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  1. CuteLucca's Avatar
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    Jan 24, 2008, 12:36 AM - rangefinder help! #1

    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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    Jan 24, 2008, 12:43 AM - Re: rangefinder help! #2

    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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    Jan 24, 2008, 2:33 AM - Re: rangefinder help! #3

    show us some pics of it
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    Jan 24, 2008, 4:36 AM - Re: rangefinder help! #4

    Quote 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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    Jan 24, 2008, 11:10 AM - Re: rangefinder help! #5

    My RF topper is held on to the stalk with Goop. It hasn't failed me yet!
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    Jan 24, 2008, 11:24 AM - Re: rangefinder help! #6

    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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    Jan 24, 2008, 1:27 PM - Re: rangefinder help! #7

    Quote 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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    Jan 24, 2008, 2:25 PM - Re: rangefinder help! #8

    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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