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Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:39 pm

What you guys think so far, my frame and mechanism almost complete.

Using connect it fittings and some Alu.......
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:38 pm

I take it that this is a "wing" type awning. Not bad for a DIY project, :thumbup: but I think that you're going to find it a bit bulky. The commercially manufactured ones offset the hinges so that it's quite a bit more compact when it folds up, but I'm sure that you're saving a fair pocket of change in doing it yourself.

Let's see how it looks / works once you have it fitted. :winkx:
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:34 pm

nice ...

please keep posting pics

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Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:31 pm

Hello Ismail, keeping an eye on you. Want also built me a one. That black hinges, is it plastic and where you get it. Would like use it for my coming soon awning when my RTT project is completed. Thanks
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:01 pm

Dowe Koos wrote:Hello Ismail, keeping an eye on you. Want also built me a one. That black hinges, is it plastic and where you get it. Would like use it for my coming soon awning when my RTT project is completed. Thanks
Hello Hennie.Jy weet mos daar is net een plek :laugh2:
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:18 pm

Dankie George, goed om te weet. Moet een of ander tyd by Neil draaimaak, dan sal ek dit kry.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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Dowe Koos wrote:Dankie George, goed om te weet. Moet een of ander tyd by Neil draaimaak, dan sal ek dit kry.
baie goedkoper as hulle dit POS .... :twisted:


vordomp duur as mens eers deur daai winkel STAP ... :frustrated: :tease: :twisted:

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Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:58 am

Hi guys, sorry for no updates,
Its back to the drawing board with this one or the appilcation which I am trying to achieve
My awning design was to use the same concept of the oztent foxawning and yes my frame/ mechanism is working BUT what i noted that the arms is mearly a folding mechanism as to which the oztent unit is. It still needs poles to be stablised. And from research the oztent is not be be used in severe conditions either, which for me is pointless.
especially since setting up is similiar to my current awning.

My 380g ripstop awning can withstand up to 40km winds and heavy rains no problem. (canvas on a rail and 2 poles with 4 guy ropes)

Then I had a look at the alucab and 4x4direct awning, this is a serious structure both of them, and looks as if it can with stand serious conditions but at more cost.

So at the moment im two minded in redesigning the frame and welding (some serious engineering) etc or just have another awning made for the rear of my trailer the same as my current one with zips so that i can join the 2 awnings and still create a "270" cover area. At this stage i will prob go the later for its cheaper and the setup does work for me.
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:08 pm

Ismail, have a look here at what I had made up by Neil (Thunder2) at Chaber Canvas.

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Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:02 pm

Ismail, don't give up, go the extra mile, re-in force your frame and then give us a shout and we will see what we can do for you, first thing is we will use 400g RipStop and then sleeve the poles in, no Velcro. Remember you can still run a rope from the edge of the awning down to either a rim or a bumper to stabilize the wing.
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:41 pm

Thanks Steve that is exactly what i am going to do.

Neil will definitely give a shout when I get my head around this.
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Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:18 am

Ismail, just a thought ...... You already have your awning ribs in a straight row and thus lying very flat. You have enough space next to each of your existing poles, so instead of carrying loose poles for support, you could bolt them on at the ends of the ribs so that they lie next to each rib when folded up (perhaps with a clip to hold them) and just swivel them down when deployed. A small hook at that pivot point will permit you to fit a guy-rope if required.

Something like this .......
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:49 am

What is tha latest update here?
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:48 pm

no update at all, the frame and project is shelved at the moment, you welcome to have it as it is in the pic.

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