Making my scope mobile
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:33 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:35 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:39 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:30 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:50 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
The hinges on the CGEM are pretty beefy, but I agree I would be more comfortable if the tripod legs were clamped to the struts or as you suggest there were ring clamps on the legs putting the load down on the struts. Either can be easily done. I just have to decide which method is simplest to implement.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:08 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:50 PM
I feel more comfortable about it also. This added about $9 to the cost of this project, which without the cost of the cart comes to about $35 and some spare wood.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:32 PM
Given that the cart does double duty for me, I find it affordable. It does move easily around the yard. But I would warn you that making it top heavy with the mount and scope will make you want to move it slowly and carefully or else it could topple over.