It's been a year since I've shown mods, so here ya go. The scan is slightly
overexposed... the pic shows detail clearly. Going from left to right:
- The intercom (PA) system uses an amplifier circuit board (Radio Shack)
that I've placed in the left thigh drop box. You can see the notch cutout
that allows me to adjust the volume on the fly, yet it is virtually
invisible. A 6-foot speaker cable attaches to one of two jacks on the
circuit board, the other end of the cable attaches to the attenuation
box seen in the chest plate, upper right hand corner of picture.
The right thigh drop box houses the speaker... I've written enough
words on an accompanying photo on the mods page, plus you can't see
squat since again, the scans were overexposed. I'll blame Ritz Camera,
until they correct the scanned images. <grin>
- The mic boom hanging from my back plate was a 3rd party purchase.
It came from a micro telephone package, is very comfortable and I made
sure the connector would fit Galaxy Trading's voice attenuation box.
The connector is seen below the speaker cable connector.
As described within the Mods section, I broke down and finally cut
the cod piece. Using 1" strips of velcro as vertical hinges,
I used CA glue to attach the Velcro FIRMLY. A 2" strip of industrial
Velcro (originally secured with epoxy - that gave up and pealed away
from the ABS with little to no effort) is also secured with CA glue
and shows no sign of separating from the ABS material.
- Another pic (to be published soon) will illustrate the rivet scheme
I've used to secure the chest front/back connector plates and shoulder
Photo by TK861