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Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by Ronald art, Dec 23, 2017.
I will be in the studio after Christmas... till then, enjoy everyone! Be safe, and have fun!
well, my curiosity got the better of me, and I went and looked - I know I read someplace about a way to swap Eclipse triggers with something else, but can't remember the particulars.
With that being said, I looked at the standard Eclipse trigger, and the Olympos F1 trigger - the bottom line, I can make it work without much issue. To do it yourself, you will need a small propane torch, or some other heat source to remove the cross pin from the base of the F1 trigger - a small punch to remove the pin and push rod from the bottom of the Eclipse(type) trigger - and re-install the push rod and pin from the Eclipse trigger to the base of the F1, and you are done. The holes for the pins in each of the trigger bases is the same size, just the length of the cross pin varies. Might need some heat on the Eclipse trigger too...
just a shame my sight is not good enough to check the trigger area in the eclipse but it would be great if it could be done
I looked at the Eclipse trigger, and it can be done, but requires a modification to the F1 trigger - easy if you have everything needed. After the Holidays I may take a stab at doing a few of them for myself, and if there is interest from others ( @JackEb may be interested?), I may include a few extras. I will keep you posted.
I just read your post on how to do it and came to the conclusion it can be done but my sight wont let me do it myself and it is not like I use my eclipse a lot but I do like the way you think and make your own airbrush improvements and I look forward to see what you come up with
If it works and and you want to sell one i will purchase one
the idea of having the same trigger on all my airbrushes is starting to grow on me if the new F1 trigger comes in I will see if it also fits the 0.5 revolution if it doesnt fit it is not a big deal as I hardly ever use that airbrush unless I need to spray micro pearls but if I can make it fit it would be a bonus
Yes please here too.
Rick, I need to see a pict of your trigger when you get home - the HP-SB should use the same trigger base as the F1. If it has a two piece like the Eclipse, I am a bit confused, because the push rod end on the Eclipse is thinner than the plunger on the HP series... It should not fit the o-ring or through hole in the brush body.
I am trying to figure out how to go about this, as I don't want to have to buy both triggers, the F1 and the Eclipse to make one trigger that will fit the Eclipse... I may just cut the lower push rod ends out of brass to work on the F1 trigger.
Ok i got home last night. Let me pull it apart and take the pic.
Okay @DaveG my bad it doesnt have t h e little brass extension on it. I have too many dang airbrushes. Anyone know the part number for the cutout tail. Ive ordered twice and keep getting the tail with the paint control and not the cutout.
F1 trigger will drop right in - The 86SB has a trigger with attached pin (like the Eclipse), so you are not completely crazy.
Coast has the cut out handle pt# being I-155-5 (from the HP-Plus series)
Thanks Dave..thought i was going crazy.
My F1‘s arrived today, great timing, I’m plannng a paint day as soon as I’ve finished my coffee
Thats the part number ive used 2 times ands just got the preset handle.
my trigger came in 3 days earlier than I expected so now my 2 favorite airbrushes have the same set up from soft springs, open back handles to triggers