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Thread: Got wired this Christmas

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    Got wired this Christmas

    I've always been one to have a project or two on the go. Then there's the ones still in the "planning stage" i.e. they only exist in my imagination.

    Well there's nothing like a deadline you cannot negotiate an extension on (Christmas), and kids would have to be the toughest of all the negotiators to deal with! So when I mistaking thought out loud 3 days before Christmas about an idea that may or may not work...well the pressure to deliver was all on!

    So:

    String line and inclinometer dusted off



    Holes dug, posts in, concrete mixed and poured.



    Guy wires, main cable tensioned and clamped (that sentence sounded flippant... this was a challenge)


    Done!

    I used basic trigonometry to calculate the forces involved. Let's just say there isn't much redundancy in the 6000kg rated components. But if my theory is true, then it should all be good

    Kj
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    Flying Fox? Awesome!

    Or long washing line?
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    What are you us using as a stopper at the end? Angle enough to just slow down with the slack in the line, thought you may have threaded on a couple old tyres before tensioning the line.

    Lucky kids will have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    What are you us using as a stopper at the end? Angle enough to just slow down with the slack in the line, thought you may have threaded on a couple old tyres before tensioning the line.

    Lucky kids will have fun

    Yes, couple old tires and a block of wood with a hole drilled through it with a cable clamp locking it in place.

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    Is that a 14ft Jumpflex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Is that a 14ft Jumpflex?
    Yeah, "kids" love it. Has a sprinkler and a slide.

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    Nice! Can see the adults getting more use out of that, especially after a few ales at New Years.
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    Mate -running bunnytarget in next paddock .22&KJairborne on the flying fox and topgun eat ya heart out! Hell do your realize just what a cracker Dad they have

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    Awesome! Our scout group used to do them occasionally with a 2'' heavy rope from halfway up the big electricity pylons in NE JHB, using some BMX handlebars. Soooo much fun, if not strictly legal

 

 

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