Quote:Hi,Also, I think that it is more clumsy to carry than the svp mount. The svp mount has a leg right in front of due north so it is easy to carry it with the counterweight. The cg5 has its legs on either side of north (I guess nw and ne) when picking it up the weight makes it quite heavy.I hope I've described clearly what I've experienced.Clear skiesItz
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Quote:The stiffness is probably due a poor fit of the worm wheel/clutch drum in the RA housing casting. If it doesn't effect tracking (it's locked in place when the clutch is engaged) it's not critical. Makes getting the balance right a PITA, but the solution is a tear down and lapping it to a good fit.I've seen them so bad they can't be separated without 30 minutes in the oven.
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