Currently wondering where the heck I'm supposed to get thin and wide enough aluminum for my cell triangles. If anyone has suggestions for a source that'd be great.
After initial inspection it's probably going to sit on its side in the crate until the scope is almost ready.
I mentioned this before but not sure if you ever looked up scrapyards ( metal recyclers) in your area. Any sizeable town will have one. Saves you 70-90% over new Al stock, if that matters.
I buy most of my aluminum from our local one, they have everything from 1/16" thick to 2" thick in various shapes & sizes, certainly no problem finding the 3/16 to 1/4" thick in plate or flat bar sizes for cell triangles if i check once a week or so. What size are your triangles gonna be ? Leave a 1/4" border around the contact points PLOP gives you and you're good. So what does that end up being?. Be careful, the PLOP triangles will NOT be equalateral's ...
Edited by Bob4BVM, 15 June 2020 - 08:45 PM.