tobycj wrote: ↑February 10th, 2023, 3:13 am
trekgod3 wrote: ↑February 9th, 2023, 2:11 pm Not had time to finalise the design yet, but hoping to sort that today/tomorrow and then get it into production.
Any update regarding the haslab vhook you are working on?
I look forward to seeing what you do. I'm going to be getting my power cable in for my pack tomorrow or the next day and be getting my keepalive kit soon and then I'll disassemble my pack for the first time.
I plan to take advantage of the opportunity to disassemble the V-hook assembly and take measurements for my own 3D printed option in metal. It will have print lines observable up close but I'm otherwise pretty confident of the look/durability and some scuffing and/or paint to match screen used hooks and assembly will fix that.
I'd personally like to use whatever you come up with but I'm anticipating that in the near future, my 3D printed metal hook/assembly will be available. I like to make 3D prints of some things even if I won't get much use about them just so they're available indefinitely to people who need them, hopefully long after people stop doing boutique construction runs of parts. Once it's up there, it never has to go out of production so long as there's a 3D printing service working in metal.
It's looking like it will be pricey but it's hard to estimate until I model it and I'm not going to bother modeling it until I have all my reference photos and measurements to build the model from. I'm pretty confident that a hook and a backing plate will be over $100 together but I plan to model them separately so people can choose to get just one. I've never made anything this large in metal before. The smaller metal 3D prints I've done are extremely rugged. And I know people 3D print tow hitches so it's not the functionality I'm concerned with as much as the cost.