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GPD clamp mechanics?

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#1 a_adam

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:29 AM

Hi there!

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how the clamps on a Vixen GPD work? Some kind of friction coupling, I guess? Asking because once in a while I tend to forget releasing one of the clamps before attempting to manually slew the mount, thus putting unnecessary stress on the system until I notice the mistake. Just happend yesterday, and I keep asking myself how much bad I am doing to my equipment in such a case.

Cheers!

-André


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