remote of that type is hard to find. Finding one with the green letters instead of the read, is almost impossible.

I was incredibly lucky.

This eBay listing was the first page that came up the very first time I even tried searching for a Futaba remote.
 

TomVDJ

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I was incredibly lucky.

This eBay listing was the first page that came up the very first time I even tried searching for a Futaba remote.
Then indeed you were incredibely lucky ;). I'll follow this thread with great interest.
 

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DB537

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I was looking at my screen caps this morning and I saw something I never noticed before. I already knew that there are supposed to be 2 9V Duracell batteries on the TOP of the Unibox enclosure on the back. In these cropped HD screen caps you can clearly see that there are also 2 of the same batteries on the BOTTOM of the Unibox as well.

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TomVDJ

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Yeah, indeed. Great find. Never knew there were batteries on the bottom. But in the screencap there clearly are. Also seems like 2 Duracell 9V batteries, no?
 

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