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    Jan 1, 2006, 4:34 PM - Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #1

    UPDATED 1/6/06 Templates Online!

    Here is the link to the PDF file containing a set of full size rangefinder templates. The file includes a set of dimensioned drawings in addition to a set of templates for the RF shell for both ESB and ROTJ. Everything except the first page is full size. Also the template and the dimensioned drawing do not account for material thickness. I would follow SingleSeatForever’s recommendation and use .080” thick material for the basic construction of the shell.

    Sorry, but I have not try to resolve the mounting of the rangefinder to the stalk you will need to decide that based on which stalk you have. Also you will need to make adjustments depending on which LED electronics package you decide to install.

    I highly recommend using SingleSeatForever’s Rangefinder construction tutorial as a guide when building the rangefinder. (here is the link: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=9190 )

    If you have any questions please drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do. And please post your results if you use the these templates.

    Alan

    http://home.comcast.net/~wizardoffli...nder_rev_A.pdf

    P.S. I would like to thank SingleSeatForever for his wonderful tutorial, which helped inspire these templates.
    Last edited by wizardofflight; Jun 8, 2006 at 4:32 PM.
  2. SingleSeat is offline SingleSeat
    Jan 1, 2006, 4:43 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #2

    Lookin' great Alan! Nice angles to boot! How 'bout that ROTJ clear part? Do you have any plans for that one? Solid.
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    Jan 1, 2006, 6:11 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #3

    That looks pretty accurate! great work once again.
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    Jan 1, 2006, 10:15 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #4

    I have updated the image in the first post with both version and a flatpattern. I am still working on getting it the right size.

    Alan
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    Jan 1, 2006, 10:24 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #5

    cant wait. im doing your knees right now so far so good!
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    Jan 1, 2006, 10:39 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #6

    Nice work on the Templates, I am still
    very impressed with your work as always !!
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    Jan 2, 2006, 12:37 AM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #7

    Thanks guys. Well I have rediscovered a pic I took of the Don Post Boba rangefinder with the top cover removed showing the LED battery and I just happen to have that same battery, so I was able to establish a scale. I'll be posting the flat pattern with dimension shortly.

    I also wanted to thank SingleSeatForever for his wonderful range finder tutorial, which was a great asset during the drawing process.

    Alan
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    Jan 2, 2006, 5:34 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #8

    Sweet dude, ultra cool stuff
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    Jan 3, 2006, 1:54 AM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #9

    This is very cool, i always manage to have success with all your blueprints.
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    Jan 6, 2006, 2:11 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #10

    I have updated the first post with a link to the PDF file containing a set of full size rangefinder templates. The file also includes a set of dimensioned drawings in addition to the templates for the RF shell for both ESB and ROTJ.

    If you have any questions please drop me a line and Ill see what I can do.

    Alan

    P.S. One last note, be careful during assembly not to reverse the patterns so that you do not create a left handed rangefinder, like I did when I tested the templates. On the other hand I dont think that I have ever see a left-handed Boba Fett, might be something to consider.
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    Jan 6, 2006, 2:39 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #11

    Excellent work Alan!

    I look forward to trying the plans out this week!

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    Jan 6, 2006, 4:05 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #12

    It has been brought to my attention that I mixed up the ROTJ and the ESB pieces. So for the time being please ignore those labels I will endeavor to straighten it out and get a new PDF file post soon. It was midnight last night when I finally finished these up and I knew I was going to miss something.

    Thank you for keeping me on the straight and narrow. If anyone has additional suggestions or omissions please let me know and I'll get them fixed as well.

    Alan
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    Jan 6, 2006, 5:17 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #13

    Awesome stuff once again Alan!

    -=QuinN!
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    Jan 6, 2006, 5:29 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #14

    "A" revision is now on line.

    Thanks guys.

    Alan
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    May 7, 2006, 3:04 AM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #15

    What in the heckfire happened to the PDF of the templates for the rangefinder???? I was all ready to make one tonight and to no avail... its gone! Wiz... post if back up!!
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    May 7, 2006, 12:40 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #16

    The site that was hosting them got hacked and everything got deleted and now I can't post PDF files for security reasons. Please send me an e-mail at wizardofflight@comcast.net and I'll send them to you directly.

    I am working a new home for all my templates, but until then I'll need to e-mail them out.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Alan
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    May 7, 2006, 1:20 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #17

    Email sent
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    Jun 8, 2006, 4:33 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #18

    The Rangefinder Templates are now back online. The link in the first post has been updated.

    Have a great day.

    Alan
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    Jan 8, 2013, 4:40 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #19

    Hey Alan can I print it out in A4 and use the templates for the right size???

    Cheers!
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    Jan 8, 2013, 7:55 PM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #20

    Quote bassplayer82 said: View Post
    Hey Alan can I print it out in A4 and use the templates for the right size???

    Cheers!
    You may want to check the date on that post, from 2006. There's a chance that he may not get back to you right away so you might want to PM instead
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    Jan 9, 2013, 3:03 AM - Re: Range Finder Blueprints/Templates #21

    Quote bassplayer82 said: View Post
    Hey Alan can I print it out in A4 and use the templates for the right size???

    Cheers!
    The PDF file is in A4 format (did a test print today) and if you print it with the 'fit to page' setting, you will have an 1:1 scale of the rangefinder (verify the dimension by using a ruler against the check ruler on the right-lower part of the page - the black and white squares). Also use SingleSeat's build thread (you have the link in the first post) for assembly. Good luck!

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