Re: Oehler 35P Chronographs
As far as a case for transporting and storing a 35P, Brownell's sells one; or they did? It's just a cheap gun case, but it holds my whole four foot setup, all the plastic parts, includng cables and the photography lighting tripods. Everything goes inside, once you figure it out, and cut some recesses in the egg crate foam. I don't have to dismantle the sky screens, just assemble the plastic triangles and set the ¼X20 studs into the tripods. It makes for a fairly slick setup. I tape, and bundle the plugs at different lengths so I know which one plugs in where? I agree, it could be a little more fool proof, but if you do it wrong once, you learn fast.
One other thing, about the longer distances between screens. I don't know about other places, but the longer your screens are, apart, the harder it is to line them up properly, over uneven ground. With the short time we get between line changes, two people make the process go a little faster; one at the bench, and the other guy moving sideways and raising and lowering, as needed. Eight feet would be that much more trouble, for any gain in accuracy?
Good hunting. LB