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#1 Kunama

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 06:16 AM

Another gadget from "Kunama Optics"  :cool:

 

After testing the AZ-EQ6 GT with the TOA130NFB recently, both Phil and I agreed that the EQ6 tripod suffers from Delirium Tremens with the image bouncing about anytime the focuser is touched......

 

Today's weather gave me the ideal opportunity to do a little bit of DIY....

 

The spreader has quick release clamps which allow for varying the tension easily, the bars are 16mm square solid bar and all fittings are stainless steel...

Time taken: 5 hours
Material cost: $84.75
Other consumables: 2 x Stella Artois, Autosol Paste, Lots of "Elbow Grease"

 

 

Next on the agenda is a bracket for the AZEQ6 hand control to be mounted on the head not the tripod.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:50 AM

Nice looking fabrication! :waytogo:

I replaced the thin-walled s.s. tubing with significantly heavier gauge tubing which for me was a much simpler/quicker alternative for greater stability - the NEQ6 mount & tripod then carried a C14 for about 5 years without any shimmying etc. ;)
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Posted 20 November 2016 - 09:15 AM

Sweet looking ride for your Taks! Nice work!  :bow:


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 01:07 AM

Only two beers in 5 hours? That's the real feat!

Where did you get those quick release clamps? They look very handy



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:19 AM

Only two beers in 5 hours? That's the real feat!

Where did you get those quick release clamps? They look very handy

Here in Australia when we refer 'a beer' we are talking of a carton of them  :cool:

 

The clamps are lighting clamps by Litecraft..



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:37 AM

 

Only two beers in 5 hours? That's the real feat!

Where did you get those quick release clamps? They look very handy

Here in Australia when we refer 'a beer' we are talking of a carton of them  :cool:

 

The clamps are lighting clamps by Litecraft..

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:44 PM

Clamp up closer and more personal:

 

 

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