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E-11 Power Cylinders Research Thread (renamed from "3 Central Fuses...")

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Andy, I am going to put on the wires as well. There is a screen shot of Lukes blaster. The picture is right after they show Lea the Falcon Luke's "E11" looks like it has a few thin wires connecting the Counter to the Power Cylinders; not the thicker "Curly" wires. I am looking for that pic.

 

Andy

 

I've just had a look at that scene and I can't see Hengstler Counters on either Luke or Han's blasters. Are you sure that's the scene the photo you've seen came from & that it's Luke's? I don't think Han or Luke ever have a Hengstler during the film. The Tunisian E11 that Han has in the publicity shots has a Hengstler and it probably had the tiny wires & at least one resistor still attached because that's how you can often buy used Hengstlers & the props department probably wouldn't have bothered taking them off.

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I've found these! they look fairly close.

 

 

I can't remember whether all the research Andy19422, Marv & myself did on locating these parts is in this thread. . We did a lot of work but, after contacting many specialists & discovering that the parts probably came from ground based UK military radar equipment from the 1950s/60s, we just couldnt find out what exact unit it was. I'm optimistically still hoping to chance upon an original unit at a miltary fair or through eBay autosearches.

 

If you're wanting to "take up the search baton" & can't find the research in this thread I could send you the collection of emails & messages I've got on the subject.

 

Cheers, Andy

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Here is where I am so far. I finished the end caps of the cylinders and I drilled the ends and put in the bolts and nuts. I need to drill out the 3 bottom holes where the wires from the "capacitors", line up the cylinders, soder the wires and the cylinders, prime and paint using "Flat Black" and I believe that they are finished. Also I enclosed pics with the "Cylinders" on my "Dummy Sterling Build" to give an idea how everything looks.

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They look great! Good eye.

I'm quite happy to help look for them but as for taking up the "Batton"... I am quite a busy man as I make and sell armour as well as other props from other films and have many projects on the go. But I'm always up for a challenge. You could pm me the details of your research and I can search when I have the time. I don't want to steal anyone's thunder here but cylinders have been a passion for quite some time as you can see from the plans I posted years ago with some other members. Ok so they weren't the most accurate but for the time they were a break through. Times have moved on and accuracy levels have been raised. Finding the real deals would be fantastic but I fear that boat may have sailed. We just don't have the military and aviation graveyards that used to be around in the 70's anymore. Shame......

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Sorry to come so late to the party. I had a horrible disc crash and lost all of the high res shots from COSI of the landspeeder. I do have a few printouts including the part numbers. As soon as I find the folder in the basement I will return to post the info.

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Sorry to come so late to the party. I had a horrible disc crash and lost all of the high res shots from COSI of the landspeeder. I do have a few printouts including the part numbers. As soon as I find the folder in the basement I will return to post the info.

 

Welcome aboard Michael! :) That's a huge shame about your drive crash, they were the best photos I've seen of these parts. I guess losing landspeeder photos was the least of your worries though!? Really looking forward to seeing your printouts. Cheers, Andy

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Looking good Andy :)

 

I don't know if you're thinking of shaping the back plate but if you are I've tweaked my Han templates a bit more & I believe they're now totally screen accurate with screenshots to support each design element (not all shown as I wanted a 1-page guide for simplicity).

 

Here's the latest version. The only thing I haven't finalised is the electronics at the back which no-one ever puts on anyway.

 

I'll be doing a "Luke & Leia at the chasm" Power Cylinders template soon but that one has 2 capacitors & you've used 3 so that's not the variant you're recreating.

 

Cheers, Andy

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Andy, I am going to put on the wires as well. There is a screen shot of Lukes blaster. The picture is right after they show Lea the Falcon Luke's "E11" looks like it has a few thin wires connecting the Counter to the Power Cylinders; not the thicker "Curly" wires. I am looking for that pic.

 

Andy

 

I cut off the corners of the "backplate" This is just a thought. I was wondering about the different styles of the "backplates" were different because it was how they cut out the "Cylinders" from the unit?

 

Andy

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Here are some closeups of my own:

 

 

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In one pic you can read M1346 on the black plate that holds the cylinders. I hope that helps. BTW, if you search M1346, it has nothing to do with the Panasonic TV (it was made in the 90s).

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Thanks Charlie. Great pictures! :)

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Just read this thread from start to finish. Absolutely fascinating. My 85-year-old Step-Father is a retired electrical engineer who worked on military comm and radar equipment in the 50's and later on the Gemini and Apollo programs, and I am going to share this thread with him and see if he has any insight....

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Just read this thread from start to finish. Absolutely fascinating. My 85-year-old Step-Father is a retired electrical engineer who worked on military comm and radar equipment in the 50's and later on the Gemini and Apollo programs, and I am going to share this thread with him and see if he has any insight....

 

Please do! That would be a great resource!

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Just read this thread from start to finish. Absolutely fascinating. My 85-year-old Step-Father is a retired electrical engineer who worked on military comm and radar equipment in the 50's and later on the Gemini and Apollo programs, and I am going to share this thread with him and see if he has any insight....

 

Cool! Fingers crossed! :) There's actually more research been done than is presented here - mostly by Marv & Andy19422 & some by myself - get in touch if you want to know a bit more. Cheers, Andy

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hi guys, is been a while.. i have been busy with my pirate world

any way.. i finished the blaster today// there you go:

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I found some capacitors in a shop in London i grab 9 of them ( expensive though )

thanks for all the help! cheers

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That's a beautiful power cylinder pack Andy!

 

I do think you have the rear threaded rod a bit too long, but otherwise it looks awesome! :duim:

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That's a beautiful power cylinder pack Andy!

 

I do think you have the rear threaded rod a bit too long, but otherwise it looks awesome! :duim:

 

Mathias,

 

Thanks! I know that they are too long. I will be cutting the "rods" when I attach the wires from the "Counter" to the "Power Cylinders".

 

Andy

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Mathias,

 

Thanks! I know that they are too long. I will be cutting the "rods" when I attach the wires from the "Counter" to the "Power Cylinders".

 

Andy

Well in that case I think you're set! :D

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How do these look for the capacitors? I think they look a bit chubby but I can't find any of the ones posted earlier in this thread anywhere.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-1UF-350v-TCC-CAPACITOR-/200438763611?pt=UK_Sound_Vision_Valves_Vacuum_Tubes&hash=item2eab14d05b

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I've just ordered some so as soon as they are here I will post some pics and measurements :duim:

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