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#1 davelid

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Hi - anyone know the tripod mounting bolt size on the AT Voyager mount. I have heard M10, but it seems to be larger than that. Also, does anyone know of adapters to mount the Voyager on a surveyor tripod like the Oberwerk?

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#2 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Hi - anyone know the tripod mounting bolt size on the AT Voyager mount. I have heard M10, but it seems to be larger than that. Also, does anyone know of adapters to mount the Voyager on a surveyor tripod like the Oberwerk?

Thanks!
Dave


David:

Hello and Welcome to Cloudy Nights... :waytogo:

I don't know the actual diameter, I thought they used the standard 3/8-16 Bogen Tripod mount thread. ???

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#3 davelid

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Nope, it is larger than that. I miked it at .484"

#4 RTLR 12

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

.484 is 12 mm.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Yep, 12mm. Wondering about thread pitch, etc.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

If it's a very coarse thread, it's probably 1.75, but there is 1.5 and 1.0 as well.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

I used a cast iron end cap from an old weight bench as an adapter to put my Voyager on a Oberwerk tripod. It was a perfect fit. The star shaped spin on end caps from the modern barbells I use would have worked as well. David

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

I just measured the bolt from my Voyager mount. I have the very earliest version of the mount and I am assuming that the mounting bolt size is the same as the current version. It is a 10mm x 1.5. As for an adapter, I don't think there is anything ready to go. I know that there was a long thread about the Voyager quite a while back that had some really good info regarding adapting it to an Oberwerk tripod. Some BIG washers and a strong mending strip and a drill should do the job. :grin: Good luck.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

I just used some big washers.
http://www.cloudynig...ber/5016694/...

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Mine was M10.

#11 davelid

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Finally went to the big box store and tried the bolt, it is M10x1.5. Thanks Slack.

NOW the question is - does anyone know of an adapter that I could use so I can put AT Voyager on a Manfroto tripod with the 3/8-16 bolt?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

This is the spacer I made to fit my Oberwerk tripod.
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