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@CREATIVE MINDS: alternative application for aviation carbon strut?

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creative_ideas

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Dear creative minds,

 

I am a business grad student from Germany and I currently have a very interesting project running, for which I would like to ask for your expertise. The project is in corporation with an aviation company, who are looking for alternative applications for a product.

 

The product is a strut assembly similar to a carbon-telescoping pole.

 

·      Material: carbon

·      Size: 1m – 1,5m (made in three sections and can be extended and retracted as necessary for use and collapsed for storage or transport)

·      Weight: 600g

·      Fitting system: like a trekking pole (frictional- and tight fit)

·      No wear out!

·      Lifting capacity: max. 140kg (capable of both, pulling and pushing)

·      The material and the dimensions of the strut can be modified

 

The big benefits of the product are, that is very light and insensitive to temperature, pressure, water and humidity.

 

Can you think of any alternative application for the strut? (do not say fishing rod :spoton:)

 

(As for now, please do not consider costs or detailed technical feasibility.)

 

I am grateful for anyone who comes up with creative ideas and constructive criticism.

 

Kind regards

Sven

 

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OK, you asked for it, three of them fitted to a top assembly to create a very light weight camera tripod.

 

Fitted with an electrical conducting line on each section and made to make a good connection to the metal ferule at the end of each telescopic section, it could be a useful retractable antenna for a radio transceiver.

 

And the simplest of them all, a retractable walking stick or even ski pole.

 

No doubt there may be even more alternative uses.

 

Nev.


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No doubt there may be even more alternative uses.

 

Nev.

 

As in turning the TV over when the remote is broke  :)


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No doubt there may be even more alternative uses.

 

Nev.

 

As in turning the TV over when the remote is broke  :)

 

In the bad old days of push button only TV's, I used an old pool or snooker cue for that purpose., saved getting up to change channels or turn it off. :D


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Better than throwing a slipper at the TV any day  :D


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Plastic Nev, thanks a lot for your feedback! 


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