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post #271 of 1267 Old 05-11-2003, 02:31 PM
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Still waiting with glee, I think Fedex uses Canadian Geese to deliver to Va. Now they are headed more Northerly. The suspence is just killing me, I can not wait. Of course the screen I ordered is being shipped by Italian Snails from Florida. But my make shift screen of Blueprint paper is working. If I can just keep the cat from wanting to knock the X1 of the table. Could be a choice between the cat and the X1, gonna miss that cat.
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"Still working on the logistics of a skid of PP... and packaging to make it feasible and cost effective. "

Ok, thanks!
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Hi Mandarax,
This looks like a great mount Have you considered the idea of
adding a capture cable to the mount? Many Mount manufactures do this now to CYA in the unlikely event that the mount breaks Haphazard
installations should be of no concern but whenever you are marketing a product to hold a product over the general publics head it may be a consideration.Many may elect not to install a capture cable but for an extra buck it may release you from liability
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Ray... I supply hardware that if installed properly should not fail even if the projector weighed in at several times the weight of the projector.

I also use 5/8 cnc machined steel .... 1/4" has a load bearing of over 100lbs. Not to say I would not look into this in the future... If my design was made as flimsily as theres I would be very worried about this. Most of the brands I have seen are merely a simple stamped plate that is punched out and bent with a brake... I could do the same thing but they look ugly,,, do not function very well, and are more difficult to install.

Should have an answer this week on the PP..

Doc.... screens should only take 3 days to build and one to ship. When I ship the entire package... it only takes two days. The average days to deliver the mount only to the USA is 4 days by ground. I have found that if you have an arab name it is taking a few days more... but you didnt hear that from me.
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Mandarax,
I am very interested in ordering one for my soon to be X1. I would hate to browse through this whole thread to find your current payment contact info. How should I get in touch with you for payment?
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Hi Mandarax
I hope you know I was not questioning your mounts build quality
it looks outstanding.The capture cable issue has been the focus of many a
discussion in the pro audio and video installation business as well as
custom home installation I think it has to do with liability only
and stems from a series of mount failures from flying gear
I always install capture cables regardless of product if its over head it gets one. I don't claim to be a product liability specialist just passing along what I have gleaned from the inner circles of the A/V world
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Originally posted by Ray
Hi Mandarax
I hope you know I was not questioning your mounts build quality
it looks outstanding.The capture cable issue has been the focus of many a
discussion in the pro audio and video installation business as well as
custom home installation I think it has to do with liability only
and stems from a series of mount failures from flying gear...

The X1 is like six pounds. I think it would hang pretty well from its RGB cable in the event the lag screws gave way.

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Ray... one could always use the flaired springloaded toggle bolts I also provide for additional backup support.

Javaman... you can contact me direct using this email.

robert@digital-visions.ca
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Mandarax the mount came yesterday. Got it on the wall in about 5 minutes. Thanks again for a great product.

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Heh doc... thx...

Good to hear... there was some chatter from fedex about some delays due to the weather. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

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Hey mandarax, I paypaled you on the 13th, but still haven't heard a word even after PMing and E-mailing you. What's the scoop?
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Ok I have 5 left of the originals... and I am in the process of the second run. Please when ordering provide your telephone number as I end up having to chase this down for fedex before I ship.

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I just got the Fed-Ex tracking number from mandarax plus he threw in a free keychain for the wait.
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Actually you received your tracking number yesterday. Didnt email me your telephone number until after 9:30 PM on the 13th... and I ran out of hardware which I ordered and picked up on the 15th... figured I may as well pick up all the hardware for the next run... sorry about that day delay.

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Have all the parts for the second run cut and being machined today.

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Machining and welding to be complete on Wednesday next week.

Two left of the originals.... another 5840 to go then I will become a sponser on this site.

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I sold my demo unit from the first run last night. The next run will be completed late next week. Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis...for the next run. Thanks for your interest in this product.

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Hello Mandarax,
Did mine order make it in before you ran out? Or should I wait until late next week?

