JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Quote:I wonder if you might have an problem with a bad bearing surface???
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:Any you guys are using, say, 200x or higher power and do not experience any stiction, backlash or overruns??Much thanks,Dave
Binoculars: Miyauchi Saturn III - 33/39/50/71/150x100, WO 22x70ED, Fujinon 16x70 FMT-SX Pentax 10x50 PCF-V, 10x43 DCF-SP, 6.5x21 Papilio
Nikon 10x35 EII, 7x35 E, 8x30 EII, 8x23CF AS Diplomat
B&L 7x26 Custom
Scopes: C9.25, TMB130SS/FT, SV80S-LOMO 80/480
Quote:This is the thrust bearing I used:http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Thrust/Kit8670I'm very happy with the results. Smooth even at 300x.Rich
A-P 130GT 8" EDGE HD AVX AP Wood Tripod
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Quote:Rich, quite honestly, it seems to me that that would eliminate all tension and your scope would be free-floating in the alt axis. No?
It looks like you removed the teflon bearing on this bolt. Yes?