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Old 07-02-2015, 02:16 AM   #1051
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where'd you get the miniature tools???

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Old 07-02-2015, 11:26 AM   #1052
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I had NO IDEA Milwaukee made Dremmel-sized tools!!!
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:34 PM   #1053
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Of course I use the miniature "model makers" line. You guys didn't really think my bus was REAL did you?
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:57 PM   #1054
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Thanks Scooter --- wish I could see a close up of those puppies to see how they are made. Been thinking about some kind of a screw type adjustment so they can individually adapt to whatever terrain.

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Thanks Jack --- they look genuinely sturdy but I am hoping to work up something like a screw jack that is infinitely adjustable. Played with a couple of designs today that involve allthread and some pipe that might do the trick. We'll see how it goes.
6k landing gear, with adjustable feet?

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Old 07-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #1055
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Of course I use the miniature "model makers" line. You guys didn't really think my bus was REAL did you?
Tango - I knew you were working on a smaller bus, but WOW, YOU know how to build-to-scale!
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:35 PM   #1056
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When I said it was a "Shorty"...I meant it!

And I think I have a plan for the stabilizers. It is pretty simple...some all-thread, a length of pipe and a couple of nuts. That way, each leg can adapt to whatever surface I wind up on. Think Lunar craters. I'll try to get a drawing worked out. It looks doable in my head...but that's the scary part.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:52 PM   #1057
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$340.19 ? What do they really want that $.19 for? Some market bean counter idea? Build it cheaper and laugh at they pricing.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:52 AM   #1058
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It looks doable in my head...but that's the scary part.
Need we say more???? Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself!
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Not very heavy duty. I wouldn't use on a bus. Plus, you want to be able to jack up separately.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:17 PM   #1060
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Thanks roach --- I'm also working on a couple of adjustable, drop down stabilizers for that outer section to help minimize stress on the hinge. Don't want it to collapse while folks are dancin' back there.
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Not very heavy duty. I wouldn't use on a bus. Plus, you want to be able to jack up separately.
I thought he was just wanting to stabilize it, not lift it.
stopped at Atwoods farm supply earlier today....

the jack in first 2 pics, is the same jack.... set at different intervals, with pins.

$66.99 each
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