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    ESB Gauntlets

    I'm going to start working on my ESB gauntlets from MOW shortly and am in need of some help. I've searched what type of switches were used on the right gauntlet. I know that they were a rotary switch, but couldn't see any photos in the old threads. Does anyone remember what type they were and where to get them? Or what is the modern day equivalent to them? Thanks

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    Re: ESB Gauntlets

    Tyco Electronics MPE106D , i bought lower priced vesion because i couldn´t find any difference . Hope that helps ;-)

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    I was looking for them too... even the "lower priced" version was over $20... I will just used toggle switches until I have $ for these. I'd rather spend my $ on other Boba Parts that are more noticeable.

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    Tyco Electronics MPE106D , i bought lower priced vesion because i couldn´t find any difference . Hope that helps ;-)
    Yes it does. Thanks. Now I just have to try and find them cheap or find something close enough for now

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    That's not it for ESB right guantlet.

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    So what is?

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    That looks very much like it.... and the price is a little better too! Good find!

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    Found them for a bit cheaper than the previous post.

    MPE106D04 Tyco Electronics / Alcoswitch Pushbutton Switches

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    I bought this one here in Austria . They are around 11 $ . If some guys are interested , let me know ;-)

    tyco Drucktaster/-schalter MPA 1825040-1 4 x Ein/Ein 250 V/AC 3 A im Conrad Online Shop

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    You can by them at radio shack. Mini toggle switches.

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    Theyre not a toggle theyre a momentary push button switch

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    Re: ESB Gauntlets

    I have another question for anyone who has the newest version of MOW gauntlets or anyone with some input. I'm going to be finishing up pre-assembling everything and start to paint them. Should I attach the piano hinges before or after I paint them?

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    id go not at all as theyre not right

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    Re: ESB Gauntlets

    F4R is correct... they used no hinges for ESB.

    Many guys who troop with them put hinges on because they are easier to get on and off. What you do depends on what you will be doing with the guantlets. Display or troop?

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    I tried the hinges with the clips and they are a pain to get off and on as the clips are inside and they dont really clip that easily, maybe try magnets or velcro velcro is the correct method

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    Many guys who troop with them put hinges on because they are easier to get on and off. What you do depends on what you will be doing with the guantlets. Display or troop?
    I will be trooping with them.

    I tried the hinges with the clips and they are a pain to get off and on as the clips are inside and they dont really clip that easily, maybe try magnets or velcro velcro is the correct method
    I haven't installed the clips on them. How well does the velcro method hold up for trooping?

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    so so...i dont like the way the hinges look when u can see them...if u could hide them theyd be good...the clips are just tough to use

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    Rare earth magnets would be good. I can't really use them because I don't really have room inside the guants.

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    u should look up the 1/8 inch thick longer ones...they would work well IMHO, theyre very thin and wide only thing is to secure them somehow

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    u should look up the 1/8 inch thick longer ones...they would work well IMHO, theyre very thin and wide only thing is to secure them somehow
    I've seen the type... maybe E6000 or GOOP after you scuff up one side.

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    Re: ESB Gauntlets

    Thanks to both of you for the info. I have several 1/8x1x1 magnets laying about my basement. I'm going to find some thinner sheet metal and see about attaching it to the inside with the magnets. If I can't get it to work I'll use the hinges and velcro.

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    Re: ESB Gauntlets

    So I completely forgot to post up what I did for closures on my gauntlets



    I tapped out the pin in the hinge and used a coat hanger wire with one end hooked. The other side I bent a piece of steel around the magnet to hold it then made a seat for in on the lower half. It holds up pretty well. Once I get my flightsuit ordered I can see what padding I'll need to add into it.



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