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AdirondackAstro
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Reged: 06/06/11

Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
CG-4 Mount Gear locks?
      #5519896 - 11/14/12 06:15 PM

It seems that my gear locks seem to be slipping a bit on my CG-4 mount. They lock well enough to take long exposure images with my DSLR, but they don't seem to keep it from moving if much more weight/pressure is added to the mount. Is this just a limit for my mount or are my locks just wearing out? I've only had the scope for almost 10 months now.

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beatlejuice
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Reged: 04/05/11

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Re: CG-4 Mount Gear locks? new [Re: AdirondackAstro]
      #5520042 - 11/14/12 07:42 PM

I dont think the locks are wearing out. Sounds like a combination of reaching a maximum load and in particular re-balancing with a different load.

Eric


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AdirondackAstro
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Re: CG-4 Mount Gear locks? new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5520120 - 11/14/12 08:46 PM

Thank you, that helps put my mind at ease. I thought maybe I had stripped the gears on the mount.

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