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  1. Can we see photos of the accessories?
  2. I thought you already bought a cart? I’m not exactly sure what you are referring to with Lectrosonics but companies with deep pockets and a gaggle of lawyers on retainer can file a new provisional patent application every week which protects their ability to do things they could not otherwise do. What is their annual patent budget? No, It is illegal to claim patent pending prior to filing your application. I’m sure some people do it cause I’m not sure there’s anyway for at least a year to determine if they filed. It is not illegal however to claim something is patented when it is just
  3. If I do that now the USPTO won’t let me patent it. Actually there may be a grace period of one year in the US but lawyers discourage counting on it and there is no grace period in most other countries. I don’t make the rules.
  4. I don’t profess to be a “sound guy”. Don’t do any sound any more so no competition from me. Have always done way more camera than sound. I am now an inventor of non electronic gear primarily for audio/video production industry. A good cart design should be easily adaptable to the environment it is being rolled on or in as well as for the attachment of various accessories and gear necessary for use in the area of the particular profession using it. Oh, and it should be ergonomic, efficient, feature rich, fun to use and sexy.
  5. Ha ha. The blue ones cure Covid. I forgot I told you I was designing a cart when I met you on that IATSE gig. Well that was quite a while back so I had not started on the “vertical” cart design, which in our case we call a hybrid cart, at that time. I look forward to seeing you again Dalton. You’ll have to jog my memory because I can’t remember what I told you about the one I was working on then and it’s driving me crazy, but whatever I said I’m glad you remember it. They were a pharma company but we scared them into changing their name.
  6. Hello Need help in SF Bay Bay Area setting up pair of Lectrosonics rackmount DSQD 4 channel receivers and Lectrosonics ALP620 antennas for photography purposes. Our prototype location sound mixer cart is pretty much complete and I could use some help installing this loaner gear so we can photograph and video the cart with it. It doesn’t really have to work it just Hass to look like it’s working and look like it set up correctly . Anyone want to volunteer to help me with this since I’m more of a camera guy than audio guy. Cart is in Richmond right off 580 West and Richmond Pky., not far
  7. indiefilm

    Sound carts

    What is it specifically you like about their cart and which model do you have?
  8. indiefilm

    Sound carts

    I agree some set experience is helpful and or lots of research. It is also good to design something that is truly customizable, not just hyped to be. I think the test for that is can a newly designed but previously unplanned accessory be easily and quick releasably attached or detached. That requires lots of knowledge, creativity and skill and is the part that is far more difficult and time consuming than almost anybody could imagine. Your needs will change over time. Frankly, I think many people build their own cart because they think it will be fun or easier or cheaper than it is a
  9. indiefilm

    Sound carts

    I sent you an email about carts. let me know if you can’t find it. Mark Pope
  10. Doesn’t look ”top heavy”. Front casters are just too close to each other.
  11. My two cents, I would have used a lot more screws to attach the Alucobest sheet that I see on the bottom shelf, especially along the long sides. Those two screws in the middle and the sheet surrounding them will receive 90% of any shear forces in my estimation (loads like water travel the shortest distance), and if there is a failure, the panel will tear out before the screw bends or breaks assuming you used 1/4-20 screws. I’ll have to check that out. What distributor did you go thru? I have some samples of a 1/4” product with aluminum sheet on outside laminated to corrugated plastic. T
  12. Thx for update and pics. Where did you order the Alucobest from and did they cut and drill it for you? Is it corrugated plastic?
  13. Cool, which caster did you select? Curious, do they charge the same for just drilling a round hole as for making a threaded hole or a complex CNCed hole?
  14. How’s the cart coming? Received any parts from 80/20 yet? I was considering having them do some custom milling for me but not if it takes forever.
  15. What was the total cost of all the 80/20 parts? Some of their specialty parts are very pricey.
  16. May I ask what kind of rack cover face are you referring too?
  17. Check this kind of handle out. I’m sure the diameters vary depending on which drill they are made for. I prefer the ones with a cast aluminum split ring end instead of a strap. https://www.ereplacementparts.com/side-handle-assembly-p-140583.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlvT8BRDeARIsAACRFiVhxJGcjVptQ35jHkr_7s2FcQdwBmfkiIGz0nK4oXUDsazAKP4J-5gaAgFtEALw_wcB
  18. What size diameter are you attaching the handles to? It is quite clever but Inovativ did not invent it. I’m sure the patent is expired for whoever did. It is the same mechanism used for certain removable power tools handles. I am not sure for which tools, probably for bigger drills. I see them by themself at my local “recycle” place for purchasing anything used. I picked up a few used ones for possible use some day but never have. Not sure where they are since my last move was recent. They may need to be adapted with a rubber collar to reduce to your specific diameter as they are large
  19. Are you referring to lengths of the t-slot framing profiles?
  20. I can’t speak to any previous, discontinued models, but if weight was of no concern to me I too might consider other brands than PENN Elcom. I have installed two of their 18” inch PENN-Elcom 4U drawers in the last two months from different orders a month or so apart and found no flaws in the alignment or construction. Same with three or four of their laptop drawers several months ago and their sliding shelf which seems limited on payload ability but how heavy can the average mixer be, but their shelves seem well made and string relative to their weight. The glides they probably bu
  21. I tested an 18” x 4U PENN-Elcom steel drawer till destruction with it all the way open. Took about 150 lbs. of static load before failure. I didn’t have the rear of it attached yet, but it was the drawer glide that failed on these drawers so did not matter. These glides are strangely designed in a way that unnecessarily reduces their strength right where the three rivets attach them to the sides of the outer shell. Drawer was only rated for 75# And I assume that is a static load rating. if you solve the problem that causes these glides to be the weak link I too suspect that having the rear of
  22. They told me they are swamped making guards to separate people for Covid. Glad, so far, my design does not required any CNCing
  23. Curious how your cart turned out? Any pics yet?
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