Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

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    Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    Hi everyone!

    I'm getting ready to put together my MOW gauntlets and want to get it all planned out to avoid complications later. On the right gauntlet, I noticed that there are two flip switches installed to the right of the four darts. (Incidentally, these flip switches seem to be missing in the "Magic of Myth" exhibition gauntlets, but I clearly see them in the screen capture -- specifically the frame where Boba Fett fires the lasso on Luke.) I've been searching the forum the past couple of days and haven't found this information -- what do people use for the flip switches, where can I get them, and how big a hole do I have to drill?

    Thanks a lot in advance for the help!

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    Re: Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    You definitely want to stick with the screencaps for accuracy. The exhibits often changed pieces, etc.

    I'm not sure about the switches for ROTJ. I know ESB guantlets used a type of pushswitch. They are available if you search around. Many people just use small toggle switches from radio shack.

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    Re: Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    The ROTJ has the ESB switches too. Additionally there are those two black toggle switches on the left gaunt aswell. ROTJ has both. :-)

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    Re: Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    Grrr... need to get the wiki back up as that information was in there.

    You are looking for the Alcoswitch MPE106D on/off pushbutton switch.

    MPE106D TE Connectivity / Alcoswitch Pushbutton Switches

    They are available from a pretty wide range of electronics distributors for about $10-$15 a switch.

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    Re: Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    I have these switches I got from a member here. I will be putting them in this weekend. It gives it that extra bit of realism!

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    Re: Question about ROTJ right gauntlet switches

    I always considered they were 1970's radio control switches with the knobs removed

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