Helm Question: Circuit Board?

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    Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    hey guys, just wanting to inquire about the MQ-1 circuit board in the back of the helmet...i have seen ones screwed into the back, and just wanted to know where i could find one....are they for sale from someone? do we paint them? thanks for the help in advance...
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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    alright, guys, 9 visited and NO answers? really?

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    All the MQ-1 boards that you can see are resin casts. You can buy one in eBay, or from someone in this forum. If you find a real MQ-1 calculator, you're a lucky guy.

    And yes, al the resin cast are painted with the same red that you put on the helmet.


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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    Find a cast either from flea-bay or a member here (recommended).

    Then what you can then do is glue it to a piece of foam board (Sintra) maybe 3mm thick with dimensions 15mm all round the dims of the circuit board, then if you're just gonna glue it in, buy some spacers 5mm Dia x 8mm long (Very approx) and place one in each corner (to suit the internal shape/form of your lid) prime, then paint in the same red as external (Caboose) and you're good to go... At least that is what I was gonna do on one of my lids?

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    Bobamaker sells a nice cast that has standoffs/spacers in all 4 corners, and installs very nice.

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    mrgr8ness said: View Post
    Bobamaker sells a nice cast that has standoffs/spacers in all 4 corners, and installs very nice.
    That he does.. my bad :o
    Thought you were gonna scratch. I upgraded to one of these...

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    If you post a "want to buy" thread in the cargo hold, I'm sure you'll find one.

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    That he does.. my bad :o
    Thought you were gonna scratch. I upgraded to one of these...
    Yep, still gonna attempt a scratch build. Got another bucket in the works

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    I will have some copies in the next few weeks. I need to get the people taken care of that I already told I would have parts for them. My mold is from my MQ-1 and it only had to mold it 2 times to get it right. When I do mine, they will have Al power in the resin to give them a sort of metal look.

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    asok said: View Post
    I will have some copies in the next few weeks. I need to get the people taken care of that I already told I would have parts for them. My mold is from my MQ-1 and it only had to mold it 2 times to get it right. When I do mine, they will have Al power in the resin to give them a sort of metal look.
    Wandered when you'd pop in bruv...

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    thanks guys!! asok, put me on your list when you get ready to a run....

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    Re: Helm Question: Circuit Board?

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Wandered when you'd pop in bruv...
    Little long this week. Been taking care of my family.

    Those little guys are a pain to make. Between how thin they are and the Al power, they take about 60 before I can demold them. Normally it only takes about 30 min.

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    KaanE said: View Post
    All the MQ-1 boards that you can see are resin casts. You can buy one in eBay, or from someone in this forum. If you find a real MQ-1 calculator, you're a lucky guy.

    And yes, al the resin cast are painted with the same red that you put on the helmet.

    I saw one on ebay the other day. The price was ridiculous to just be tearing it apart.

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