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#1 tommyboy

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 09:31 PM

It's my turn to build an enclosure for the CPC800. I am very limited in footprint so I think an hexagonal shape would give me the most working space around a pier. (square just won't fit) The problem is the roof. I'm thinking I'll need three rails for ROR ( left, center, right). The hex will be 6 feet across point to point. That's all the room I have.

 

So, since there are some great ideas in this crowd I'm inviting comments on handling the roof. All ideas are welcomed. Also, recommendations on an adapter would be welcome. I'm shopping around but not seeing much. I've ordered a wedge for the CPC and will likely need to fab the pier myself.


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 11:58 PM

Hexagonal lid can work fine with only 2 rails.



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Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:18 AM

Just in case you ever doubted it..Hexigon are the bestagon! https://www.youtube....h?v=thOifuHs6eY


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 04:01 AM

Hex with two rails.... no need for a 3rd.   And as small as it is, easy to make as well.

 

Post pics of your progress... 



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Posted 12 May 2021 - 11:21 AM

It's my turn to build an enclosure for the CPC800. I am very limited in footprint so I think an hexagonal shape would give me the most working space around a pier. (square just won't fit) The problem is the roof. I'm thinking I'll need three rails for ROR ( left, center, right). The hex will be 6 feet across point to point. That's all the room I have.

 

So, since there are some great ideas in this crowd I'm inviting comments on handling the roof. All ideas are welcomed. Also, recommendations on an adapter would be welcome. I'm shopping around but not seeing much. I've ordered a wedge for the CPC and will likely need to fab the pier myself.

Will that be enough room for you? It seems awfully tight but I am a big clumsy type.  You may want to tape out the boundary or use some sheets of cardboard to mock it up.
 


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:41 PM

I have a hex roof on 2 rails.  I used v-castors, rolling on inverted angel iron.  It's motorized and works just fine.  6 feet will be a bit tight, but will work.  Mine is 12 feet post-24093-0-75366500-1621222863.jpgpost-24093-0-99254500-1621222812.jpgpoint to point.

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#7 tommyboy

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 07:27 AM

Thanks gang. Yes a bit tight but I have very little space for an enclosure. That's why a pier is so important. BTW the way the wedge and top plate are not going to arrive until end of June at best. So I have time to play around with ideas.



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Posted 17 May 2021 - 11:36 PM

A fewpost-24093-0-71690500-1621312361.jpgpost-24093-0-24750300-1621312388.jpg post-24093-0-39009200-1621312217.jpgmore recent pics of my little club house.

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Posted 28 May 2021 - 11:52 AM

Trying to post pix but 500 kb is too small to capture what I'm doing. How do you guys post pix?



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 08:57 AM

The build is on hold. I refuse to pay $10 USD for a 2x4.


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 09:00 AM

Ouch! not a good time for small ROR builders, hang in there..



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Posted 05 June 2021 - 07:11 AM

Trying to post pix but 500 kb is too small to capture what I'm doing. How do you guys post pix?

If you are posting from an iPhone you can select the size required. I find images between 75KB and 120KB work fine.

 

If you have many photos and use a WIndows computer, consider getting Faststone Photo Resizer: https://www.fastston...sizerDetail.htm

 

It does a very effective job at reducing images by 90% or more without appreciable loss of content when viewed on CN.



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Posted 05 June 2021 - 07:43 AM

The build is on hold. I refuse to pay $10 USD for a 2x4.

 

Sometimes dreams cost more than other times.  The price should go down at some point, though don't end up regretting missing out on a year or maybe more with out having your observatory...  

 

Just something to consider.



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Posted 05 June 2021 - 08:42 AM

If you are posting from an iPhone you can select the size required. I find images between 75KB and 120KB work fine.

 

If you have many photos and use a WIndows computer, consider getting Faststone Photo Resizer: https://www.fastston...sizerDetail.htm

 

It does a very effective job at reducing images by 90% or more without appreciable loss of content when viewed on CN.

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