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Quote:I guess what I am after is what should my leg spread be to be stable?
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Quote:I would not sweat it and just use it.
Quote:Also, to achieve better balance with a smaller load bearing area your counterweights would need to be closer in weight to your OTA assy and placed equidistant from the center to equalize the leverage.
Quote:Jeff, I don't understand this part. I thought as long as you have the same Moment (weight x distance), the load will be centered on the azimuth axis. So, you can use the same weight at the same distance from center, or half the weight at double the distance.
Quote:A 2" pipe will have 1.33x the area of a 1.5" pipe. I'm assuming friction is directly proportional to area here (correct me if I'm wrong). So, a mount with 1.5" pipe fittings will have 33% more friction than one made with 2" parts. While less desirable, I think it is still usable.
Quote:Thanks for all the help guys, I will post photos when I am done.