Bent T-bolt in a EQ5 mount
Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:08 PM
I'm worried. I've got a Skywatcher EQ5 mount and I've just discovered that the T-bolt that adjusts altitude (the screw that is on the south side of the mount) is severely banana-shaped and impossible to unscrew or turn more than half a turn. I can see that it's bent through the bottom of the mount (weights removed and the axles-part off from the tripod). How on earth do I get it out without damaging the mount? Do I disassamble it or is there a smarter, easier way?
I'ver read that these bolts are made of cheese but I didn't discover that until now unfortunately.
I'm desperate for help here...
Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:38 AM
Astro Developement's replacement bolt are the answer
Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:20 PM
Do you mean by inserting something like a steel rod into the hole in the bottom of the head in order to push the screw straight? Because that's the only idea I have so far...
Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:32 AM
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:12 AM
One question there, how do you best get the metal spill out of the hole after drilling?
Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:33 AM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:51 AM