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Old 06-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Titan Find Liberator

Hi all

And here is my Titan Find Liberator lit kit I finished today.

Cheers

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Looks great with the engine ball illuminated at the rear ! Hope it doesn't cause it to melt like on the Studio prop !
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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Nice one, Dayle!!

What did you use as a light?
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Default Liberator engine light

Hi guys

I used a programmable Glo toob, it has 7 different functions including the pulse, so when the engine bay is lit is has that slow pulsing effect as well, it looks cool.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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Ah yes, that's what I used on mine!
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:49 AM   #6
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Just what I have for my Liberator and System ship too
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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Hello all. I've just got myself a Titan Find Liberator kit, and and planning to light it. Is the Glo Toob a battery operated light? How do you switch it on and off? Do you have to remove the engine to switch it on?

Ideally I'd like to have it work from a mains plug, rather than battery power. Any thoughts or suggestions for a novice?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
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From memory, the Glo Toob runs off a 12V battery that looks like a short AA. They're readily available from Boots and the like. There's a small wire loop at the back (like a tiny key ring), which is attached to a short metal post, and you turn this ring clockwise and anticlockwise to switch it on or off. The Glo Toob has seven different lighting modes (e.g. full power, half power, flashing, "S-O-S"), which you can change by turning it on for a few seconds and then off again. The mode you'd want is called "Throb"!

I've not tried it, but I guess it should be possible to do something like soldering wires to the terminals if you want to attach a permanent 12V DC supply.

Hope that helps!!

Well done getting hold of a Titan Find Liberator, by the way!!


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Old 04-05-2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Further to what I said, Here's a video off YouTube, all about the Glo Toob:



The setting about which he keeps saying "No idea what that's for" is "Throb"!!

One other thing - make sure you get the model called "Glo Toob FX", as this one has the different modes. The standard "Glo Toob" just switches on and off!!

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Thanks, Exterminator. The light looks great, but would be even better if the throbbing was a bit slower(!)

I know nothing about electronics, but googled and found this;
Wonder if something like that could be made to fit, and attached to a mains plug?
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Nice one, Dayle!!

What did you use as a light?
Heyyy phil! Do you allow visitors to see your collection?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #12
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Thanks, Exterminator. The light looks great, but would be even better if the throbbing was a bit slower(!)
The slightly faster "throb" will work for me when I film it - I can slow the footage down a bit so the Liberator looks nice and "glide-y" when it moves, and the drive unit will pulse at the correct speed. I know what you mean though, it is a little too fast for general display purposes.

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Wonder if something like that could be made to fit, and attached to a mains plug?
I don't see why not - fit the LED in the drive unit and run a couple of wires from it through the main hull and down through the support tube to the circuit, which could be concealed in the base. Replace the 9v battery connector with an appropriate socket, and "Robert's your mother's brother"!! I did this with my Comet Liberator, and that's considerably smaller than the Titan Find kit. My electronics aren't as "sophisticated" as this - all I've got is a battery box with an on/off switch and a variable resistor I can twiddle backwards and forwards!!

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Heyyy phil! Do you allow visitors to see your collection?
Yes, but my admission prices are very high, that's how I made my millions.

If you do happen to pass my way, do let me know beforehand, and if I'm around, come and say "hello"!
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #13
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Thanks, Exterminator! Great advice. I've got a Comet Liberator waiting to be made as well -its always terrified me somewhat. One of these days I'll get round to making both of these, but I really want the Titan Find one to have that throbbing light so it can sit on my desk.
I'll let you know how I get one - but don't hold your breath! (Love seeing your updates BTW, here and on the Horizon forum.)
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