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Old 08 May 2011, 17:05   #1
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A Frame

A frame cracked in 4 places.......
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My comments from the vid regarding the A-Frame would be:

It moves around a lot.
It appears to be made from quite small diameter tube.
The mounting of the Radar high up on the bracket allows its weight to act like a pendulum.
The design with the swept out tubes at the bottom and Right angle joints removes sideways strength which the small triangular plates aren't big enough to put right.

Sorry, just looks like a bad design to me, don't want to offend anyone though.

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A perfect description.

It was Ok before the radome was fitted. I'm taking the frame off one night this week and then I'll hopefully find a local fabricator to make a more robust up to the job one.

Hopefully won't do too much damage to the cables when I remove them.
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Sorry, just looks like a bad design to me, don't want to offend anyone though.

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Looks like a standard Humber item.
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It is a standard humber one.

Humber told me the person that made mine had retired?

Still selling them though.
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Sounds like a good solution.
How much does that Radome weigh? About 8 kilos?

Let me know how you get on with
finding a good stainless fabricator in our neck of the woods,
I have a seating project I need to get sorted.

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7.4kg. I'll let you know how I get on with the fabricator.
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