Instructables

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
falcon.
� 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.

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?
iProton4 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)  iProton4 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
carmeb4 years ago
 I'm also interested in it, but more photos are needed.
Major League Mods (author)  carmeb4 years ago
visit mlmod.com for all pictures and a more detailed pdf.
 thanks a lot ;)
DanAdamKOF4 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)  DanAdamKOF4 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.
slimguy3794 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.
ilkut4 years ago
wooaw.I don't have x box but It's really amazing idea.
Javin0074 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.
sturific4 years ago
coool
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".
tokalosh4 years ago
VERY cool mod, but more photos of details needed--like the cd/dvd tray cuts.....
JeyNyce4 years ago
Awesome!  I have a model Falcon, I wonder if I can use that?
Rue_Ryuzaki4 years ago
that thing still works?!
chaosrob4 years ago
AWESOME! Love the fans!!
mycroftxxx4 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.
brunester4 years ago
 THAT IS SO AWESOME!