Raven 1.8m Install Progress

Captain Jack

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My SWMBO would have kittens if I put all those dishes up, but great job!
You have more than most!
 
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mapperuo

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My SWMBO would have kittens if I put all those dishes up, but great job!
Haha! The original thought was to bin a lot of the older cheaper dishes but I'm still tempted to find a spot for them. :-lmao
 
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Well a bit behind schedule, weather has been very wet. I have removed the grass and levelled the area best I could, got the concrete pad frames in place, level as can be, concrete will be levelled when poured.

Still have to backfill the outside of the boxes with mud so it is level with the concrete when it's poured in.

I have decided to use the NPRM, Going to lay out 4 concrete pads for each 'leg' and then bolt it down, then pop some slabs in it on top. One of the 'pads' will share with the larger pad of another dish, So will end up being 3 pads dedicated to it.

From left to right in these views, 1.5m Gibby, 1.8m Raven with Tripod mount, 1.8m Raven with the NPRM



 
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mapperuo

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Oh and my reasoning behind using the NPRM.. I was very tempted to buy another tripod stand from SSS or even bury a pipe but I notice even by hand you can rock the SSS mount as the bracing struts are flat iron rather than angled which would surely help prevent that. The NPRM is a solid piece of kit and it just isn't going to move a mm hopefully.
 
Captain Jack

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Sss should really redesign some of their stuff for the prices they charge...
 
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it's looking good, wait for your end result
 
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mapperuo

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Thank you!

Got another two holes concreted the other day, Just two more to go before i have a shed load of mud to move to even the whole area up!



Need to sort the left hand 'pod's position, seems to have gone squint! Also need to carefully remove the wood from the bottom one to create the right hand mould... I ran out of wood :p
 
Channel Hopper

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Thank you!

Got another two holes concreted the other day, Just two more to go before i have a shed load of mud to move to even the whole area up!



Need to sort the left hand 'pod's position, seems to have gone squint! Also need to carefully remove the wood from the bottom one to create the right hand mould... I ran out of wood :p
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