Poor Man's Pier Adapter for EQ6/ EQG
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:04 AM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:23 AM
What is it?
I have been tryng to figure out a diy solution for mine.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:52 AM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:55 AM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:00 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:01 PM
Ahh, great idea, unfortunately I did not get a tripod with mine
It's the mount base at the top of the tripod. Remove the tripod legs and you have an adapter plate.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:31 AM
Also, I have read a few places that you want to have your leveling bolts be as short as possible. You hade a really sturdy pier. And then at the top of it the only thing supporting the mount for 6 inches or so( guessing from your picture) is a couple of bolts. The bolts are long and spindly, at least compared to the pier, so using as little length as possible would be prudent I think.
That being said, this is a fantastic idea. I literally face palmed myself when I saw this. A couple of brackets to hold down the head and you are golden, what genius! One could even get a spare tripod used for least than the cost of a pier plate.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:03 AM
I did something very similar out of wood. A 12" stool seat makes a great pier plate.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:10 PM
Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:14 PM
I'm lucky enough to have a bench-top drill press. Good thing 'cause I can't drill a straight hole either.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 05:59 PM
Do you have anything to keep the tripod base from spinning on that metal plate? I have the pier adapter, and it spins easily in top of the tripod. Just curious if you encounter that same kind of problem or not.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:42 PM
Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:55 PM