posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:32 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82
HUH? You would have been better off using a steel rod, or aluminum, or even rope or wire rope, or steel or copper rope/tubes. And reading this if
its only a messily 370 pounds any would do.
I take it your using carbon fiber rods so you can control it and aim it in different directions while its down there, in which case I sort of get it
why your bothering with this. And for some reason you thought since carbon is light it would not add much to the overall weight. Your thinking on it
wrong, if anything something more sturdier and heavier will help out when you want to guide the bottom weight of your little 150K sensor instrument.
But really bro. Do they just let anybody play with 115k sensory equipment toys? I am sure you will find a way to use it with all kinds of other
equipment. But yes carbon fiber does have a habit of snapping or cracking if there is to much pressure or to bumpy of a ride, so if you twist those
rods, or wobble around to much, your better off using rope or long aluminum or steel rods screwed together.
While it may be as strong as steel in some ways without the added weight of steel, or it could easily hold that 370 pound weight, anybody could
easily snap it with both hands most likely if its just a bunch of long rods put together its likely to be very brittle. I don't think your problem is
a problem tensile strength as in more or less of elasticity under pressure.
Anyways, seems like a none issue to me. I am sure you will figure something out.
edit on 10pmSundaypm052017f0pmSun, 05 Feb 2017 22:34:08 -0600 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)