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#26 sftonkin

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Posted 02 March 2004 - 05:11 PM

Thanks, Barry; you have made it clear that I need to educate myself about how video heads work, esp. with respect to the "balance spring". I presume this is a spring that, like a counterweight, is designed to apply torque to the altitude axis in opposition to that applied by the weight of the binoc (as in "counterweight springs" in Tom Krajci's dob design)? If not, what does it do (or can you point me to a source of information on this sort of thing)?

I do like the look of your Lightspeed mount, especially wwith the altitude axis being so close to the centre of mass of the Miyauchis; I understand that these mounts are no longer in production?


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