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  1. Aug 7, 2013, 6:44 PM - gauntlet switches can of worms? #1

    Greetings

    I have now incoming every part for my fett build, and will be assembling very soon.

    The only thing I am looking at now are metal parts and the 'extra' bits that really make fett.

    today's probing question....

    esb fett. right gauntlet. switches? ive seen black push button. and metal flick/toggle switches.

    which way to go? i believe that the push switches are screen accurate? but the flick switches will give better control of any attached devices (range finder, beacon, helmet fan, chest leds).

    if i go push switches, they are not toggle. i would need them to be toggle as i would want the fan either on or off.

    please add your advice or recommendations. how does 501st view the switches? what's best for functionallity and screen accuracy.
    has anybody fitted any push button toggle switches - (single pole/dual pole rather than momentary)???

    cheers

    dg
  2. Jc27's Avatar
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    Aug 7, 2013, 7:06 PM - Re: gauntlet switches can of worms? #2

    As far as I know, the 501st is ok with using small toggle switches. The screen accurate alco push button switches are still available for places like Newark and jameco. They are push on/off so they do the same thing as a toggle. The problem with the alco switches is the price, they aren't cheap, around $9 each.
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    Aug 8, 2013, 11:17 AM - Re: gauntlet switches can of worms? #3

    On the ESB right gauntlet there is no black push button, it's just a part of the vacuum formed gauntlet. The two toggle switches were used to activate both jetpack nozzles (each nozzle with its switch), while the red-brown switch is part of an EverReady Minilight:

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