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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Ronnie L on Today at 5:51 AM »
John
Thanks for your thoughts
I’ll put some button head screws down the sides of the deck.
The spikes on the tail board are dome nuts that hold the lights on, so not sharp at all.
The raised deck supports, I’ll chamfer them some more.
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General / Re: Nowt to do with owt
« Last post by Eric Yeoman on Today at 2:28 AM »
Yes. Gave me goose bumps the first time that I watched it. Every old science fiction movie moon landing a reality.   ;D Made me cry out. I can't say what on here but it was enthusiastic.  ;D
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General / Re: Nowt to do with owt
« Last post by John Robertson on Yesterday at 7:37 PM »
Thunderbirds style impressive!   Auto-landing a rocket on a ship bouncing around at sea!!!!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1267401195829760001
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by John Robertson on Yesterday at 6:39 PM »
Couple of other minor potential issues are the bolt heads along on the deck sides (will cause fretting skirt wear during transit) and the spiky looking things on top of the tailgate (potential skirt rip catch points).  Anything that the skirt ground contact line slides over should be a smooth as possible to avoid damage.   The raised deck support things could probably do with some more aggressive tapering on the rear edges (if you ever needed an unpowered recovery it might be tricky pulling the craft up onto them).
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Philip on Yesterday at 9:57 AM »
I'll get some pics later, it's designed for easy on off ,
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Ronnie L on Yesterday at 9:45 AM »
I made some tubes to slide over the uprights.
Glad you spotted the deliberate mistake...haha.


Kermit is wider than a standard Surveyor, the trailer is just short of 8ft wide.
We live up a long lane with a challenging entrance onto the road.
Being low at the back, much scraping was heard.
I did weld some skids under the rear corners for this problem.....they were needed.


Phillip
Making the sides lock at an angle would be a good thing to do....I’ll think about how to do that.
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Philip on Yesterday at 12:37 AM »
.  loading on a side slope or a puff of wind at the wrong moment could push the craft over the short rods - landing on them then ends up with a crunchy noise as they pierce the hull!
Never happens :) ;) .
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by John Robertson on May 31, 2020, 9:53 pm »
Looks good - quite a few "familiar" features  ;)
Only minor issue is that I'd recommend lengthening the vertical guide rods to be slightly above the height of the craft outer edge when it's on full hover..  loading on a side slope or a puff of wind at the wrong moment could push the craft over the short rods - landing on them then ends up with a crunchy noise as they pierce the hull!
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Philip on May 31, 2020, 9:05 pm »
Looks good, could you keep the sides up a little to keep the craft central when loading on a side slope? I did it to my trailer and it made things easier.
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General / Re: Trailer
« Last post by Ronnie L on May 31, 2020, 7:41 pm »
Loading was relatively easy
Electric winch works very well.
And seems to tow nicely.
The only thing is I reckon it is heavy, haven’t had it weighed, but I think it is.
Quite happy though.



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