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    Beacon color

    I have seen people do it both ways, but the beacon on the jet pack for ESB looks to me solid metal in the movie shots. But I have seen members paint the top section black. The photos I have seen of ESB might be decieving because it is lit up and you may not be able to see if it is painted at the top. Anyone know for sure from maybe prop photos?

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    Re: Beacon color

    Noone knows?

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    Re: Beacon color

    Can't say for shure, but Looks to be all silver to me. Thats how mine is.
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    Re: Beacon color

    Can't help on ESB buddy, sorry.

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    Re: Beacon color

    It looks like it is all silver on ESB, but the aosw have some black on it.

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    Re: Beacon color

    I think it's all silver.

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    OK..well thanks for your input..it looked all silver to me on screen shots also.

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    I've wondered that too... on the AoSW/MoM packs, they have the top and middle section black (weathered) Before the ESB HS grabs, the beacon on the ESB pack looked like a different shape entirely sometimes. The first shot the ESB beacon middle looks black, the second shot here it looks all silver... who knows? I like the black/silver look, but accuracy is really what I'm shooting for. Anyone else got an opinion?
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    Re: Beacon color

    Looks silver to me...
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    Re: Beacon color

    Keep in mind that the top of the beacon is brass.

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    Re: Beacon color

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Keep in mind that the top of the beacon is brass.

    Hmmmmm............did not know that.

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    Re: Beacon color

    I wonder if it's just a shadow in the recess of the becon's shape.

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    The Beacon is silver with a black tip
    (time to start repainting )
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    slave1pilot said: View Post
    The Beacon is silver with a black tip
    (time to start repainting )
    "Bright light Bright light!!"..

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    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Keep in mind that the top of the beacon is brass.
    Missed this the first read through
    maybe it''s just dark Brass

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    Re: Beacon color

    No, I agree with you, aluminum body with painted black top, but go back and look at any of the beacons we have good shots of the top and you will see it is brass under that dark paint.

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    Re: Beacon color

    slave1pilot said: View Post
    The Beacon is silver with a black tip
    (time to start repainting )
    Hmmm....In the last pic posted......that looks like silver body with a dark brass top to me. Man, that is one bright light light they have in there though isn't it??? Good observations guys!!!

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    Here are photos of the brass top.. First, I assume everyone already knows there are two completely different beacon tops, right? Next, while both tops are painted, you can clearly see the brass showing through the scratches and inside.
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    Last edited by Art Andrews; Oct 9, 2008 at 12:02 AM.

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    Re: Beacon color

    Doh!
    Great heads up guys...

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    Re: Beacon color

    Is this a found part yet??
    Just hoping.

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    Re: Beacon color

    KoRn3000 said: View Post
    Is this a found part yet??
    Just hoping.
    Exactly what I was thinking... does a brass top suggest a found part??

    and I def agree, Silver with a painted Black brass top for ESB.

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    While I have no proof at all, I am convinced it is a found part just looking at the construction of the beacon tops. I believe it is simply a part we haven't found yet. I wonder if it is part of some type of filter or something like that.

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    Re: Beacon color

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    While I have no proof at all, I am convinced it is a found part just looking at the construction of the beacon tops. I believe it is simply a part we haven't found yet. I wonder if it is part of some type of filter or something like that.
    That thought was actual going through my head while I read the last few posts. It looks to me like a part of some kind of filter. Or maybe a check valve off a vintage scuba tank?
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    Re: Beacon color

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    I wonder if it is part of some type of filter or something like that.
    yeah...like maybe on a faucet filter of some type???? maybe would have had a fine screen mesh on the inside originally?? Brass is commonly used in many types of plumbing applications right???

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    Re: Beacon color

    Here is an image of a brass foot valve for water plumbing.




    Thoughts?

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