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LX 200 10" GPS wobbles on Tripod

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#1 Martin Hoyle

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:58 PM

Bought  S/H Today Everything works But I can't tighten the Tripod Knob any further and I have a slight annoying Fork wobble!


What do I need to do or check


Thanks Martin?

#2 Martin Hoyle

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:43 AM

Problem Solved 19 mm Ring Spanner or Socket Tightens Things up Nicely!

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:28 AM


Often times I  have to lift the entire unit, then return it to the ground and I can tighten it further by hand. I think the leg spreader catches on a leg making it hard to turn.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

I find kicking each leg out in turn while tightening it up helps a lot.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:08 PM

I use a half inch nut in place of the scope and tighten the legs while it is still easy to lift the whole thing.  I then lengthen the legs to whatever height I need and make the mounting base as level as possible.  Only then do I take the nut off and install the scope and tighten it down.  It sounds like a wasted step, but I really like the thought that there will be no adjustment required with the scope mounted to the tripod.

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 11:07 PM

I found that the center of my 10" LX200 protruded slightly and it would rotate after alignment. Although Meade took it back for repair, they didn't fix it. I gave up on them and cut a big shim with a hole in the center to go between the fork and the tripod. Kind of kludgey but this allowed the fork to clamp properly. The brass shim also has tabs to hold it in place while transporting.

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