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Nitro knobs ring lights MASSIVE FAIL. Dern!

Discussion in 'CB Radio Modifications' started by nomadradio, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    File this under "nice try, no cigar".



    Here's the pinball-table "post light" with a 6mm control shaft. The hole is too small. Drilling it out would likely destroy the LEDs.

    The company Comet Pinball doesn't post mechanical drawings of their stuff, so this is how we find out the size of the center hole.

    [​IMG]

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    At least not this time.

    73
     

  2. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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  3. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Looks very cool.

    Minimum order 50 units for the RGB version. 500 units for white.

    And no order info on the web site. Looks like one of those "request a quote by email" distributors.

    A cool page I hadn't seen before. Thanks.

    73
     
  4. TruckerKevin

    TruckerKevin Active Member

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    I’m glad you posted this. I was one of those eager followers who were waiting for the results. It was in my mind also, to see if the hole could be enlarged. Guess that answers that.

    I thought you would have posted it under the old thread that I was following, I’m fortunate that I looked and saw it here!
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Slowly enlarge the hole with a tapered hand reamer? Might be able to get it just right.
     
  6. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    My cheap chinese caliper says the hole is 4.5mm diameter.

    I don't see a full 3/4 of a mm around the rim of the hole before it starts to cut into the plastic body of the LEDs.

    Besides, if each one takes that much labor to actually use, the customer won't want to pay what all that adds up to.

    The "home gamer" might want to try it. If I can't make it a commercial proposition I'm not interested.

    73
     
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    #7 711, Sep 21, 2019
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    red97k1500 Active Member

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    It’s a tight fit but I think these will work I hand teemed them
     

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  10. red97k1500

    red97k1500 Active Member

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    They won’t fit over a ten turn clairifier though but these will indeed work.... step right up folks you too can have retina burning blue nitro light rings
     

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    red97k1500 Active Member

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    Never mind nomad was right all along the face plate wont go all the way down it’s close but no cigar... the only knob it will actually work with is the channel selector
     
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