Saturday Update, WE HAVE A SCREEN!
Today was an interesting day. A few weeks back NYGF23 and I met with Snickers1 (Rich) who told us of his quest to not only make his own screen but to develop it with the goal in mind of starting his own screen frame company. We looked at his fabric and tested it with another member's JVC 4K projector. As a result NYGF23 put his name on the pre-order list. Last week Rich had all the elements of his plan in place, he built his own screen (See his thread) and immediately completed FALCON SCREEN's Serial #00001. Today he brought it up to NYGF23's project for delivery. A little early but NYGF23 has plenty of room to store it safely out of the basement for safekeeping.
Like a lot of screens Falcon uses the z-clip mounting brackets. Here they are on a minimalist screen wall frame.
You lay out the frame pieces and put it together.
Rich documents the assembly of his first clients screen, you always remember your first. Notice the small looking brackets, Those are a feature of his frames, they have cam levers that actually pull the frame corners tight together. They slip into channels from the sides and don't have to be pushed in from the ends. This simplifies assembly and locks the corners really tight.
After putting the frame together I pulled out a tape and as Rich held his breath, I measured the diagonals to check if the frame was square. Much to my surprise it was dead on. This hasn't always been the case with other frames I've assembled. I attribute this to the tightening nature of the Quick Connect clips. We test fitted the frame on the wall, It fits.
we added the AT fabric and hung the finished screen. Rich used the o-ring loop and post trampoline system for a quick assembly.
The tight corners that made me smile
Now we just need to finish the theater, I'm hiding the projector mount that came this week. Thanks Mike Garret at AVS.Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 6/16/13 at 4:32am