Atlas/EQ6 Pier collision! Am I ok?
Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:41 AM
The motors were pushing against an unmovable object for 3 hours.... My heart sank when I saw it. Batteries are dead so I can't try it out yet, will I be ok?
Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:43 AM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:48 AM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:56 AM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:40 AM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:04 PM
Initial test indicates all is well, no weird sounds coming from the motors at least. Sure was scary though!
Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:31 PM
Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:30 PM
With my mount I don't tighten up the clutches too firm on purpose so that if something like this happens, I hope, It will help preventing damage. Do you guys ever do that?
Most people actually overtighten the clutches on their mounts, particularly if they are unable to balance the mount well. In mounts like this that use ring gears, overtightening the clutch can actually deform the ring gear enough to cause error. The ideal tightness for clutches is enough to keep the axis from moving with a light tap but not so much that it will not move with a harder push (or a tripod collision).