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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Propeller | GB Delayed.
« on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 12:45:01 »
GB Date: Delayed until further notice.
Propeller
Hello. I'm proud to announce the IC for a project I've had in the works for quite some time. Propeller is a seamless top mount 60% made from aluminum that has a 7 degree typing angle. It features a Hiney H60 PCB & Daughterboard. The sides are inspired a bit by the HHKB HG and the bottom engraving is of a Propeller from the C-130J line of aircraft.



 
Prototype Album by Filled Types
Sound Test by Filled Types

Color Options:
Silver/Red (Pantone 187 C)
Grey/Navy (Pantone 533 C)
Black/Silver

Layout Options:
MX HHKB
WKL
WK


Renders:
Top-Down:
Angle:
Rear:
Bottom:


Why did you choose the engraving that you did?
My mother had worked as a flight test engineer for the C-130J so I grew up hearing stories all about it. It's also a beautiful aircraft that has shown its capability to adapt to the many environments and mission sets it's given. The propeller is the most obvious distinction between the J model and the previous H models so that's the main reason I chose it.

What'll be included:
Top Case: Anodized Aluminum (WK, WKL, HHKB)
Bottom Case: Anodized Aluminum
Plate: FR4 Plate made by Mechlovin' (Other options include Polycarbonate, Brass, and Aluminum)
PCB: Hiney H60 & Daughterboard (Hotswap available as alternative)
Feet: SKUF

Price: TBD

Vendors:

US: Space
CA: Ashkeebs
UK: ProtoTypist
EU: Mykeyboard.eu
AUS: Switchkeys.au
SEA: ilumkb
CN: zFrontier

Thanks:
To Fropsie/Armani/Whatever name he's going by at this point for helping troubleshoot some design things
To Ruspoo for helping me with quite a bit on this project
To Filled Types for taking photos and recording the sound test.
To Boneandbee for designing the bottom engraving, it really means a lot to me.
To Ben from Otakeebs for helping me with learning Keyshot
To Nox, Ragan, and Capsy for funding Rev.2 protos
To Hiney for being Hiney.
To Rik for answering my DMs
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 August 2022, 11:44:28 by yoniwolf1202 »

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 12:48:53 »
YotS(ixtyfive)!


Offline LilithAugustus

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 12:53:36 »
I love the shuriken on the back of the board

Offline Aiwanei

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 12:54:21 »
Let's go!! So excited for this.
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Offline ilikerustoo

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:03:44 »
Long live YotS!

Offline vheissu

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:05:53 »
YotS!

Offline Rafa_n

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:15:24 »
Looks very good. Would like to see more renders from different angles like top down.

Offline gatinas

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:23:18 »
is this a 60? which naruto character is this from?

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:41:20 »
Looks very good. Would like to see more renders from different angles like top down.
Updated with some of those :thumb:

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:49:09 »
Hell ya Yoni.  Very nice

Offline hali

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:50:22 »
i really enjoy the seamnotseam along the entire perimeter

Offline Zetina

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:51:04 »
The grey and Navy colorway looks really nice  :thumb:


Offline Yuinth

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:54:39 »
It looks really good and the color combinations are great. I'll have to get one to go with my C-130 scale model.

YotS=Year of the Shuriken? /s

GLWIC & GB

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 13:56:00 »
Let's gooooooooooooooo !!

Offline be3aial

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 14:42:26 »
Looks great. I like how the bottom piece peaks on the side.
Any considerations for e-white/red, like the F16 in your IG (looks white from my pov)?

GLWIC!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 14:54:39 »
Looks great. I like how the bottom piece peaks on the side.
Any considerations for e-white/red, like the F16 in your IG (looks white from my pov)?

GLWIC!
Heh, the F-16 is White but there are no plans at this time for e-white/red because of the silver/red combo.

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 15:03:21 »
very clean, can't wait for this GB to take-off

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 15:29:12 »
Yes!! We need more 60s topmost  ;D

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 19:38:33 »
yes hhkb les go

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 19:43:55 »
Bezel is real nice.

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 14 November 2021, 21:42:38 »
Is that red one in the grass a render ?

I  did not use the brain : )
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Has continued talking in third person

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 06:59:52 »
GLWIC yoni !!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 13:41:34 »

Offline hottnucks

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 22:10:24 »
What’s the front height on this board?

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 22:27:56 »
What’s the front height on this board?
18.3mm from the bottom of the front chamfer to the bottom of the board.

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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | An Aviation Themed 60%
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 18 December 2021, 21:42:41 »
I've gone ahead and added a discord so feel free to join if you're interested: https://discord.gg/dEdSRQU55B

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | Vendors Announced!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 20 January 2022, 13:31:33 »
Vendors are on the main post so feel free to check them out!

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | Vendors Announced!
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 23 January 2022, 00:14:56 »
Here's a photo of the built Round 2 prototype with the beautiful Mechlovin' FR4 plate for those wondering:

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | Big IC Refresh!
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 13 March 2022, 14:22:42 »
I've gone ahead and refreshed the IC with a sound test and new prototype photos as well as new renders. Enjoy!

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Re: Propeller | Big IC Refresh!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 04 April 2022, 17:54:38 »
this board looks dope :madprops:


Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: Propeller | Big IC Refresh!
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 05 April 2022, 02:39:05 »
this is excellent. the windmill on the back looks very nice :thumb:
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Re: Propeller | Big IC Refresh!
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 01 June 2022, 16:39:21 »
This is a super clean design! Good luck, will be following :)

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | GB Date!
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 09:59:10 »
Hey everyone, we have a GB date set for August 1st-14th! Pricing details will be added as we get closer to that date!

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Re: Propeller | GB Date!
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 11:45:53 »
Looking great! Will we be able to both, select a same colour for top and bottom, as well as mix them at will?

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | GB Date!
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 29 June 2022, 16:22:29 »
Unfortunately, it'll be limited to colorways only.

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | GB Delayed
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 09:44:45 »
Hey everyone, after talking with the vendors, the recent state of the manufacturer that we planned on using was not in the best shape so we decided to delay the GB until further notice while we figure out a different manufacturer that can best fit our needs and wants. I'm very sorry about this for those who were looking forward.

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Re: Propeller | GB Delayed.
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 20 July 2022, 14:51:22 »
I'm sorry but your explanation is poorly argued.

And why keep the private GB hidden here for an FE when it is communicated on Discord instead?

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Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: Propeller | GB Delayed.
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 22 July 2022, 13:32:09 »
I'm not looking to argue my explanation. The point of the FE round is not to replace the standard run. Rather, it is to supplement it and create a relationship with a new factory for a larger than one-off scale run to prepare for a full scale run in the future.
Keeping the FE announcement limited to the discord was not based in malicious intent, simply it's an easier platform to communicate for a private-style run. If you'd like to join that run, feel free, just go ahead and join the discord.
« Last Edit: Fri, 22 July 2022, 13:56:48 by yoniwolf1202 »

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Re: Propeller | GB Delayed.
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 02:19:06 »
Look, although you have no intention of arguing your explanation in fact you have provided more elements in your answer to help understand the reason for this FE.
IMHO it would have been better to give this information right away.

Precisely because there is no malicious intent, why not give all the info here too? You could have provided the information given above in your answer right away, alert those who are following your GB (here) of the private one, and let everyone make the appropriate assessments.

And forgive me: you don't need to invite me to Discord, I was already there, otherwise how did I know about the private GB?
I took the liberty of pointing this out to you precisely for this reason: whoever is following the GB here would have completely lost the event.
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