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Star Wars Cockpit......SHE LIVES !!!!!
« on: June 23, 2007, 08:37:56 am »
EDIT:

The "to do" list: (Last update: aug 11, 2010)

- correct convergence on the CRT
- remove everything, clean everything inside
- replace rubber matting (already here)
- get ALL the black metal parts (and I mean ALL) from the cab and have them sandblasted and powder coated
- rebuild the yoke !
- install fan for the HV pcb and deflection PCB
- make a new backdoor (HI made one for me, still have to vinyl it and put a lock on it....)
- find new bolts for about everything
- replace the speakers with some good quality one's (half way there, still need a second set of JBL GTO937's just as cheap as the others were !)
- redo all (well as much as possilbe) vinyl
- replace the seat covering (formica) decided against it, I'll leave it as is.
- reinstall the coin box, coin door
- restore the game counter/test button panel
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Finally had some time today to go have a look at the Star Wars Cockpit I have been tailing for a while.

I wanted to have a look at it before I started to arrange things. I will have to store it some place for a while (until my GameRoom is finished), and will need to arrange transport. So before doing all that for a piece of junk, I wanted to know what we were talking about.

Drove up to the place where it is stored. The cab was covered under plastic. The previous owner had it standing there for 8 years !!! but doesn't have time to fix it because of his too busy job.

Anyway, we removed the cover and I examined the machine. I think she's a beauty !!!! Some minor marks here and there on the side art, but otherwise very nice condition. I couldn't see the left side though, because it's close to a wall. The backdoor is missing (at least it wasn't there in it's place). The monitor is a 19", but you don't hear me complaining.

Check out the pics:

« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 04:19:59 pm by Level42 »

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 08:38:54 am »
More pics:


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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 08:42:05 am »
and the last one...

The CRT is intact and looks quite good, just like the PCB's.



Now.....I need some space to store this beauty.....that will be the hardest part. Transport can be arranged without much trouble...
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 08:47:11 am by Level42 »

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 09:33:56 am »
Now.....I need some space to store this beauty.....that will be the hardest part. Transport can be arranged without much trouble...

The children's bedroom ?  ;D

Lots of room to curl up in that cab!

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 10:05:36 am »
WOW Cool ;D

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 10:07:03 am »
Now.....I need some space to store this beauty.....that will be the hardest part. Transport can be arranged without much trouble...

The children's bedroom ?  ;D

Lots of room to curl up in that cab!

Cheers & Good Luck
Haha , funny you mention that, that was actually what my son said when my wife asked where I should leave it  :laugh:
Won't fit through the stairs though... ::)

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 10:12:07 am »
Mind sharing the priceage. I gauge my jealousy based on price. ;) ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 10:14:19 am »
WOW Cool ;D
Incredible to find a holy grail like that so nearby :D

Was just thinking of something, you don't happen to have some spare space for it for a while do you Robin ?  :D :D ;) 8) :P

We gotta meet up soon anyway, got much more free time now. "I will show my Galaxian if you show me yours" WHAHAHAHA :D Maybe next Friday ?

By the way, can anybody tell if that "marquee" is the US or Irish version ? I forgot to check if it is Irish (which is most likely of course) or US built.

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 10:14:46 am »
Mind sharing the priceage. I gauge my jealousy based on price. ;) ;D
Not just yet :D What do you think is a fair price. As mentioned, the monitor is out of order and the seller claims it played blind the last time he fired it up (but that could be 8 years ago)....

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 10:17:44 am »
Hey I forgot a pic:


And another !!!

And yet another !! :D

About that last pic, there seems to be a metal plate with two pot meters in series more or less loose on the bottom of the cab...is that the volume control or is it part of the yoke assembly ?
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 10:33:50 am by Level42 »

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 05:33:30 pm »

Even nonworking that could easily go for a grand.

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2007, 03:25:01 pm »
I checked out some info (amazing what's available for SW !) on the net and then looked closely at the pictures I took and it turns out this cab has the infamous red-dead flyback. This is very likely defective. Luckely arcadeshop.com sells a replacement, but it's a hefty 99 bucks :S.....gotta add that to the price, and that's probably not the end :S

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2007, 03:53:37 pm »
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 04:48:53 pm »
Indeed, that's true. And the Cinelabs is a drop-in replacement, much easier to install compared to the Wintron.....

I'm glad that it's available at all !!! This might be the difference in having to Mame this (yugh !) or restore it...

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 03:59:56 am »
Heck, what a great find :)

If you can't manage to store this beauty....let me know....I'll pick it up :D


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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2007, 09:03:19 am »
I'm glad that it's available at all !!! This might be the difference in having to Mame this (yugh !) or restore it...

$100 shouldn't matter at all in the grand scheme of this cab.  This is the type you just wait until you have the money for the part, no matter how long it takes.  This is a never mame it cab.

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....almost mine....
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2007, 05:45:01 am »
Hey, nice found... and close to your place ?

Don't hesitate for such cab  8) ...buy... and think after  :angel:

Congrats  :cheers:

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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2007, 02:03:04 pm »
Irish  ;D

Look on this site  http://www.andys-arcade.net/personal/unusual/index.htm
Sorry i have no room for this :-\
If i had more room space i buy more cabinets   :laugh2:

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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2007, 03:29:07 pm »
Since storage is a problem for you, I have the perfect place to store it.  ;D

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Re: Star Wars Cockpit....[s]almost[/s] mine....
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2007, 07:37:47 am »
You pay for air shipping to the US and back to Europe ? ;)

We agreed on the price and the deal is made.

