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Old 01-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #351
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Yes, anyone that would like to visit us while we sort out the final details of the prototype is welcome to stop by. I'd be happy to give you the tour.
Very generous offer, Robert. I sure do wish I lived closer. Would love to visit your shop.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:10 AM   #352
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We are going with the two 11# "squatties" for the prototype, but are also considering a 20# horizontal. Need to see what makes most sense for us and our design. These tanks are more money, but provide us with more flexibility. Plenty of additional room in the "beak" for cables and hoses.

Yes, anyone that would like to visit us while we sort out the final details of the prototype is welcome to stop by. I'd be happy to give you the tour.


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Careful, this is a mobile and curious bunch on this forum! They just may take you up on your offer. I considered an 11 pounder when I was designing and fabbing the tongue shroud for my Scamp but in the end just made it high enough to clear a standard 20 (had to go almost that high for the batteries anyway). Personally, I would rather have the light, handy 11 pounders over the horizontal 20, but would prefer a standard 20 (or even 30) over either.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:51 AM   #353
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I would love to stop by and look at the Nest, but unfortunately I am 1,862 miles away! Hopefully someday I will own one! Keep the pics coming!
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We are going with the two 11# "squatties" for the prototype, but are also considering a 20# horizontal. Need to see what makes most sense for us and our design.
I doubt it will fit, but I like forklift tanks with a quick fill port. They can be filled while attached to the trailer, and you pay by the liter, (gallon). The tank however is even more expensive then two "squatties".
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Here is what it looks like installed:
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:39 PM   #355
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Soon, folks can hitch up their Nest and fly the coop. In a coupe? Hopefully dinner won't be chicken soup.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:50 PM   #356
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Hey Mike, Don't quit your day job.... LOL
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM   #357
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Hey Robert,


Thanks for the pictures. Really enjoy watching the Nest come together....and careful with your offer to let us all drop by the shop -- cuz we'll all come out there! How big is your yard? Quick question: what is the clearance under the spare tire? Any concern that it will scrape the ground when making bumpy or steep road transitions -- out of driveways or dirt roads, campgrounds, etc? Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:49 PM   #358
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This is fascinating Robert. Thank you for sharing this. It is like building a huge sculpture....although more complicated... to live and travel in! I wish I had your skill base and knowledge. Bravo......

liz the green eyed = jealous (not really jk = just kidding) would be creator. lol
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:45 PM   #359
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Hello Shannon, the Nest features a tall wheel and tire set-up, so there is lots of overall ground clearance... And approximately 14" under the spare. Scraping the spare even under the most extreme conditions is not likely.


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Old 01-24-2015, 08:25 PM   #360
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just wondering....would "Phoenix Nest" work for a name? Then you could use other mythological birds for all the models you will create in the future...just a thought.

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I do like Phoenix, and possibly other bird names should abbots model ever be introduced.
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Old 01-25-2015, 12:06 PM   #362
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I liked/miss Elitist and proud of it in your profile some name in that realm is my vote.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:08 PM   #363
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For those of you who have expressed concern regarding stone strikes on our windshield, a colleague of ours suggested something brilliant: a soft, snap-on "mask."

This mask, with a thin, closed-cell foam center sandwiched between a Sunbrella-like cloth cover, could simply be rolled up and stashed when not needed.

What do you think?
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Sounds neat. Can you print Wiley Coyote chasing Roadrunner across the desert on it? LOL
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