RDK, did you use more of the 5lb magnets then you did the bigger ones. My pilot math tells me that 2 5lb magnets would be just as strong as 1 10 lb magnet. So guys who are worried about trooping could if nessisary, just add a few more of the small ones without worrying about the over powering effect of the big ones.
Now this is usualy the point of my day when a flight test engineer tell me my math is wrong and calls me a meat servo.
Nope, I used the same amount of the 5lbs as I did of the bigger ones due to the sizes and shapes of the armor. It worked out perfectly.
You can try your method too though, let us know how it works out
N00b here.. What is a BN Vest?
batninja vest. He is a member here that used to make vests.
Q: How well does it keep spacing during movement? Ie, how to keep an even spacing between plates during heavy movement..?
In my experience, the armor does not shift at all during movement or trooping
just gotta keep credit and id cards clear.... or roomkey cards if your at a con. My wife used magnets on a Cammy costume that ruined our room card on several days of dragoncon
Great thread, thanks all the advice. Has anyone used magnets on shin armour and cod pieces? A bit of an odd question, but in the case of the latter is it advisable not to apply magnets round about the area the cod piece protects?
Very god idea
I just ordered some magnets, so let's see how it works when they get here.
Keep us posted! =M
I am thinking of attaching magnets to the inside of the vest, so the armor pieces would go to the correct spot. I was thinking of using iron on patches to attach the magnets because I don't know how to sew.
You don't have to do that. You can just move the plates around to where you want them and they'll stay put
Hey guys, I was looking up these magnets and was about to buy from apexmagnets like RDK suggested and then I figured I should check amazon first because apexmagmets sells them as a set of 10 for $11.99. I checked amazon and saw the same set of 10 being sold by a company called Emovendo for $5.86 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001KV...=AC_SX200_QL40). I figured Emovendo might be a cheap brand or something so I googled them to see if I could find any info on them and it looks like they are now apexmagnets.
Just wanted to share this info with you all to help you save a few dollars.
Excellent thread, RKD! I will definitely use this method once I start my first build. I think I might sew in the magnets on back of the vest because with my luck I would eventually lose pieces when taking armor and flight suit off at the end of the day for a wash haha
really informative. good thread. thnx
Im going to try this method witch sounds better then ripping velcrow off everytime. going to try this as soon as bobamaker sends my armor
After suiting down for the first time with the magnets holding the chest armor in place, I found that 4 or 5 of them stuck to the metal bits of my jetpack harness. I'm going to have to put these magnets back and probably reposition some of the chest armor. Has anyone else run into this issue?
i never even thought about magnets, this is genious and a very clean easy way to take off and put on armor. I have a question though, what about the back armor? Seems the harness and pack would knock it off even with strong magnets?
As a newbie getting ready to my first TDH build, i have been reading all the build threads and getting a bit confused. I read this thread and i have made the decision to go down magnets route as this seems easiest way. I am in the UK is anyone able to point me in the right direction as to magnet suppliers here, as i am unsure what type of magnet is best as there seems to be quite a few different types people are using.
I use magnets of a different kind. I found them at a seamstress location and they're used for clothing. They work great on my TK armor and so far, have worked great on my Fett.