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Irregulus
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Reged: 06/17/10

Loc: Tomball, Texas
CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob
      #5710218 - 03/03/13 09:43 AM

I just put my new CPC800 together and the way they mounted the controller bracket, the controller is in the way of getting a good grip on the declination lock knob. Anyone done a work-around? Velcro to arm?

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dragonslayer1
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Reged: 02/25/12

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Re: CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob new [Re: Irregulus]
      #5710289 - 03/03/13 10:20 AM

If its like a CPC 9.25 the mount for controller bracket is part of the mold for side piece, it sounds like they molded side piece wrong. I would call them and see what they say.

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CharlesW
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Reged: 11/02/12

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Re: CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob new [Re: dragonslayer1]
      #5710421 - 03/03/13 11:13 AM

You're right about it being too close to the clutch knob and it looks to be way too fragile. But, once I get my scope powered up, I'm done using the clutch knobs. Skewing at the 9 speed is fast enough for me. Wait till you put it on a wedge, there really is no place to put the HC.

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Irregulus
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Reged: 06/17/10

Loc: Tomball, Texas
Re: CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob new [Re: CharlesW]
      #5711968 - 03/04/13 06:07 AM

I guess that I'll just get used to it.

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Steve Daniel
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Reged: 06/03/12

Loc: Austin, TX
Re: CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob new [Re: Irregulus]
      #5712411 - 03/04/13 12:22 PM

I velcro'ed a lanyard loop to mine and now hang it on a hook I crafted to fit into the molded receptacle for the controller bracket. Tossed the bracket - one less piece of plastic to worry with...

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Irregulus
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Reged: 06/17/10

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Re: CPC800 controller bracket blocks dec knob new [Re: Steve Daniel]
      #5719948 - 03/08/13 07:43 AM

Steve - I think that's a great idea. Thanks.

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