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CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob

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#1 Irregulus

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

I just put my new CPC800 together and the way they mounted the controller bracket, the controller is in the way of getting a good grip on the declination lock knob. Anyone done a work-around? Velcro to arm? :confused:

#2 dragonslayer1

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

If its like a CPC 9.25 the mount for controller bracket is part of the mold for side piece, it sounds like they molded side piece wrong. I would call them and see what they say.

#3 CharlesW

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

You're right about it being too close to the clutch knob and it looks to be way too fragile. But, once I get my scope powered up, I'm done using the clutch knobs. Skewing at the 9 speed is fast enough for me. Wait till you put it on a wedge, there really is no place to put the HC.

#4 Irregulus

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:07 AM

I guess that I'll just get used to it.

#5 Steve Daniel

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

I velcro'ed a lanyard loop to mine and now hang it on a hook I crafted to fit into the molded receptacle for the controller bracket. Tossed the bracket - one less piece of plastic to worry with...

#6 Irregulus

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

Steve - I think that's a great idea. Thanks. :jump:


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