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Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:42 pm
by Ridgerunner
Turned out REAL nice, RG. You have to be feeling a good sence of accomplishment. Job well done. Onward to the next project........??????? How about your own backpack rain poncho????

Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:45 pm
by DarenN
that looks great! good job!! you could cook a lot of eggs in that big vestibule! ;)

i say we let RG have a break from sewing. he needs to go for a hike and try out the new tent. ;) whatta ya say IRA? lets let him off for a couple days! :mrgreen:

your tent is way more complex than mine. to be honest, i probably wouldn't even start a project that huge. the Night Wing was enough work for me! that said, i just mailed off a money order to Quest Outfitters for ten yards of 1.1oz silnylon so i can build a lighter Night Wing. :lol: a winter project.

Daren.......

Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:02 pm
by realityguy
Let's just say..I got carried away... :o ..and had LOTS of thread...Now you know why I was talking about a humungeous bobbin... :lol: .
I wanted something pretty bombproof also.I don't recommend making ANYTHING with a middle curtain or ANY curtain inside..what a PITA! :roll:
I saw different ideas for different things..and added them in there.
Variable pitch..is a PITA also..I did a lot of thread yanking and head scratching to make things that would flex,stretch,or just plain work out...
I Have to give the wife her dining room back also..after a thorough cleaning... :o
Next sewing project?..maybe not for awhile..but this looks simple and interesting.--->

http://www.gossamergear.com/cgi-bin/gos ... e_One.html
I've thought a lot of a one pole tent in the corner or middle of one side and flowing off that..
I might revamp a tarp for the teepee tent floor..add some mesh..nothing complicated fpr awhile.
Keeping things simple is probably a better idea,Daren.I more than likely won't do something like this again...lot of frustration...I hate a project that takes all the fun out of it. :cry:

Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:22 pm
by irrationalsolutions
well if you insist, i guess he can have a break. he does need to enjoy his work. ;)

Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:34 pm
by DarenN
realityguy wrote:...I hate a project that takes all the fun out of it. :cry:
you hit the nail on the head there RG. building kayaks is mine right now. i'v got a kayak in the shop, unfinished, over two and a half years now since i started it. i've built too many and the joy is gone.

sewing? i can't even bring myself to sew a bag for the pegs and poles right now! :lol: and it's only a few days till i leave on another week-long kayak trip!! :o

not sure i like the looks of the G-Gear tent, but the weight is sure good! i do like the looks of the Contrail, though. ;)

Re: designing tents..measurements..etc...3d mockup

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:45 pm
by realityguy
I'd like to have two that weigh about 1-1/2 lbs max..I may have to gear up a second person and one more in that weight bracket would fill the void.The larger tent is a good one for a couple or really comfy single.It should work well for off-season also..3 season +..I'll have to get it out in some really foul weather and see what kind of condensation problems it might have.
One more thing..I'd like to design something with a decent amount of room,easy to put together and pitch,with a minimum waste of materials used.
This style of tent does waste material(unless you use the extras for a second smaller tent like I did. ;) ..) If I build another,I'll build it with those above features in mind.