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Old 07-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #21
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Looks like a nice idea OC, not sure I would do this though. I always use 6 x 6 blocks under my landing pads and jacks. It would be hard and impractical to permanently fasten them. My sense is that the less you extend the jacks, the better the stabilization. This thread is entertaining. Are you sure you guys aren't Hatfields and McCoys?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #22
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This thread is entertaining. Are you sure you guys aren't Hatfields and McCoys?
Words with meaning more than most could imagine!
That's what is so great about specialized forums like this one. Great ideas to spawn more ideas and modifications working towards solutions that fix problems and enhance convenience.
Keep those ideas rollin!
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #23
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I like the composite idea too. Lighter, but maybe less rigid. An aluminum plate coupled with the composite will reduce the weight of the blocks I carry (in addition to the Lego blocks).
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #24
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I like the composite idea too. Lighter, but maybe less rigid. An aluminum plate coupled with the composite will reduce the weight of the blocks I carry (in addition to the Lego blocks).
The composite deck boards are not all that light. Coupled with an aluminum plate heavy enough to take the load, the combination may not be any lighter than plain old 2x8 blocks.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #25
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The composite deck boards are not all that light. Coupled with an aluminum plate heavy enough to take the load, the combination may not be any lighter than plain old 2x8 blocks.
Sigh, good point...
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #26
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Looks like a nice idea OC, not sure I would do this though. I always use 6 x 6 blocks under my landing pads and jacks...
Also considering an pc of alum tread plate on a Lynx block. If the Lynx block gets damaged, easily replaced.

As I use homemade type JT Strongarms, the taller the triangle, the better.
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Would like to find some of the plastic composite deck boards wide enough to use instead of wood, but so far have only found it 5.5" wide.
What about 2 layers of composite boards running perpendicular to each other and screwed/glued together?
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What about 2 layers of composite boards running perpendicular to each other and screwed/glued together?
Doh! Someone always comes up with the solution!
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What about 2 layers of composite boards running perpendicular to each other and screwed/glued together?
If one layer is too heavy, 2 layers would be 2 x as heavy.

I will go with the alum tread plate and Lynx block. Light and replaceable. Laying the tread plate out in a few minutes.
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