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  1. I've used those snaps (The one from Zack White)! They're just as good as Tandy. I highly recommend them.
  2. Got mine in. Looks great and fits perfectly!
  3. They're shipping from China Friday. GET HYPED!!!
  4. Nylon and elastic will be used all over the build. Amazon is your friend. You can also check out this guy's site http://www.zackwhite.com/Webbing_c_506.html. He also has snaps that are just as good as Tandy Leather's at a fraction of the cost (100 pack for $13). Or you can browse Tandy Leather's website.
  5. You can try to hide the gaps with some ABS slurry (made with ABS trimmings and 100% acetone. Put trimmings into a jar and just barely cover with the acetone and let sit so the ABS melts into a paste) and fill it in with that. If you do this, there will be sanding involved to get smooth, then you'll have to buff out the scratches and use the Novus polish to get shiny again. Personally, I left my helmet alone with this seam, and it didn't hinder me getting approved. As far as the excess glue, use either a dentist hook or exacto knife to try and get all the excess stuff out. Be VERY careful in doing this, you don't wish to have any nics or scratches all along the bucket. Hope this helps!
  6. Chris - That's what I was afraid of. Either that or battery overheating for some nonsensical reason. A speed control device is a great idea though. I've already been scouring eBay for computer fan controllers (why didn't I think of it before?). Kev - That gizmo looks great! If the computer fan controller idea doesn't work, I could try that. Mark - Good to know. I don't want to give up on my rechargeable battery yet, so no 9v's.
  7. Hello everyone. Before I get to the question, or possible few questions, I'll put out there what I have currently in my bucket. I have 2 5v fans that are hooked up to a 5v USB battery (the Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Portable Charger), no off switch (plug in to turn on and unplug to turn off). It does well at troops, lasts for a long time (I think 10 hours or so). I am going to add toggle switches later on, but it serves me now. And it moves a lot of air in the helmet! The problem I'm now battling is I just got ukswrath's Hovi Mic Tips plus amp in my helmet, and the microphone is placed in front of my mouth. With the amp and fans on, you can hear the fans on through the microphone. Bummer. I also have his Hearing Assist System, but I don't think there will be a problem with it. Now, for the theoretical question(s): Would it be possible to get 12v fans and hook them up to the USB battery and not suffer any consequences? My thinking is that using 12v fans with a 5v battery will produce enough air to keep my lenses clear and not make as much noise. However, I'm worried about battery overheating. Or another anonymous problem that may come up. I just don't want to be trooping and have the battery explode in my helmet and have a medical emergency. OR is there a way to put in a 3 way switch that can be configured like this "Full Power -- Off -- Half Power"? Would a resistor or something need to be used for this type of configuration? How could this be done? Think of a switch that has 3 steps on it, center position is off, left position is half power, and right position is full power. Any advice would be helpful!
  8. As my GF has said, multiple times, "Don't try to sew or solder electronics while drinking beer." She's had to redo some things because of that, hahaha. She does Jawa commissions.
  9. Just read through your thread. Looking good, comrade!
  10. Thank you, everyone! (Right on, Comrade Dave!) Just an update, I did have another one of the mounts pop off mid troop, but when I got home, I just put a dab of CA glue to fix it. It ain't going anywhere now! Still one of my best ideas to date, and I'm glad I could provide my fellow troopers with another idea.
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