Another build finished

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jdk1
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Another build finished

Post by jdk1 » 20 Mar 2016, 10:57

I have just finished another screened set up using one of daves monitor pods and an E700 , there is nothing exciting or ground breaking about this set up but i have found they work really well , are nice and neat without having lots of wires everywhere and more importantly are fairly easy to put together.

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Brief how to

Drill all your holes in the project box and the monitor pod for the on/off switch , charging socket , 4 pole sockets , av out socket and the E700 (i found a step drill bit to be easiest for these holes)

Fix the qr mount to the monitor pod (if you use the the ones in my link they come apart with two screws and you just screw the bottom half of the mount to the pod)

Fix the battery into the monitor pod ( i used two part epoxy)

Fix the E700 into the project box (again i used epoxy for this) , you will also need a piece of tube fitted to the front of the project box to be clamped into the dsa

Connect all your wiring and fit the screen

When the epoxy has set (i left everything alone for 24 hours) , cut down the rubber scope eyepiece so it fits nicely inbetween both ends of the dsa.

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Parts list

Monitor pod from Dave (somebloke)

E700 and screen from sure24

Pulsar dsa from clive ward

Project box
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130739756382? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Battery
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162005607635? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Mounts
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161445145451? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Tube mounts
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321211158120? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Switch
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271981193300? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Rca socket
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221743693931? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Project box
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130739756382? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Charger socket
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371412148458? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Curly cable
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161641930374? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Lens
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281503008854? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Right angle adapters
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190733958420? ... EBIDX%3AIT

3 pole sockets
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271507527450? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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blueeyes
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Re: Another build finished

Post by blueeyes » 20 Mar 2016, 11:09

Nice neat and tidy build, and thanks for the in depth write up makes a big difference to have a breakdown of parts etc well done you :clap:

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Re: Another build finished

Post by some bloke » 20 Mar 2016, 14:02

That's a super tidy build that takes a while to get it just so.

Does that lens offer better light levels than the standard one, and if so did you find the F1.4 made it harder to focus just so onto the retical?

I'm also wondering if the wider front lens glass allowed it to be fitted closer to the ocular - grabbing a wider part of the exit pupil.
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Re: Another build finished

Post by 22-250jock » 20 Mar 2016, 14:08

nice and tidy mate :thumbup:


cheers jock
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Re: Another build finished

Post by jdk1 » 20 Mar 2016, 14:54

some bloke wrote:That's a super tidy build that takes a while to get it just so.

Does that lens offer better light levels than the standard one, and if so did you find the F1.4 made it harder to focus just so onto the retical?

I'm also wondering if the wider front lens glass allowed it to be fitted closer to the ocular - grabbing a wider part of the exit pupil.
Thanks mate , your monitor pods make things so much neater and easier than back in the "olden days" when we were all trying to cram everything into the project boxes , jock put me onto those lenses and i think he would probably tell you the same that they seem to suck in a lot more light than the normal lenses (the main reason i use the cut down rubber eyepiece was that i found the dash lights on the truck were very noticeable without it) although i have never done a side by side comparison between the lenses , i have had no focusing issues whatsoever , next time i am out i will try adjusting the dsa to get it as close as possible and see what happens.

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Re: Another build finished

Post by jdk1 » 20 Mar 2016, 14:55

Cheers chaps

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