That's a pretty good idea, I might update the design accordingly!
If you'd state the diameter and width of the clamping surface, I could fairly easily create a version of my design that fits these two scopes.
The dew cap at least on the TSN883 has some slight (and, for its normal...
Strength would probably be pretty much the same, and for the final version, I'm actually thinking of doing just that. (Using my own printer, price is about 0.02 EUR/g, so I don't spend too much time on weight optimization before the design is final.)
However, even already now, it uses a...
I printed this lying flat, with minimum supports to ensure good printing of the loop-side recesses and the slots in the NATO rail.
That should result in the strongest print, I guess.
I initially printed a prototype without the internal crossbracing to cut down printing time, but...
A telescoping sight post, in principle? Should be possible, but I think a folding sight post would be more compact in the stowed position and more rigid in the upward position.
The main challenge really is that the only good surface for mating the adapter and the telescope is only...
You introduced me to the "cradle" concept, and basically, this adapter is an upside-down cradle :-)
I had always intended to come up with some kind of excenter lever quick release system for the adapter, but this is much more elegant, with hardly any moving parts!
Glad you like it! :-) I plan on sharing the design with source code and everything on thingiverse.com, as soon as they have their technical difficulties sorted out.
In the meantime, if you have ideas on how to improve or modify the design, I'd be happy to hear these!
New adapter design to mount a "red dot" (reflector/reflex) sight to a spotting scope
Here's a new 3D-printable adapter design to mount a "red dot" (reflector/reflex) sight to a spotting scope:
As pictured, it fits a Kowa 883. Mounting works by means of a 4 mm bungee cord with...