rangefinder help!

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    rangefinder help!

    I just got my lovely new bucket, and I'm starting to assemble it prior to painting. Once I'm done with painting, though, and it comes time to attach the rangefinder, I'm curious what the best method is to attach the rangefinder 'box' to the stalk.

    The rangefinder box is resin, and rather heavy, and I have an aluminum stalk. I want to make sure I can attach one to the other and not worry about a bump knocking them apart.

    Thanks in advance!

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    superjedi's Avatar
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    Re: rangefinder help!

    Here's my thread on how I did my FPH helmet.
    Aluminum stalk, resin RF. Look for post #163.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...t=22530&page=2

    I'm sure there are other ways, too.

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    Re: rangefinder help!

    show us some pics of it

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    Re: rangefinder help!

    Alcfalath said: View Post
    show us some pics of it
    I Agree. If you show us some photos of the piece, it'll be easier to help walk you through assemble it.

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    Re: rangefinder help!

    My RF topper is held on to the stalk with Goop. It hasn't failed me yet!

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    Re: rangefinder help!

    I don't have a camera with me at the moment, but it's BradleyFett's set, and a BKBT stalk.

    Anyways, I think I'll go with the screw/threadlocker method. I live in an apartment with clumsy people.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: rangefinder help!

    CuteLucca said: View Post
    Anyways, I think I'll go with the screw/threadlocker method.
    That will definitely work. I would suggest you use the medium strength thread locker (blue) vs. the high strength (red.) Why? Because should you ever need to remove it (i.e. it breaks or you want to upgrade), the medium strength will make that possible.

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    Re: rangefinder help!

    I've used the "rare earth" magnets. the small ones around 3/8 dia X 3/16 thk have around a 7lb pull ratio. they work great. I've even used them to attach my metal armor to my flak vest and other things.

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