Friday, September 8, 2017

New try for a mount

The mount I described here turned out to be a #fail. The wood was not shaped exactly like the strut, so it put "pressure points" on the strut that we worried would deform it. I could have continued carving at the wood, but I decided to try another idea entirely.

I have ordered a mount from Cloudbase Engineering. Marc, the proprietor, is super helpful and offers free shipping and a money back guarantee. The Cessna 172 mount will come with a photography-style lockable ball with a 1/4-20 threaded adapter. I made a bogo-machined ("bogo" because it's embarrassingly heavy, but oh well) adapter that will allow me to keep the ball mount set at the same angle, but remove the probe for charging. It uses a RAM EZY-Mount™ Quick Release Adapter Kit to accomplish the snap-on quick release.

Now I'm anxiously waiting for my Cloudbase mount in the mail....

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