Found! Obi-Wan Kenobi ANH Lightsaber Emitter

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Blaxmyth

Sr Member
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Check out the nozzle-thingy on the bottom right of the cutaway Derwent engine, just below IG-88Â’s head. Possibly an Obi ANH emitter?



ItÂ’s here on these pages:

http://www.gasturbineowners.com/derwent.htm

http://www.gasturbineowners.com/images/a23.jpg

http://www.gasturbine.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/derwent.htm

http://www.gasturbineowners.com/raf_manual_ap4038b_vol.htm

http://www.gasturbineowners.com/raf_manual_ap4038b_vol1.htm

From some of the diagrams, I think it is the torch igniter. Got to be worth checking out. WhoÂ’s got access to one of these in an aircraft museum in England?

I wouldnÂ’t be surprised if we spot some of IG-88Â’s torso and limbs there as well. Maybe, just maybe, even the Obi gear as well. ;) Yours oh so optimistically, Phil
 

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amish

Sr Member
Awesome possibility.

Is this the Derwent 8 or 9 engine. I am trying to dig up some good images.
 

Havoc

Active Member
Well considering that it looks like the ANH Flash hider may have came from an aircraft, they may have taken more parts from planes for other props.
 

vaderdarth

Master Member
Absolutely brilliant find........I"ve looked at that silly diagram over and over and it was right in front of us all along............Here's to hoping its what we hope it is....

Dave :)
 

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Serafino

Sr Member
I agree that looks promising, the torch relationship sounds good, and the proportions look right.

WhatÂ’s the scale on this?
 

OldKen

Master Member
looks like it from this POV, but geezus, how much would it cost to get your hands on one???
 

acerocket

Well-Known Member
Found this site that may be of interest.
Rolls Royce homepage.

According to the above press release, they have all the derwent engine drawings in an archive at the Hucknall branch as well as some engines. Maybe if someone were to politely write a currator there, a few of the more important drawings to us could be copied and sent. Or perhaps even a member who lives near Notts, England could arrange a tour and posibly get some info that way. Either way, I think as a group, only one or possibly two people at the most should attempt to contact RR. The more people who bother them, the less likely we are to get any information.

Also, since the engine was used on the Meteor. Perhaps a visit to the local air museum and a talk with the restoration staff might yield some pics or info. If I remember, the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA (near me) has a meteor on display.
 

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Serafino

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Acerocket I agree entirely, researching this should be handled with great delicacy to ensure we get the best information possible.

Originally posted by acerocket@Sep 26 2005, 10:14 AM
Found this site that may be of interest.
Rolls Royce homepage.

According to the above press release, they have all the derwent engine drawings in an archive at the Hucknall branch as well as some engines.  Maybe if someone were to politely write a currator there, a few of the more important drawings to us could be copied and sent.  Or perhaps even a member who lives near Notts, England could arrange a tour and posibly get some info that way.  Either way, I think as a group, only one or possibly two people at the most should attempt to contact RR.  The more people who bother them, the less likely we are to get any information. 

Also, since the engine was used on the Meteor.  Perhaps a visit to the local air museum and a talk with the restoration staff might yield some pics or info.  If I remember, the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA (near me) has a meteor on display.
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Serafino

Sr Member
Originally posted by starwrslover@Sep 26 2005, 10:39 AM
Howard, I don't think I see what you mean, Help..
Scott
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I think he's talking about the functionality of the piece, read some text at that site and you'll get an idea.
 

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lonepigeon

Sr Member
Those patent links arent working for me.
They just say the search timed out.

This one will be a tough search, but hopefully a fruitful one.
I want an IG-88 head.
 

starwrslover

Member
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Aaahhh, got cha. :)
Originally posted by Serafino+Sep 26 2005, 07:07 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Serafino @ Sep 26 2005, 07:07 PM)</div>
Acerocket I agree entirely, researching this should be handled with great delicacy to ensure we get the best information possible.

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@Sep 26 2005, 10:14 AM
Found this site that may be of interest.
Rolls Royce homepage.

According to the above press release, they have all the derwent engine drawings in an archive at the Hucknall branch as well as some engines.  Maybe if someone were to politely write a currator there, a few of the more important drawings to us could be copied and sent.  Or perhaps even a member who lives near Notts, England could arrange a tour and posibly get some info that way.  Either way, I think as a group, only one or possibly two people at the most should attempt to contact RR.  The more people who bother them, the less likely we are to get any information. 

Also, since the engine was used on the Meteor.  Perhaps a visit to the local air museum and a talk with the restoration staff might yield some pics or info.  If I remember, the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, CA (near me) has a meteor on display.
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neophyl

Well-Known Member
The RR museum is at Hucknall ? Never knew that and I do my shopping there every 2 weeks. I only live about 20 minutes away but I dont think its open to casual visitors. I think you have t be a member of the trust.

If I can help though just lmk.
 

Force Commander

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Originally posted by lonepigeon@Sep 26 2005, 04:17 PM
Those patent links arent working for me.
They just say the search timed out.

This one will be a tough search, but hopefully a fruitful one.
I want an IG-88 head.
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The site was very slow, timed out on me several times or I might have found something closer. Also, I believe those are all to recent for the actual item. It is hard to search for older items unless you know the patent numer. So, find newer items and click the links to the patents they reference in their making.
 

Blaxmyth

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Woohooo. I'm stoked to see it's going well so far.

Just as an aside - did anyone check out the pictures in the manuals on the last two links? There's heaps of cutaways there, plus some have gears that look to have about the same number of teeth as the Obi gear, except they appear to be shorter in the length. Plus I can't figure out how they compare diameter-wise. But it got me thinking, what if the Obi gear is an oil-flinger gear from a scavenger-type pump - might explain the shape of the teeth? FWIW, Phil
 

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