I'll make a nice "road trip" photo series in Darth Nuno's style when I will pick it up !


I'm going to have to order this:  http://www.cinelabs.com/amp/

In the manual for this replacement flyback there's a link to a fantastic document explaining how to repair the Amplifone monitor: http://ionpool.net/arcade/tech/ampfaq_12.pdf

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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2007, 02:03:10 pm »
You pay for air shipping to the US and back to Europe ? ;)

50/50. You pay for shipping here and I'll pay for shipping back.  :P

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Wow, congratulations with your purchase of another cab. Trying to start a new arcade in the Netherlands eh?  :cheers:
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Yep :D

In my garden hopefully....

Problem is I have the cabs, but the Gameroom that I want to build in the garden is still only in the planning stage...

Fancy coming around next wednesday or thursday night ? Or the week after ? Robin, how about you ?
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Congratulations on buying this cab! I am very happy for you. Can't wait to see the roadtrip pics!
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Oh forgot, to answer Shardian's question.....I bought this for 450,-.
Which is about $600,- at the current rate...


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a great buy   :cheers:

for the restauration: <<may the force be with you>>   


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awesome buy indeed..

I look forward to the restoration on this one :)


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Dude, $600 is a serious steal, even if he has to put another $600 just to make it passable.  It's not like this is an item you can browse around for the best price.

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Thanks guys, yes I feel as lucky as you can imagine !!

But I'm still nervous until it will be in my storage....

Indeed I was SO lucky to actually find this !

As you guys probably know, classic cabs are much more rare here than in the US. I've been already very lucky to find the Galaxian, Mario Bros. and Centipede. This find was an extreme rare opportunity and luckily I was able to convince my wife this was a once in a lifetime chance and that I should get it.... (just like with the other three cabs before  :laugh2: (although, still true of course !) I had to pledge that this would be the last one and I actually agree with her, since I still have to get the Centipede and Mario Bros. up and running (and restored). I guess the Star Wars will be the main priority now though....anyway, there's plenty of work for the coming 2 years or so....

I already knew the target price the seller wanted and I got 50 off because I couldn't power it up to know if the PCB's are still running like the seller claims. I didn't feel like bargaining on this one at all but I just couldn't help myself :D

I really hope that the monitor is the only problem. Having read through all the docs  already, I'm convinced I can get this monitor back to life.  The worst thing to happen on that one is having to get the new flyback from Cinelabs. All other parts are cheap enough.

I think the restoration won't need too much work other than a very good cleaning. There's some damage on the left lower side as you can see on the picture. Also the wheels that should be with the cab have been removed, so the seller told me.
And I have no idea what the condition of the yoke is......when I tried to move it during the visit I actualy had to force it a bit to get it moving again......Hasn't been touched for 8 years.....:D

I regret that I didn't take a closer look at the CRT. I'm pretty sure it's 19", but from the picture I took, I can't really tell....

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I had to pledge that this would be the last one..
Heehee.. funny that - I made the same pledge to my wife about my Star Wars Cockpit project  :laugh2:

Must be the dark side of the force that makes us make such false statements..  ;D


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Here's a tip for you.

Fix the Centipede FIRST so your wife can have a game to play. She just might change her mind and want a Ms Pacman or Frogger then!

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I had to pledge that this would be the last one..
Heehee.. funny that - I made the same pledge to my wife about my Star Wars Cockpit project  :laugh2:

Must be the dark side of the force that makes us make such false statements..  ;D


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:laugh2: :laugh2: Man, your project is SO worth it....

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Here's a tip for you.

Fix the Centipede FIRST so your wife can have a game to play. She just might change her mind and want a Ms Pacman or Frogger then!

Brent
Mmmm, not a bad idea, but the Centipede needs quite some work.....but in a way, you're right. I actualy got a complaint from my wife the other day that I should get the Mame cab back up running (some *sshole managed to completely destroy my FE's settings !!!) because she wanted to play Puzzle Bobble and Puzzloop again :D
I'm glad I won her over for those games. Although I know Centipede seems to appeal to lots of women, I kinda doubt she'll like it....

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OK guys, I need your thoughts:

Compare these pictures:

1) My SW Cockpit
2) another one 25"
3) and yet another 25"

What do you guys think ? Is mine a 25" as well ? Could it be real ?
Look at the where the underside of the CRT is, it is in-line with the fuse holders on the deflection PCB. This is true on both pics 1 and 2.....

Does anyone have pictures of an 19" inside a cockpit to compare it to a 25" ?
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Looks like a 25 incher to me..

here are a couple of other pictures of a 25" tube to compare with.






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Man that would be awesome.....

That one is heavily modded, or a completely different driver board set.


Come to think about it. Has anyone ever seen a SW cockpit with a 19" monitor ? Maybe they used only 25" for the cockpit ??

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Star Wars cockpit is the only cab at all that has a 25", I think, and even then only some of them.  I have seen 19" in cockpits but by now there is no way to know what a given cab originally came with.

Why can't you just measure the tube to find out the size?  Take a diagonal.

Or, if it's out, try and pick it up.  A 19" is easy.  A 25", not easy, and some men can't do it.




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Why can't you just measure the tube to find out the size?  Take a diagonal.

Because it's still at the seller's storage place :S

  
 

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