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Old 01-26-2011
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Default Battery slide tray

I finally got around to making a slide tray for 4 additional batteries on my FC. I am using the compartment where the center CruisAir condenser was located since I have replaced it with a roof unit. I purchased some sealed bearings bolted them to angle iron supports. I made up a slide tray out of angle iron and added additional angle iron to make a C channel for the bearings. Here are a few pics. It is way too cold and snowy around here to install it yet.
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Looks good should stand the test of time
are you going to stress test it for flex
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Looks good should stand the test of time
are you going to stress test it for flex
I'm watching!
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Nice work Gardner!
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good job!
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When it is rolled in and in transport mode there are 10 bearings giving 10 support points for the tray. As far as when it is rolled out, I figured the moment of torque around the last two bearings on each side will be a little over 200 ft/lbs combined. As long as I don't lean on the batteries or drop them into place carelessly it should be good enough to roll them out to add water and check connections periodically. If not, it will bend and I will have to use a sledge hammer to get the tray back in
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you install a single point battery watering system
we have them
then you wont have to carry a sledge hammer
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When it is rolled in and in transport mode there are 10 bearings giving 10 support points for the tray. As far as when it is rolled out, I figured the moment of torque around the last two bearings on each side will be a little over 200 ft/lbs combined. As long as I don't lean on the batteries or drop them into place carelessly it should be good enough to roll them out to add water and check connections periodically. If not, it will bend and I will have to use a sledge hammer to get the tray back in
Gardner,

Did you take into account the Coriolis Effect?

Seriously, those are great looking shelves.
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