Options for "Pier Plate" for Atlas mount?
Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:41 PM
I'm starting on my ideas for my pier in both pipe and concrete and now looking at various options and ideas for the top plate. In the past I remember seeing some homemade to retail to custom versions of various ways of mounting the head. Is there a post, site and pics to look at? Thank you.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:40 PM
And they are custom made..
I considered this before going with the opticalsupports version.
You will love the way a mount performs on a solid pier..it is like night and day!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:42 AM
In the past I remember seeing some homemade to retail to custom versions of various ways of mounting the head.
Mine falls into the homemade/custom category: I wanted my Atlas on a newly aquired Losmandy G11 tripod. I machined the center of the top plate (6" dia.) to accept the Atlas center pin, and then milled an aluminum block to clamp it to the top plate.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:01 PM
Thanks for the link!
Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:27 PM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:20 PM
I went for the best price, on something specifically made for the Atlas mount, so I bought the Atlas extension post, and mounted it atop my concrete pier. Works like a charm, and was the best buy of all adapter plates I looked at.
For ease of installation, I replaced the original 6" steel post with a 4" aluminum post of the same ID/OD.
The aluminum plate centers and steadies the post, and the L-brackets insure it never moves.
The post is not set into the concrete. It rests on top of it.