FPH2 helmet build (Target helmet size compare)

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter
I got my new helmet that I will use for my Mandalorian Protector today.
It is an FPH2 ESB
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Surprisingly it is not a lot bigger then my Target helmet, It is more accurate and shaped correctly, but size wise, it is not much if at all bigger tyhen the Target helmet.
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I will be starting a build thread with this thread.
It will kill me to fill that dent in, but..... I'll have a nicer shaped helmet.
Lynn
 

Lynn TXP 0369

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Well, I had to jump right into this bad boy!! LOL!!

Visor cut out.
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Holes drilled
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Started with a square file to open them up.
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Next a rectangle file to get the skinny spots.
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Key slots done. Not perfect as I had to take a bit more out because my pilot holes weren't perfectly lined up, but it will be OK when the PC board is installed and all painted, you won't even notice it.
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Lynn
 

Lynn TXP 0369

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Visor install parts.
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Mirror hangers, Chicago screw screw part, brass thumb nut to fit Chicago screw.
I may have to bend and test mirror hangers to fit, but this is my tried and true method of visor installs.
Lynn
 
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hvacdon

Active Hunter
The mirror hangers is a great idea. I can see how you would have to flatten the brackets out a little to work with the smaller thickness of the visor....Don
 

Lynn TXP 0369

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The mirror hangers is a great idea. I can see how you would have to flatten the brackets out a little to work with the smaller thickness of the visor....Don
Thanks! I have used this method over years many times. I really like the hangers. You don't have to bend them at all or just a little bit on a couple.
Lynn
 

Lynn TXP 0369

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A little more done today.
Visor Chicago screw bolts epoxied in place. I won't bolt the visor in place until I let the epoxie sit for 24 hours.
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Ear holes marked and drilled.
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Helmet ear holes drilled. For some reason I had a heck of a time drilling the right ear cap top locations.
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Ear cap installed. I put too long a screw in the ear top and I dimpled the ear out a bit, I'll have to sand that flat.
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Lynn
 

Lynn TXP 0369

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More done.
Visor is in place with Chicago screws and mirror hangers.
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Ears bolts are epoxied in. I put in three bolts each as they had a slight bow to them not allowing them to lay flat and I tried several times to heat them up and get them to lay flat without success so I decided this was the better way to go.
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Lynn
 

hvacdon

Active Hunter
Looks great !! Your mirror holders pull the visor up nice and tight to the helmet......Top notch craftsmanship !!
 

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter
Calculator mounted to the back of helmet.
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Trying to install servo, but failing, it is binding and not even mounted yet, I need to get some kind of coupler to extend it a bit.
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Lynn
 
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