bombarta, yes I too noticed this thread being very pro NEC. No offense to Naigon or his products but I found that both odd and refreshing. I'm just too used to seeing threads like this from Plecter fanboys or their affiliates. However I also noticed that most people who posted in this thread are customers or are at least, not part of the TRA Alliance or Armory. It looks like you may be overlooking that. If this thread were dominated by posts from the Alliance or Armory members then yeah, eyebrows would be raised... but it's not. I suppose you could then argue that "Well then they all must just be NEC fanboys.". Now that could be a possibility. I have no idea.
What you need to understand is there is no one on this forum who prohibits any positive talk about Plecter products and no rules here stating that you cannot sing all the praises you want for Plecter sound boards here so... sing away man, sing away. Positive posts and threads about Plecter products won't magically disappear. It's not like that here.
Affiliates will always say they prefer the thing they are affiliated to! It's the same on fxforum. Even though naigon is on the Guild there. That forum is pro Plecta this forum is pro NEC.
Just buy what you like.
As for run time and sound i can asure you of one thing the 7.4v on a cf is more than just a little louder. And if having higher mah for run time is a problem just make your own packs which don't come from tcss then you get run time and high levels of sound.
I've hacked a PCv3.5 in the past to fit a tight build and the sound level was down a little, what I did notice was the sound quality is what dropped the most. But then the PC3.5 doesn't have the same level of audio quality or loudness to begin with compared to the CF
Things that put me off using nec in the past were having to import them and paying import tax on them. Repairs having to go back to the states. And the igniters lack of swing detection which as stated now though they seem to be on par. As for 99 fonts, really 12 is to many to cycle through as it is. I've not asked but can the twist action for colour change be turned off as that would really nark me off, I've seen people doing it by accident in demos.
For me personally I like really loud sabers over run time as mine sit on the shelf looking good most of the time. Most of the people who come to me for builds always say make it as loud as you can or make it as loud as the one you have, so I can't really argue with that.
All the Plecta boards now use digital movement censors too which when correctly set are very efficient on the nb, pc, prizm and excellent on the cf7 onwards as its firmware is way more advanced. The cf5 and 6 were good but not a scratch on the 7 onwards boards. I'm pretty sure the same can be said of the igniters too.
But there's an elephant in the room and it's called the arduino, this does what the others do not, programming it how you want it and doesn't care if the fonts are for NEC or Plecta. And while NEC and Plecta are arguing over who's dad is bigger, that board is catching a lot of attention and it's only going to get better, especially as things seem to be heading in the neo direction and that board was developed specifically for them by someone who started making the blades before anyone new they existed on the forums.
What I do expect though is someone coming along with a board that matches both Plecta and NEC and really opening up the options because arguing over 2 brands gets kind of boring after a while and no 2 company's should have the monopoly over what we do for a hobby.
It's Plecter as in "Plecter Labs". not Plecta.
As for affiliates. As far as I know, none of the NEC affiliates get preferred access to soundboards or discounts on them ( naigon, you want to chip in here on that?) The same can NOT be said for Plecter boards. If that's true and if Plecter boards are great (I do not have enough experience with Plecter or NEC to have formed any strong opinions on them one way or the other) then one might have to think of reasons besides the obvious, as to why some NEC affiliates do not use or endorse Plecter boards. For that, your best bet would be to ask said NEC affiliates IN PRIVATE. You might be surprised at what they have to say and it probably won't be anything negative about the Plecter boards themselves.
As for me, I prefer to make up my own mind about things, especially when I know what goes on behind closed doors. I take all the negative talk about both boards with a grain of salt. I've only dealt (briefly) with one CF 1.3, one PC 1.6 and a few Nanos. I liked them all. I have one Spark 2 r2 that I have yet to install as well as three Prizm V4s. I look forward to seeing how each performs. I cannot compare the two as I would need the Spark 2 Color for that but I can see if each performs well with what they are supposed to be able to do.
I'm not sure this is the issue as it shouldn't affect the recharge port but... it could be a short on the soundboard where the speaker wires connect, I had this issue with a Nano and it turned out to be some excess solder that bridged a connection. Once I removed that excess solder, it worked fine. I had to use a magnifying glass to even detect that the connections were bridged as it look fine to the naked eye.
Once while at a Star Wars Celebration convention, Sandtracker bought a Razor blade plug from me to use as a medical scanning device prop. I said to him "wrong franchise noob!" and then immediately performed the Klingon rite of discommendation on him. We were both kicked out of the convention.