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Woohoo! The mount was waiting for me when I get home from work yesterday. It is very professional looking and solid feeling. I like how you packaged the major parts individually to prevent them from getting scratched up. Once I figured out the placement, it only took a couple of minutes to setp up. Nicely done Mandrax. Do you per-chance sell the ceiling attach part indivdually? I'd like to be able to move it between 2 rooms.
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Scott yours was shipped the date it was paid. If I didnt have any left I would have emailed you and given you the choice to cancel or wait.

Javaman.. thanks for the kind words... I do have a few of the ceiling attachments seperate... that happened when I allowed people to start swapping out parts for different ceiling heights. It was working out splendidly.... then all of a sudden I received a rash of orders from people with low ceiling heights. On the second run I just made up parts to go fill out all the left overs. Give me an email robert@digital-visions.ca

I will fill orders on the second run as with the first. First one paid gets shipped first.

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Mandarax, your mount looks like something I'll be needing in a few months. I have a very high vaulted ceiling and wall mounting a projector just above my couch is what I'll probably need to do.

However, I'm interested in one modification. I'd like to have one where the plate that attaches to the wall is permanently afixed to the wall but the support arm that extends out from it (including the projector) can be easily removed. Yes, I'd like to be able to 'lift and unhook' the entire support arm with the projector and all whenever I don't want it to be hovering overhead in my small living room but leave the plate that's attached to the wall where it is.

I suppose I'm imagining some type of sturdy but quickly and easily removable connection like you'd find with an adjustable shelf in a retail display set-up. And like those kinds of shelves, some ability to re-position it a little higher, lower, left or right as needed could come in handy as well, assuming the permanent wall plate would be large enough in all directions to accommodate that to some minor degree.

That way, I could simply reach up, slip the entire system off it's wall mount and set it aside on a side table when not in use for security reasons, living-room esthetics or when maintenance or lamp replacement is required.

A decorative, framed 'camafluage' surrounding that permanent wall mount may also be in order too but that would be a seperate fun project I could add later.

Any thoughts on this?
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Hitchfan...

What you describe is exactly how the mount works....

Re: your application... wall mount... to take it off the wall you would simply unthread the cnc 8" machined bolt. Takes seconds to remove. You can also unscrew from the knee joint. Slip off the projector from the knee joint. Get a hanging plant ... hook it onto the knee joint 8"and dont worry about it. USE #611... hanging plant holder.

Those nuts on the mount are for locking the mount into position. Each piece is individually wrapped for shipping and just threads together. Takes just a few seconds to disassemble.
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Thanks for the clarification. Perhaps the only thing it lacks from my description would be the ability to shift the works a little to the left, right, up or down if desired unless multiple wall plates are mounted..?
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Hitchfan...

If you want it to left or right... you just loosen the locknut point it and lock it down again. If you want it to up or down you loosen the knee joint... lift to position and tighten... If you want it to rotate diagonally... you loosen the locknut at the wall plate and position and tighten...

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I apologize if this has been answered already, but can this be used to ceiling mount as opposed to wall mount?

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This mount can be used for ceiling or wall mounting...

The laser cutting, machining, welding is complete... for the 2nd batch will go in for powder coat finishing tomorrow. 21 presold already.

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How well will this work in a room with a 7.5' Ceiling, throw distance about 13 feet (shooting for a 100" Diag 4:3 screen)

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I am a teacher that am probably getting the x1 tomorrow!!! i would like to use this pj for both powerpoint in my classroom and for movies in my HT and was wondering how much two ceiling mounts and a pj mount would cost, and how easy it is to attach/detach from the ceiling mount for easy commuting to and from school. I really like the pictures of the mount and think it is a great design. Thanks for all of your work.
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Hi Ho Zamboni...

it is extremely simple to assemble and disassemble. Just loosen and remove the stainless steel nyloc nut from the knee joint and slip off the projector.

Scott.. damn near perfect..

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My wife and I were doing some measurments. We may have to go a big smaller. Still think that would be ok?

Say an approx 85" screen (change was due to limitations of the screen wall), if so let me know how to arrange payment. Thanks
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