Jedi hover droid

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by burn, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. burn

    burn New Member

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    Hello Guys

    After seeing the video on youtube with real hovering training droid, I really wanted to make one of those as its pretty brilliant!!
    I got in contact with the owner of the video and got some tips regarding building it.

    I aquired same hover globe as on the video. It is called IFO 3000 Floating Globe, which use big electromagnets to keep ball in the air.

    1. Firstly removed decals, which was quite easy, as it was a shrink wrapped graphic of the map.
    2. The globe is made out of two halves which u can separate. Inside one of them is powerful magnet. Second one if empty
    3. Using 1p coins , we need to check the maximum weight of a ball. The best is to use electronic food scale.

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    I went to that point at the moment.
    Got my soft foam craft sheet from art shop, for the elements on the droid.
    I have been told that great way to get the "lasers" look it to get cap from the small bubble container which they give away on the weddings.
    The reason they need to be substituted with those is that otherwise, metal rings would weight it down which we dont want.
    Besides the IFO3000 is 5'' ball and the original JEDI HOVER DROID is 6'' so it would be out of scale if i would find similar to original laser points.

    Now im preparing to mark all the positions of elements on the ball and then start to cut the foam down to the pieces.
    I shall post the images once i will get to that point.

    (i have very little free time to do anything , as parenting taking his toll :pPP)

    Hope you like the idea

    Pete
     
  2. JadBean

    JadBean New Member

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    Very cool, looking forward to seeing your progress!
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. burn

    burn New Member

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    Nope, on youtube is user called troopertrent who made the one i attempt to do. That guy is a great inspiration to me, :))
     
  5. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That RPF Thread is Trooper Trent, he's a member here.

    I'm sure he would help you with your build if you had any questions.
     
  6. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Here is his build thread

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/real-hovering-jedi-training-remote-finished-32765/

    On the last page, and maybe the page before that, I listed a lot of info I found on the actual model parts used on the remote from other Remote building threads. A lot of other people worked very hard and were very generous to share the info with me. There is a lot there if you want to try and built an accurate floating remote.

    I ended up taking the easy way out and bought the Master Replicas.

    There was a question of weight but I think it can be done.
     
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  7. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. Tom1971

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    Just noticed this link was already posted. Ohwell, you got it twice.

    My idea was to take two 6 inch hemishperes and put the magnets in them. If that would not fit just order one of the six inch versions which they do have several of.
     
  9. burn

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    Oh i see. Thanks guys. Im contact with troopertrent so im sure ill give him a shout ;). Thanks for pointing it out ;))
     
  10. Tom1971

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  11. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey burn, I'll be the first to admit, my training remote isn't the most accurate. I just happened to be the first one to make one that hovered after years of people saying it couldn't be done. I'm happy to help. Hopefully you can make yours more accurate than mine. Let me know if you have questions.
     
  12. Tom1971

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    When I first saw yours, before I chickened out and bought the MR I was gonna make one out of the 6" floating globe. Use some parts that had to be original like the rims, lighter material for anything else. I'm sure an accurate one can be done.

    Accurate or not your is still awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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