Orion SkyView alt/az not enough friction
Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:09 PM
I sent the 1st head back and they replaced it with one that was worse. I then talked to a tech and convinced them to repair my original head. They did and the alt axis is ok but the az can not be tightened enough to keep it from moving while adjusting the mount.
It seems like it is worse in the cold. Maybee this summer it will be ok but meanwhile it is driving me nuts!
Anyone have any solution? I have thought abought putting a hose clamp and some 1/8" foam rubber just above where it rotates to add a little friction. Any ideas?
Also it would be nice to have a "slow motion" adjustment of some sort. Thanks; Don T.
Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:01 PM
Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:06 AM
Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:19 AM
What scope are you trying to put on the mount?
Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:01 AM
Because of the center of gravity not being centered ( RAF on C6) it is difficult to balance at all angles. If I balance it at 30 degrees it is not balanced at 60 degrees, etc.
The problem I am having is that when I try to move the alt the az moves to easily. The alt adjustment is ok but the az moves also.
It's like having a Dob with no friction.
I made a handle for more leverage and I will try it next time out. I can loosen the alt but if I make it to loose the scope moves by itself when the angle changes enough to get it out of balance. Don T.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:57 AM