Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:45 AM
Just a quick question for CGE-Pro users. How tight do you keep the RA and DEC tightening knobs...as tight as possible, or less? I keep mine as tight as possible, but want to find out if less is more.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:54 AM
Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:48 PM
Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:38 AM
Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:59 AM
Clutches need to be tight enough to keep the mount from moving with a slight push, but loose enough that a good bump will allow the axis to slip. This is a safety feature in case the axis gets jammed by running into something. Unfortunately, the clutch knobs on the CGE Pro can be difficult to even hand tighten so ADM makes a tool for that. You just have to be careful to not use it to overtighten the knobs.
BTW, do not use the clutches to make up for very poor balance. That's never a good idea and will lead eventually to damage to the clutches and possibly to the motor/gear train.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:37 AM