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#378230 - 06/09/12 03:47 PM My "Secret" project/ Group buy.
dakkon Offline
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As some of you may and or may not know, i have been working on a side project... Jeff has been kind enough to help me out with my project.. I recently e-mailed Ian, about offering a group buy.. The cost will be determined at a later date. However, a preliminary estimate is going to be around 200$ in materials or so, this is dependent on the price of steel at the time the raw materials are bought. Right now i am getting some quotes for waterjet time... I have been given a couple peoples names around town that offer a fare price. As some of you may know, on a waterjet it is as easy to cut 10-20 parts as it is to cut 2 parts, just a bit more time on the machine... This is where the group buy comes in. I have asked for waterjet time price quotes for 1 pair, as well as 10 pair.. I also have a buddy who owns a machine shop who has said he will the machining. However, i do plan on giving him some cash for his time. He usually machines parts for the aro space industry, and said he would help me with my side project.

With the Group buy, i am not expecting to make any money on this project, evenly split the cost.


So, what the heck am i talking about... Well, the answer is the MOTHER of all outriggers.

These were originally drawn (by Jeff) to work with the LFR's, which is why the back in angled. However, i asked Jeff if he would put a set of mounting points for my M60's as well (which is the blue area).. If there is anyone interested that has M80's i will kindly ask Jeff to add mounting points for the M80's.


Below are the dimensions. My intention is to use 1inch plate steel, which will result in an approximate net weight of about 45lbs each. These are going to be cut and then machined from 1inch plate steel.



My 100lb 2 year old German Shepherd was the motivating force behind this project... he is not always the most calm of pets, and had absolutely no comprehension of his size.

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#378238 - 06/09/12 09:47 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
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I don't need any because my M80's sit on top of the subs, but thanks. Those are going to be pretty beefy at one inch. eek

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#378253 - 06/10/12 11:23 AM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
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1" steel is complete overkill. You could probably get away with 3/8" AL.
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#378254 - 06/10/12 01:00 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
dakkon Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael_d
1" steel is complete overkill. You could probably get away with 3/8" AL.


Michael, for a static load with nothing acting on it. There would be no need to even think about upgrading to outriggers.


However, do you know how much inertia a 100lb German shepherd has running as fast as he can? Well, if you do that makes 1 of us, he has made my M60's go flying like a freaking pinball off of a flapper (The M60's sustained no damage luckily)... we have a 60lb female that he likes to play with every evening at about 6pm, in the family room! He spends most of his play time trying to get away from her after he starts he keeps returning for more until they are both worn out. Part of the reason I put the 600's on either side of the 60's was an attempt to protect the 60's. So far, he hasn't been able to knock one of the 600's over (thank goodness).


Over kill, michael, you're the one with a 500hp car brotha grin.....

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#378256 - 06/10/12 03:03 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: dakkon
Originally Posted By: Michael_d
1" steel is complete overkill. You could probably get away with 3/8" AL.


Michael, for a static load with nothing acting on it. There would be no need to even think about upgrading to outriggers.


However, do you know how much inertia a 100lb German shepherd has running as fast as he can? Well, if you do that makes 1 of us, he has made my M60's go flying like a freaking pinball off of a flapper (The M60's sustained no damage luckily)... we have a 60lb female that he likes to play with every evening at about 6pm, in the family room! He spends most of his play time trying to get away from her after he starts he keeps returning for more until they are both worn out. Part of the reason I put the 600's on either side of the 60's was an attempt to protect the 60's. So far, he hasn't been able to knock one of the 600's over (thank goodness).


Over kill, michael, you're the one with a 500hp car brotha grin.....


My sister has a female Weimaraner that is "show quality", I'm guessing maybe she is 55-60 pounds. All muscle. Apparently this morning she chased a deer and caught up to it no problem. The speed and power this animal has is unbelievable. It is scary what she is capable of. Such a powerful creature.

I like the German Shepherds. Beautiful, powerful, smart dogs.

That's the beauty of doing stuff yourself Dakkon. Over engineer baby, over engineer!
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#378257 - 06/10/12 04:13 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: BlueJays1]
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Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
...That's the beauty of doing stuff yourself Dakkon. Over engineer baby, over engineer!

Yeah. In fact, make it 2" plate. Those speakers will never move again.

Ever.

Not even over your dead body...
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#378259 - 06/10/12 04:26 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: fredk]
dakkon Offline
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Originally Posted By: fredk

Not even over your dead body...


Fred, that is why i chose 1" plate... I want to be able to move them without breaking my back... at 50% of the dogs weight on the floor, he hopefully will not be able to knock them over...


If others would like a thinner steel, i can get material costs easy enough.

P.S. Samson is all muscle, he runs about 2,000 yards a day (10 sprints up and down the local football field chasing his ball). I am pretty sure he is what they call a "high energy" dog.


Edited by dakkon (06/10/12 04:32 PM)

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#378260 - 06/10/12 05:33 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: fredk]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
...That's the beauty of doing stuff yourself Dakkon. Over engineer baby, over engineer!

Yeah. In fact, make it 2" plate. Those speakers will never move again.

Ever.

Not even over your dead body...


I don't get it?

German Shepherd = Strong
Weimaraner = Speed and strength
Dead Body = ???
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#378261 - 06/10/12 06:00 PM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
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The smell from the dead body would be enough to knock over the speakers.
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#378290 - 06/11/12 09:20 AM Re: My "Secret" project/ Group buy. [Re: dakkon]
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