Yes. I do it all the time. Also, when you hook up a recharge port to a sound board to also act as kill key, it actually bypasses the soundboard completely when charging so it's no different then charging it with no soundboard in the equation.
Please everyone, let's leave religion out of this. We all have different religious beliefs and they often have strongly opposing views. Some of us, like myself, can completely detach their own beliefs for a fictional movie... For example, that's how a person that is open-minded, tolerant of other people's beliefs, yet a devout Christian could enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons. I'm not all of those things but those people do exist. You know it's all made up and you know that no one is trying to pass it off as real so you ignore it's "blasphemies". lol. In other words, it's just a movie full of 100% fiction. Please try to enjoy it as such.
I think people are assuming there is misdirection, but that's not how I saw it. I think after a ton and a half of craziness, Rey ends up leaving with Kylo in the last scene, and Rey initiates it.
If you look closely at the background, it would appear that those are two different sets. Rey's in the dark, damp cave where we saw her and Luke in an earlier clip and Kylo is in a place where there's something burning uncontrollably nearby. When taken out of context (like with creative editing), it appears as if they are talking to each other and Kylo is offering to be her mentor or something but I don't believe that to be the case. This is why trailer speculation is the path to the dark side, lol.
Also, expect several key scenes in that trailer to not be in the final cut of the film... just like with the TFA and Rogue One trailers... which could be intentional misdirection... or just script re-writes and thus re-shoots. *shrugs*
High temperature hot glue (it's clear-ish, like the regular stuff) works better than regular hot glue. In fact so much better than I will never use the standard stuff again. Might be an option for you.
jediwes250 bought a Razor blade plug from me... and then he died.
What? It wasn't my blade plug that killed him. *whistles innocently*
jediwes250 was then miraculously brought back to life in an old German castle during a lightening storm. Apparently my blade plug was somehow instrumental in said resurrection. Legend has it that you can tell when he is on the roads at night, lurking in the shadows by the tell-tale glow of his Razor blade plug.
The year is 1987, and N.A.S.A. launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot skywalkerknight85 are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns skywalkerknight85 to Earth five... minutes.... later. Dunh dunh dunh, dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh, dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh dunh!
Hi all. Got some new blade plugs added to the original line-up. The GS and GSB. The GS stands for "Graflex Style". The B stands for "Brass" These 7/8" diameter Razor blade plugs are a hybrid between the Graflex Razor blade plugs from my limited runs and my standard Turbine Razor blade plug. The GS comes with a polished fake aluminum bulb contact pin and the GSB comes with a polished fake brass bulb contact pin. The metal ring that sits around the shaver head is a little bit shorter than the ones on my Turbine blade plugs, in order to look more Graflex-like. Unlike the cones in my Turbine Razor blade plugs (which are glued on), the fake bulb contact pins are held on with a 6-32 screw that goes through the diffuser and shaver head and into the bottom of the fake bulb contact pin (just like how I did it for my previous Graflex Razor blade plug runs). Pics of the new blade plugs are below, including a pic that shows what the new blade plug looks like in a Solo's Hold Graflex blade holder. Thanks go to my customers Songwut L. and skywalkerknight85 for coming up with this idea.
GS and GSB...
These are part of my regular line-up now so they have been added to my thread for my Turbine blade plugs.
Two new Razor blade plugs added. The GS and GSB. The GS stands for "Graflex Style". The B stands for "Brass" These 7/8" diameter Razor blade plugs are a hybrid between the Graflex Razor blade plugs from my limited runs and my standard Turbine Razor blade plug. The GS comes with a polished fake aluminum bulb contact pin and the GSB comes with a polished fake brass bulb contact pin. The metal ring that sits around the shaver head is a little bit shorter than the ones on my Turbine blade plugs, in order to look more Graflex-like. Unlike the cones in my Turbine Razor blade plugs (which are glued on), the fake bulb contact pins are held on with a 6-32 screw that goes through the diffuser and shaver head and into the bottom of the fake bulb contact pin (just like how I did it for my previous Graflex Razor blade plug runs). Pics of the new blade plugs are below, including a pic that shows what the new blade plug looks like in a Solo's Hold Graflex blade holder. Thanks go to my customers Songwut L. and skywalkerknight85 for coming up with this idea.
GS and GSB...
Prices are as follows...
GS = $26 GSB = $28
Please read the first post in this thread for shipping prices and ALL other ordering information. Thanks