So, finally back home, time to build one of these stands. If all goes well I'll be able to field test an outdoor portable Turtlestand in about two weeks. Hope I get everything finished in time. There is of course always a chance the stand will give me a blue backside and a bump in the head once I weight it down, since I'll be using untested materials, in which case I'll have to do some more ground dwelling.
Very nice developments in this stand from the new posts too. The spreader bars & end caps seem really convenient. But most of the stuff you guys use, is just nowhere to be found here in Europe. When you're a tinkerer, it sucks not finding what you're looking for. It does make you look for creative solutions though.
Question: Each leg will be about 1m73cm (68,11 inches) in length when finished. How big would the sides of the triangle be that is formed by visually connecting the legs on the floor for a stable tripod position ? I would like an estimate because I would like to know how much string I'll need for the "spread limiter cords". Not sure yet if I make a triangle shaped spread limiter cord setup, or one of those flux capacitor thingies since it looks real cool.
Additional info to help answer the question:
- Ridgepole: 2m40cm (94,49 inches) - two 1m20cm (47,24inces) metal curtain rod pieces, gorilla tape reinforced pvc sleeve over the cut part to join them back together. This is the part I'm most worried about. I'm quite anxious about getting that thing on my head.
- possible addition of toggles made from leftover broomstick to lengthen the ridge (read that for a flat lay in an eno doublenest, hanging at 2m30cm or 90/91inches would be best. Which would be possible, if only just, with the 2m40cm (94,49inches) ridgepole.)
- I'm 72,26inches tall and weigh about 147,7lbs (67kg)
- I'll be using 1m (39,4 inches) thick walled pvc pipes in combination with 1m20 broomsticks for the tripod legs.
Any help would be welcome!
ps: I'll make sure to take pictures before I lay in it. That way I can at least show it, even it were to collapse. Hope it doesn't, but if it does, it'll be a "how NOT to do it" manual for others.