Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 18 Jan 2013.
Wow, just wow!
This just gets better and better
Looking high quality & no dye absorption too.
Thank you guys for the comments and staying tuned!
The Ameritool gas charged lift spring is installed, and WORKS PERFECT. Thanks to Cheapskate and all of his help in revising everything.
I made the decision to add assist spring as SAFETY measure and as secondary assist in supporting weight of the 8.5 pound cover. It will also help extend lifespan of electric firgelli actuator and prevent cover from slamming shut, in case the actuator ever needed to be removed for replacement, or failed for some reason.
I chose the 10 pound lift rating for their 750-4 Stainless Gas Spring
End Fitting: EFC-10M included
10mm Ball Studs Sold Separately
MATERIALS & FINISHES EXTERNAL SURFACES:
SHAFT: Chrome Plated 316 Stainless Steel
CYLINDER: 316/316L Stainless Steel
Sold in Pairs Only, $108.86.
Looks stunning too & it's not even complete or got the hardware inside, love the effect the blue tint acrylic makes, works so nice with the alu.
Geezus that looks awesome :O
Looks amazing, Can't wait to see it doing it's "thang" with the hinged top.
OOh, that seat on the extender rod in the next to the last pic! I do love it when companies supply accurate technical drawings of their wares. The manufacturers of the the actuator, the spring, and Bitspower saved me a lot of trouble.
Aquacomputer, on the other hand... Pony up! Do you think I like guessing?
Don't these things have to be mounted with the extendy (that's a technical term) part facing down to keep the seals lubed?
@Waynio, Thank you dude, if it wasnt for the 1500W psu, it would be easy to transport
@Balder, Thank you, and good hearing from you!
@Pranja, Thank you! we're over the hump for all of the fabrication, just need the actuator circuit board finished.
@Asouter, we're recording all of the stages for 4 part video series, Mosquito recorded it lifting for 1st time on friday
@Cheaps, yeah, feels nice when a plan works...
@barry, the arm is submerged when it's closed. I outfitted the hood on my 86 jetta with similar assist springs in same orientation 15 years ago, without any issues.
I love that Maxum has the "born on date" printed on your custom ordered spring.
Nice one Bill,looks Awesome
Coming soon: FrozenCPU Test Bench, The Animated Series.
@Ian, good to hear from you!
@Cheaps, sign me up.
Can wait to see this finished. Great work, guys
Hearing the "f" word getting tossed around a lot...
This is so perfect... :O
Top Notch work as always, Bill! It really is coming together nicely
@Kanutex, Thank you for comment and watching!
@siliconfanatic, almost to finish line for finalizing everything, then we install system!
Just need one last detail done, the custom pcb board for the switches that power actuator arm
Off topic, but anyone looking for new MATX case, Cooler Master N200 fits 240 radiator out of the box!..... I brought my sample to local PC Repair & Sales shop, for their opinions
Happy to say I'm down to the last detail no my end, getting the pcb board from Vern, for programming the linear arm start and stop, should be arriving any day...otherwise I've been really busy with other commitments
Hey everyone, just a small update. I'm waiting for hardware and custom sleeved PSU cables to arrive from frozencpu. Evga has informed us the X79 Dark should be ready sometime this month.
I realized something disappointing this week with the Firgelli actuator. It's Black threaded fastener connector / cap was casted in hollow plastic, not solid. I was closing the cover and the cap snapped. We're now making a replacement from solid aluminum. I'm glad I made this discovery before the Tech Station was shipped to FrozenCPU.
broken cap pictured in two pieces, alongside another actuator arm with cap inserted
Black threaded fastener connector / cap was casted in hollow plastic, not solid.
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