May 22, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Packing volume tolerances + / -
I'm turning to the community as I haven't yet got a response from my container manufacturer (pre-empting the smart arse stock reply). Hopefully they are busy building my gorgeous rig rather than answering stupid e-mails
I've read many times that as a rough rule of thumb you can generally go up or down a size of canopy (assuming its a like for like type of canopy).
My container is sized for a specific canopy which I have already but I may buy another as I just fancy a new one and I've been offered a good deal which makes it more worthwhile.
The new canopy I'm looking at, depending on which packing volume figures you believe, may be larger in volume anything from 4-29 cu in. Is this a possible issue or no problemo? I don't really have an understanding of how much 29 cu in is in my head.
Twenty nine cubic inches is about the difference between a Sabre 190 and a Sabre 210, one size in other words. You can tell us what canopy and container combo you are looking at, and see if anyone else is using it, and with how much ease.
Just after I posted that info I got to thinking and came up with a better idea.
1. Since I do not know, I will make an assumption that his main pack tray is 12 inches wide ( east to west ). 2. Since I also do not know, I will make an assumption that his main pack try is 6 inches long ( north to south ).
Take 12 x 6 = 72
ETA to change this: Now take this 72 cu inches and divide by his 29 cu inches and you get 0.4 inches thick. So a canopy of 30 cu inches greater in volume ( for many rigs ) would be about 3/8 inches thick.
Something to do on a rainy afternoon, ETA: If I was paying attention.
(This post was edited by JerryBaumchen on May 22, 2013, 5:12 PM)