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  • Yeah my vote goes to the magnets. Nice, simple, hidden.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Just T4s

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    • Originally posted by Activ8 View Post
      Use C section to hook around your thin ladder framing.

      It wouldn't rattle for sure with those magnets! Nicely inlayed it would be invisible.
      The width of the c section will push the panel out by a small amount and it wont line up properly. I'd have to stick the magnet onto the surface of the panel which would make it stick out even more, cant rebate the panel to take a magnet because the panel is only 3mm thick.

      I will recess the frames to take a magnet and the washer, bonding the magnet into the base of the hole - then the panel will sit flush to the frame and not slip because the washer will be located in the hole in the frame but fixed to the panel.

      That's the latest plan anyway...
      Last edited by regcheeseman; 17th January 2020, 12:23 AM.

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      • Originally posted by regcheeseman View Post

        The width of the c section will push the panel out by a small amount and it wont line up properly. I'd have to stick the magnet onto the surface of the panel which would make it stick out even more, cant rebate the panel to take a magnet because the panel is only 3mm thick.

        I will recess the frames to take a magnet and the washer, bonding the magnet into the base of the hole - then the panel will sit flush to the frame and not slip because the washer will be located in the hole in the frame but fixed to the panel.

        That's the latest plan anyway...
        Use a Z section then, requires no magnets & would be flush. You would just need to play with the placement of the top bracket to allow for the lift and pulling out from the bottom off of the frame base. Simple as long as the top face didn't over hang the fascia panel.

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        • wont work.

          if you have enough clearance on the top to allow you to lift the panel, in the lowered position it wont catch on the frame so the top section would come adrift. If you shorten the return on the lower bracket so the distance required to lift is shortened, then it could work. But the brackets would have to be slightly loose on the frame and you would have to address the rattles.

          Also the removable 'service' panels fit adjacent to other fixed panels effectively forming an access window - no room to move the panel except pulling it straight off the surface. I want the service panels to be as invisible as possible so no big gaps and no visible fixings. I could make a door and hinge it with a latch but then I need enough space to allow the panel to swing open on a hinge.

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          • Originally posted by regcheeseman View Post
            wont work.

            if you have enough clearance on the top to allow you to lift the panel, in the lowered position it wont catch on the frame so the top section would come adrift. If you shorten the return on the lower bracket so the distance required to lift is shortened, then it could work. But the brackets would have to be slightly loose on the frame and you would have to address the rattles.

            Also the removable 'service' panels fit adjacent to other fixed panels effectively forming an access window - no room to move the panel except pulling it straight off the surface. I want the service panels to be as invisible as possible so no big gaps and no visible fixings. I could make a door and hinge it with a latch but then I need enough space to allow the panel to swing open on a hinge.
            It wasn't a particularly good diagram at midnight but you're right, fiddly with the return & not as tight a fit as the magnets. Could you skin the frame with something lighter than ply? You'd get a finish and a strong surface tension with coloured carbon fibre sheet?

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            • A full sheet 2.4 x 1.2 of 3mm ply is about 4kg - not that heavy. probably 2.5 sheets in the full build including the boxing on the seats.

              I did think about a skin of carbon, ally sheet or composte ally sandwich, carbon would be ideal, wonder how big a sheet you can buy and how much..... edit: £250 a sheet is the best I've found for 1mm thick.

              I'm designing the whole pod to be removable, I could just skin it in ply then use that for a mould, that would be the dream, I could loose the framework then.
              Last edited by regcheeseman; 17th January 2020, 01:09 PM.

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