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Old 08-12-2015, 12:02 PM   #71
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Thanks, I'm very happy with it now that I've established that it will handle freeway speeds in the down or parked position while also charging.

I also like being able to maximize output in the raised position by tilting and swiveling it. And, if all else fails, I can lift it off, hook up an extension cord to it and use it further away if I'm parked in the shade.

I don't know about those controllers. Mine's an inexpensive ebay one and it seems to do the job quite well.

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Ron did you make the swivels ? The pole is aluminum I would guess ? Pat
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:45 PM   #72
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Great job on your mount, Ron. I think that is a much better way to go that a roof mount. Wouldn't work so good with a 5.0 though.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #73
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Ron did you make the swivels ? The pole is aluminum I would guess ? Pat
Yes, I made them. The mast is a 2" aluminum tube. The panel bracket fits inside and can be rotated. The quadrant allows for tilting and is aluminum. It's a bit overkill. It could have just been a straight slotted piece of flat bar but since I so rarely have a reason to use my milling machine I went with the deluxe version.

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Old 08-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #74
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I wonder if he's heading to this:
Wings Over Camarillo | August 22nd & 23rd, 2015

I live under the right downwind.
He, and a MIG, were heading to Santa Rosa on Monday so maybe he'll end up there.

Love to live near an airport. To badly paraphrase Walt Whitman, "never met an airplane I didn't like."

That photo was my 2 in 1 shot. He was already rolling but I wanted a finished shot of my tilting mount and I wanted a photo of the "What's out my back window?" type. So I managed to get to the right position and snap a shot.

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Yes, I made them. The mast is a 2" aluminum tube. The panel bracket fits inside and can be rotated. The quadrant allows for tilting and is aluminum. It's a bit overkill. It could have just been a straight slotted piece of flat bar but since I so rarely have a reason to use my milling machine I went with the deluxe version.

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