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Sapi plates dimensions
« on: March 18, 2016, 02:43:05 PM »
Hello guys,
i want to try to build a pc but before i have to do the dummy plates, I'm doing the M size (9.5" x 12.5") with a thickness of around 3/4" but i'm having troubles finding how i should cut the corners. anyone could help me?
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 09:54:09 AM »
This was my challenge too. Plates are tricky because there is no standard dimensions across all manufacturers. I had two sets of issued plates (CAF), and the corner angles, width and thickness were different between the two. I opted for a fairly shallow corner cut and a little extra space in the pocket, so that both styles would fit. I highly recommend designing some sort of hanger strap to keep the plate pushed up to the top of the pocket. This will help with stabilizing smaller plates.

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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 02:19:25 PM »
So you have dummy plates and you are worried that they are not accurate? Or are you building your own dummies?

SAPI is a standardized cut, but I don't have any at hand so I can't help you with it. As GD says, a shallow cut will allow for more variation in plate size. Carriers like Crye Precision CPC and Eagle Industries Aero both have fairly square plate bag designs, so it's not a problem if you execute it properly.
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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 11:07:50 AM »
thanks to both. I don't have any plates and i'm building them with foam. i think i'll do a like GD suggested and let some space for plates with different shapes.

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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 11:08:39 PM »
hey I hate to necro an old post but I have the same issue but with Medium size plates

I am just looking for the measurements on the the angled cuts and the top on "regular cut" SAPI plates so I can make my own templates.

for future reference if anyone would like them I have M size swimmers/shooters cut plates to took the measurements.








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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 02:30:49 AM »
My older Medium SAPI not ESAPI, is 5" across the top, shoulder cut 3.25" from height, the sides winding up being about 9.25" long, depending on how you measure the corner radii.

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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 07:01:50 PM »
awesome....just what I was looking for...thank you!!!
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Re: Sapi plates dimensions
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 05:18:17 AM »
I have many types and shapes of plates. If you in Europe I can help you.

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