I'm trying to figure out how to build a really stable spreader solution for the Losmandy LW tripod:
I will be removing the upper, flimsy metal triangle thingy holding the legs at distance, and putting the spreader down closer to the ground. I spoke with Losmandy, they had never heard of any such a spreader nor had any ideas.
This thread comes close:
I need ideas for parts, particularly how to clamp securely on the rectangle legs. Also, I don't think cable/wire is stable enough, I really want to eliminate vibration for imaging as much as possible. I have an old CG-5 Tripod with a TPI spreader bar and tray I use now, and the thing is rock solid stable. I have a heavy DC battery I want to place on a tray (I'll make a simple wood platform probably).
I could re-purpose the arms and center piece of the TPI spreader, but thinking I'd like to have this tripod on its own.
I contacted Dave at TPI Astro, he's never made one for that tripod.
Thanks for ideas, or any other vendor that maybe has something that will work on this tripod.
Edited by cfichter, 07 June 2017 - 10:49 PM.