MR Jedi Training Remote Elite Edition

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Jediwannabe, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Has anyone thought how cool it would be to have an Elite Edition Jedi Training Remote? I would imagine that it should be easier since MR has already produced a training remote line. And since the value has not increased anything notable it would not offened too many people holding the LE version.

    It could have:
    All Metal Construction
    Crystal Emitters
    Sound Effects
    Light Effects

    OK maybe I'm dreaming but I thought I'd share the fantasy.
     
  2. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    It could have:
    All Metal Construction
    Crystal Emitters
    Sound Effects
    Light Effects
    Accurate paint colors

    (oh sh.t did I say that out loud.? [ducking])
     
  3. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    ...and hovers and shoots you in the *. :)

    SAS
     
  4. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The idea thing would be to do a clean version with the hovering like you see with the magnetic hover earth globes. Now THAT would be fantastic.
     
  5. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tripoli @ Apr 27 2006, 01:39 PM) [snapback]1234116[/snapback]</div>

    I know I'm going to regret letting this out of the bag, but I am in the middle of doing exactly that.

    I've been collecting parts, pics and info for weeks.

    [​IMG]


    I found the IFO 3000 magnetic globe (largest small size globe (14 cm) with the largest magnetic gap (1")) on ebay and the remote parts are from member CoinProp (thanks again, buddy).

    Right now I'm trimming the parts and praying this will work. The globe has a large internal magnet that I'm hoping will be strong enough to levitate the training remote once finished (as the remote will be significantly heavier).

    If anyone has any ideas on how to make this happen, feel free to post 'em up.

    Thanks to WC for hosting.

    -Fred
     
  6. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hope you plan on keeping the "hovering" version out of reach. I don't know how many times I've seen a friends globe go rolling across his desk or bouncing onto the floor due to some idiot poking at it or trying to pick it up. :lol
     
  7. Gigatron

    Gigatron Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SurferGeek @ Apr 27 2006, 02:52 PM) [snapback]1234144[/snapback]</div>

    To be completely honest, this thing has a hell of a magnetic pull. You actually have to give a decent tug to get it out of "orbit"

    -Fred
     
  8. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    They could technically rerelease it as a Studio Scale model, since it's the same size as the prop, but the way it was composited into Luke's training scene, the in-universe device seems to be about the size of a softball. Making the "model" around 2:1 scale.
     
  9. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tripoli @ Apr 27 2006, 08:39 AM) [snapback]1234116[/snapback]</div>
    Well, about a year ago I tried to do that with the MR remote but it was just too heavy. So finally I decided to just modify the MR remote to hoover on it's own power. :D

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, that's the idea. Keep the ideas coming. Maybe someone is listening. :thumbsup
     
  11. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Montagar @ Apr 27 2006, 12:30 PM) [snapback]1234232[/snapback]</div>
    Well, about a year ago I tried to do that with the MR remote but it was just too heavy. So finally I decided to just modify the MR remote to hoover on it's own power. :D

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [/b][/quote]

    Please explain what you did there Montagar..
     
  12. TK648

    TK648 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Aegis159 @ Apr 27 2006, 11:41 AM) [snapback]1234246[/snapback]</div>
    Well, about a year ago I tried to do that with the MR remote but it was just too heavy. So finally I decided to just modify the MR remote to hoover on it's own power. :D

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [/b][/quote]

    Please explain what you did there Montagar..
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm going to guess
    1. A rod in the back of the remote attached to the up-right in the corner of the case
    2. Photo shop
    3. I have no clue :p

    Andrew
     
  13. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    No kidding, jeez. I have a kit here waiting to be finished and THAT is a cool idea.
     
  14. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(TK648 @ Apr 27 2006, 12:14 PM) [snapback]1234276[/snapback]</div>
    Well, about a year ago I tried to do that with the MR remote but it was just too heavy. So finally I decided to just modify the MR remote to hoover on it's own power. :D

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [/b][/quote]

    Please explain what you did there Montagar..
    [/b][/quote]

    I'm going to guess
    1. A rod in the back of the remote attached to the up-right in the corner of the case
    2. Photo shop
    3. I have no clue :p

    Andrew
    [/b][/quote]
    1. No (good idea though)
    2. NO
    3. Yes :D ;)

    hint: Nothing is stuck/glued to the remote, and the remote has not been structurally modified.
    (unless of course you consider placing an anti-gravity field generated inside a structural modification):D
     
  15. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    Hehehe, thanks for being so cryptic there Monty.. So was there use of angel hair monafiliment then?
     
  16. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Aegis159 @ Apr 27 2006, 01:34 PM) [snapback]1234322[/snapback]</div>
    That would have been my first guess (and as it turns out what I tried to use), but it was just too heavy for that. It kept breaking, sometimes immediately, other times after a few hours (I had to keep a folded towel under it until I came up with the right stuff).

    I then tried 1lb, 2lb and finally ended up having to use 4lb .008" dia. trilene.

    Interestingly enough, there is small hole on top of the remote that gives you access to a hollow area, so I fashioned a small piece of metal, rapped and tied the line around it and pushed it into the hole. I drilled a very small (almost imperceptible) hole in the top of the cabinet and "fished" the line through it.

    Of course if you stand close to the glass you can clearly see the line, but from just a short distance away, depending on the angle it is difficult to see. From any greater distance it looks like magic.
     
  17. Darth Lars

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    I once saw a web page of a Hellraiser Puzzle box computer case mod (I can't find the link.. argh.), where the modder cut the puzzle box in half and mounted it on a mirror. The mirror was placed at a 45° angle to a window at the front. The big drawback was of course that you could only see it from the front. The walls were covered with wallpaper that had to be aligned just right as to not break the illusion.

    Edit: That's the one, Ironfist. Thanks. (see below for link)
     
  18. IronFist

    IronFist Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Darth Lars @ Apr 27 2006, 04:18 PM) [snapback]1234379[/snapback]</div>
    This one?

    Hellraiser case mod

    And as far as Hellraiser-themed PC mods, I love this one:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/article/157/1
     
  19. lesternessman

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    that's looking to be a pretty cool project Gig...I can't wait to see how this unfolds :confused
     
  20. Gigatron

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    Well, I did a preliminary hover test yesterday, and so far, it works :D.

    Granted, I didn't have all the pieces attached or painted but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. The pieces (except the original rims) are all acrylic casts and all together maybe weigh an ounce.

    I felt the top magnet fighting to maintain the field at 1" distance but maybe if I bring it in closer, it will eliminate that problem.

    When this project gets closer to completion, I'll start a whole new thread that shows everything.

    -Fred
     

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