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Step 1: Taking apart the falcon

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Using the kenner 1979 falcon.
� There are 10 philips screws on the bottom of the
� You will need to gut everything inside with dremal
except the legs and a few screw risers save the 2
risers you do cut off they are good parts.
� Do not cut off the risers on each side of the front
legs they hold 2 screws. 2 by the cockpit,2 by the
very front and 2 by the back legs. Do not cut them
you will use 8 of the original screw risers.
� Make sure everything is grinded smooth.

Step 2: Grinding down the legs

The front leg will need some mod work
� Un screw the front leg and you are going to make
a reverse bracket.
� You will have to shorten just the bracket and make
it reverse of the original just smaller.
� This will allow the dvd to fit. (samsung)
Phillips drive is too big.
� The back right leg will need to be grinded down
flush with the bottom of the ship . Save the leg
remove first. You will need to epoxy it back in.

Step 3: Cutting out the fans

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There are 6 fans going in this falcon. I bought
mine from case cooler around $60.
� Be very careful when cutting them out use a
dremal .
� Do not cut the holes to big the fans will need to be
glued to the edge from the inside.
� I used the blue led 30mm fans you can use any
30mm fan and run them inline.

Step 4: Controller ports

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You will need to extend all the controller ports.
Cut the originals in half and ad a 1 ½ foot
� Use a good soldering iron
� Use 22 gage to 25 gage or whatever you have
that must be close to same size , color code wire
will make for a cleaner finish.
� Connect all wires red to red green to green yellow
to yellow and so on.
� You will want to cut all the black plastic from the
controller port so they can be placed in separate
places. You will need to cut out holes in the front
of the ship for this.

Step 5: Power and eject buttons

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 Remove the back of the cockpit seat grind it in half
flush with the shell of the ship.
� You will use half of the chair for support of the
power eject button.
� Remember the old risers you cut off the ship ?
You need to epoxy them behind the seat .this will
be a base for the power and eject.
� You will need to extend the power and eject button
with a 1 ½ foot extension.
� Cut the wires one by one they are all yellow.
Solder them and use shrink tubing.

Step 6: Power supply

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You should have the right rear leg cut out. The
power supply will need to go in this area upside
� Be careful fine tuning the leg to get the power
supply to fit in.
� You will need to dremal out a oval hole for the
power plug in the outside right leg base.
� Once you get it to fit you can epoxy it in. You
should use your original xbox cardboard because
the mother board sits close to this.
� You will also have to extend or bye a red yellow
black computer power wire .

Step 7: The motherboard

Picture of The motherboard
Place the mother board in, with the power
supply plug in the back and the ide plug up
� Controller ports and power eject on the left.
And audio video on the right.
� Make sure that the motherboard is not
hitting the power supply!

Step 8: Adding the lan and hd activity lights

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� HD activity light solder the � of the led to the 39
pin (pic1)on the hd and the + to the 5v source on
the hd(pic2).
� Flip over the motherboard and solder the � to this
spot . (pic3) Solder the + to any 5v source or 12v
depending on your leds.
� Check out xbox-scene.com for more.
� I am not responsible for any broken xbox this is
not an easy project.

Step 9: Cutting the dvd tray

Picture of Cutting the dvd tray
You will need your dremal . Remove this part of
the ship with care. It is right in front .
� Try to cut it as close to the shell as you can. This
will be 2 pieces a top half and bottom half.
� Use the original battery door do not cut this.
� Or the cleaner way to do this is find a replacement
panel from the front of the ship and use it , this is
what I did.
� You can find parts on ebay.

Step 10: Audio video plugs and internet plug

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You can buy them both online female to
female plugs.
� Drill holes for you�re a/v plugs in the side 1
on the top half of the ship and 2 on the lower
� And below drill out a hole for your internet
plug. You will need to make an extension for
your internet plug to the motherboard .

Step 11: Placing the dvd and hard drive in.

 You will need a glue gun for temp fit.
• The hard drive will go in first almost resting
on motherboard , ide cable will run under it.
• The dvd drive will have a slight downward
angle it will rest on the hest sink barley
touches. Try to do a test fit you may have to
grind a little to get it flat against the bottom.

Step 12: 123 setup

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Power supply in first and any leds you add .
� Power eject button run wires under
� Then place motherboard in. Epoxy it down all
4 corners.
� Connect power supply ,power & eject,
fans,Ide ,dvd wires and controllers (all wires)
� Then add hard drive.
� Then dvd drive.

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misy.morgan4 months ago

can this be done with x 360? or xbox (new)one is this for the old old xbox ?

mother of god that is cool!
jhartel2 years ago
Instead of using an awesome Kenner Falcon, can a cheap Hasbro one work just as well?
iProton5 years ago
 I believe that any console that could fit would do. And it is not exactly free... if you keep in mind that some people don't have a Falcon, or a console, for that matter...
Major League Mods (author)  iProton5 years ago
I have been selling this ebook on my website for the past 3 years. I am now giving it to you  FREE !!!
would an xbox 360 fit into this and how much does a malineum falcon like that cost and excuse me with the spelling for the falcon
the falcons dont cost much but i dont know about the 360
carmeb5 years ago
 I'm also interested in it, but more photos are needed.
Major League Mods (author)  carmeb5 years ago
visit mlmod.com for all pictures and a more detailed pdf.
 thanks a lot ;)
DanAdamKOF5 years ago
What if someone doesn't want to use composite video?  Would be a shame to use XBMC exclusively through 480i (and composite at that).
Major League Mods (author)  DanAdamKOF5 years ago
You could use a Triple A/V RCA Component In-Line Audio Video Coupler RED, GREEN, BLUE RCA Adapter Female to Female Barrel Jack Splice instead of composite.
slimguy3795 years ago
actually the falcons produced by i believe hasbro are all the same since 1979 to up till about 2000. then they make a brand new mold. so in respect for vintage toys you can use any year model of falcon. ive actually seen this done to a pc before but pretty cool idea.
ilkut5 years ago
wooaw.I don't have x box but It's really amazing idea.
Javin0075 years ago
LMAO!  Like many posters, I'm torn between the destruction of a vintage toy (that I envied my brother for having) and the awesomeness of the end result.
sturific5 years ago
Good I like it.

Blasphemy on using a vintage toy. 

I am so confused...

I have to agree there. It's super awesome, but my heart broke a little when I read, "1979 falcon".
tokalosh5 years ago
VERY cool mod, but more photos of details needed--like the cd/dvd tray cuts.....
JeyNyce5 years ago
Awesome!  I have a model Falcon, I wonder if I can use that?
Rue_Ryuzaki5 years ago
that thing still works?!
chaosrob5 years ago
AWESOME! Love the fans!!
mycroftxxx5 years ago
Very awesome casemod for the X-box.  I daresay some collectors are going to freak out at the modification of apparently mint `79 Falcons.  If they give you too much trouble just point at me and say "Atleast I didn't use mine as a planter!".  I'll be happy to take the hit to get them off your back.
brunester5 years ago