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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Jan 17, 2010, 12:41 AM

Title: Magnet size
Post by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Jan 17, 2010, 12:41 AM
I'm planning on using rare earth magnets to attach at least my chest armor to my vest and my thigh plates to my flightsuit. I've been looking at KJMagnetics.com (http://www.kjmagnetics.com/categories.asp) for the right magnets and I think that the DC03 (http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=DC03) size is appropriate for attaching my armor.

The stage 3 pull strength isn't listed for any of the larger magnets, sooooo...
Can anyone vouch for these magnets or similar ones as to how well they hold under "dynamic movement stress"?
(As in, running, crouching, and active movement such as the kinds experienced whilst airsofting.)
Thanks, Vode!  :D
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Zevlar Rayco on Jan 17, 2010, 12:54 AM
the ones I use are from hobby lobby, they're 3/4" x 3/16" and come 51 to a pack. they're out out by the magnet source and the part# is Part No. 07049. nice thing is they only run about 6 bucks for the pack
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: A'den Ca'tra on Jan 17, 2010, 01:08 AM
Hmmm... Any suggestions for K'raam metal armor? I dont want to put holes let alone rip the awesome pleather vest Mar' made for me. I was thinking putting the magnets along the inside the vest... I just want to know if they will even be strong enough to hold. And considering the weight of metal, what size/strength should I get. I...dont know much about magents...
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Jan 17, 2010, 04:11 AM
Hmmm... Any suggestions for K'raam metal armor? I dont want to put holes let alone rip the awesome pleather vest Mar' made for me. I was thinking putting the magnets along the inside the vest... I just want to know if they will even be strong enough to hold. And considering the weight of metal, what size/strength should I get. I...dont know much about magents...
There are some magnets at KJMagnetics that have up to thirty pounds of pulling force if you secure another piece of steel behind the magnet and your steel armor. Considering that's per magnet, that should be plenty.

Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 18, 2010, 01:22 PM
I ws thinking of rare earth ore magnets as well. be great to conect the armour to the vest. How well would they work as conectors for the sides of gauntlets, thigh and shin peices?
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 18, 2010, 01:29 PM
I know the attempt tk2280 made for my shins ended badly with rare earth magnets.. Not sure if that was due to lining/angle issues or what, I just know they wouldn't line up to close right.
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 18, 2010, 01:36 PM
Might be worth a try. I know some Clones and Stormies have throuble with the same thing even with velcro. Tricky problem.
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 18, 2010, 01:47 PM
Not to thread-jack, but this seemed the best place to ask it.. Looking at getting the magnets from Hobby Lobby like Zevlar suggested. I'm using sintra armor and am going to try and JB weld the armor magnets on.. How would one attach them to the soft parts?
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 18, 2010, 02:03 PM
Good question Ijaat.

  I'd sew a small pocket that fits the magnet bygetting fabric the same type and color as the vest.  Sewing three side leaving one side open to slid the magnet in, then sew closed.
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 18, 2010, 02:07 PM
Now, I don't think it would, but will all of these magnets affect anything like a pacemaker or hospital equipment? Friend of mine seems convinced they will.
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 18, 2010, 02:27 PM
If you're in doubt, leave 'em out.
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Cpt. Rhiis Mok'tau on Jan 23, 2010, 11:42 PM
Haha!
I got my magnets today. These things are so strong, that when I tried to pick one up off the table with the rest of the stack, the first two actually shattered!   :o ;D
Title: Re: Magnet size
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 24, 2010, 11:15 AM
Opps.  Thatsa' strong magnet vod.