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Johnny Cab

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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About Johnny Cab

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    Sergeant

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  • Name
    John
  • 501st ID
    42181
  • 501st Unit
    Carolina Garrison

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  1. Wow! If you ever want to sell this rig, I'll buy one. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  2. Quick update: Trading Card! I'm on a freaking trading card!!! Ever since I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a real Stormtrooper! Well, it only took 30 years, but it's finally happened! My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  3. Great job! Congrats! My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  4. Aaaaaaaaaaand restored to original submission. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  5. You are correct. Easily fixed! I have updated my original post with new pics. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  6. Here is my submission: My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  7. APPROVED! TK-42181 reporting in! Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way!
  8. Requesting 501st Access TK-42181 http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=23738 Thanks! -John
  9. Unfortunately, I believe it's the added length of the wire that's causing it to pick up EMI. I can still hear ambient sounds, but there is a constant loud whine/buzz, even with nothing turned on in the helmet. I'm not super worried about it. Eventually, I'll probably end up getting the Velleman kit, but I haven't soldered anything in about 6 years, so I need to make some practice boards first. The Spy Ear is so tiny, I could probably just stick it at the bottom back of my helmet and be fine. It is very sensitive, and will pick up a lot. Unless some dummy tries to extend the leads, of course. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  10. Well, that didn't work. I extended the leads, but now I'm getting a ton of RF feedback. Good thing I got 2 of them. Maybe I'll just put it inside one of my gloves, and run the earbuds up through the sleeve and neckseal. That way, I would have access to the controls, and it could be directional. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  11. I also wanted to have some sort of hearing aid, since it's very hard to hear outside the bucket when the fans are on. I thought about getting the Velleman MK136 Super Stereo ear, but I found this little "Spy Ear" on ebay and figured I'd give it a shot. It uses an electret microphone to pickup ambient sounds, and it actually works really well. My plan is to extend the leads for the elecret mic, and mount it beneath the ear of the helmet. I plan on drilling the mic mounting hole beneath the ear and the tiny holes through the rank bar to pickup external sounds. More pictures once it's done. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  12. So I've built my ANH Stunt TK and been approved by my GML, and I'm waiting for 501st approval and TK ID#. If anyone wants to check out my build, here's the link: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/17141-johnny-cabs-rt-mod-anh-stunt-build/page-1 I figured I would start a new thread here dealing with my helmet upgrades. It won't be super detailed, but hopefully this will help someone. I was able to mount some 9v fans with an incorporated switch, and here is the ROUGH sketch of the circuit: And some pics of everything installed, the 2P2T slide switch was mounted on a spare piece of ABS held on with the hovi tip screws. I also got a Xiaokoa wireless mic system to use with my Aker and iComm. I was able to mount it inside the bucket by using the included headband that came with the mic. It is made of wire, so I cut it short and bent it. I used the screw and nut holding the helmet ear to mount the wire. Now the mic can be removed and inserted at-will and doesn't take up a whole lot of space. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  13. Ok, pictures have been sent to the GML. We'll see what happens! Thank you to everyone who helped me! This community is awesome! My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  14. Another successful workshop! I was able to complete my belt. Luckily, Rusty had a spare rivet cover that I could use for the middle rivet. After all, I'm hoping to be a Centurion someday! I closed the drop boxes with velcro, because I wasn't sure I wanted to glue them yet. The shin straps were installed and glued in, with the help of those super handy rare earth magnets. I was trying to figure out how I wanted to rig up my Aker and iComm, so I searched the forums for a bit. I stumbled upon this thread, and basically stole the idea of a GoPro chest harness modified to hold the comm system. http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/index.php?/topic/28793-My-experience-using-a-throat-mic-and-source-for-a-mic-only-version Right now I have it setup with a Xiaokoa wireless mic, but I think I'm going to follow suit and get a throat mic. At least I can play around with them and see which one I prefer. Down to adding velcro to forearms, and sizing. The next time you hear from me, I should be sharing pictures suited up! Here's one for the mean time. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
  15. Thanks! My plan is definitely to give an update on the battery packs after trooping with them. Good call on painting the TD screws, I totally forgot about that! Rusty is hosting another workshop today, and I hope to accomplish the majority of my remaining work. These workshops have been a treasure trove of information. If anyone is reading this and doing their build by themselves, I HIGHLY suggest you contact your local garrison and try to meet some of the people. Everyone I've met so far has been extremely friendly and inclusive. I feel like I have known these guys and gals for years! It has also been really cool seeing all the projects other than TK builds. Today, "Arty" the AT-ST is getting fiberglass reinforcement. My signature has better things to do than sit here and let you read it.
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