CliffParticipantCliff January 28, 2015 at 12:07 am
Attached are a few photographs taken of the dog house I’ve fabricated. After the Hound returned from the field (in one piece) it was disassembled, cleaned up and powdered coated just because bare aluminum looks like crap unless part of a classic aircraft fuselage. All the aluminum is 1/8″ bent plate or angle and fasten with stainless steel hardware. I could have painted it Dawg Brown (I’m a Brown’s fan so I’m used to failure and discounted tickets) but the paint run the shop was doing at the time ended being blue and I’m cheap.
I was going to have the assembly welded but that would had limited my tolerances for the Hound fitting securely within the bent channel. I opted to use a short section of angle stock at the bulkhead end allowing a clearance between it and the sides of the channel (about half into the radius of the channel bend) so tightening the cross bolts would somewhat evenly pull the sides inward.
I have ordered a set of “D” ring straps to attache to the monstrosity at the bulkhead end affording a shoulder strap making things easier while carrying a Dell Venue 8 and a hand held directional array.
Installed for life between the Hound and the bulkhead “N” connector is the DC block. Any further attenuation is accomplished using external “N” type attenuators and that makes me happy. My only regret at the moment is not making the assembly longer to afford a tad more protection to the USB connection as the safe bending radius protrudes beyond the channel end. In the event the Hound were to be dropped the USB might be the first on the scene of the accident.
If you all have more idea’s throw me a bone. I got my N’s I’m happy !
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Justin CrooksModeratorJustin Crooks January 29, 2015 at 10:22 am
Nice! Yeah, type N connectors definitely have some advantages…
CliffParticipantCliff February 9, 2015 at 7:36 am
Tomorrow still the big day for the new software release ?
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