I've spent many hours over the last week and most of today trying out new ideas. There is no way other than building these mock ups. I enjoy the work. But not the long hours. Thanks to many helpful collaborators!
Too bad my aviation tech professor friend John Cotter has taken on too many teaching assignments this semester and is impossible to find--we're going for absolute simplicity, economy of weight and size; total reliability.
Much like aircraft design, right, John?
The Em2 will be the Cessna 172 of the stream table world. You could be famous.
End shameless attempt to get free work from a local expert.
Photos of rejected leg attachment prototypes and a tiny model I built to test box geometry and strength.