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mistyridge
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Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? new
      #5854143 - 05/11/13 05:12 PM

Since I have only seen pictures of the Atlas AZ/EQG(also applies to Skywatcher version) I can't tell what type of clutch it has. Does it employ a slip clutch like the Losmandy G11? Or is it a positve lock type (all on or all off) as found on most Celestron mounts?

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mistyridge
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Re: Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5855625 - 05/12/13 02:35 PM

I guess this mount is not out yet so nobody has one to give me an answer.

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rmollise
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Re: Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5855711 - 05/12/13 03:16 PM

The mount is out. The clutches are the same as on the Atlas.

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mistyridge
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Re: Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? [Re: rmollise]
      #5855805 - 05/12/13 03:48 PM

Thanks Rod.

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Re: Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5857111 - 05/13/13 10:02 AM

As Rod said, "same as the Atlas," which means that the clutch presses a brass button against the surface of the ring gear drum in order to engage. The pressure that can be applied is variable.

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Re: Atlas AZ/EQG type of clutch? new [Re: EFT]
      #5859109 - 05/14/13 02:53 AM

That was what thought, not a total all on or all off, in reading other users experience.

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