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Do wheelie bars add instability

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#1 Scott Rose

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

I am considering an 8" to 10" sct.  With the 8" lx90' I can probably carry it.  But for the larger scopes I would consider using wheelie bars.  My question is, do these add instability into the system, like vibration.  if I can get a little more aperture without sacrificing stability, it may be worth it. 

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#2 rkaufmann87

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

They don't add stability however if you have your tripod attached to it well such as using tie down straps to affix the tripod to the wheelie bar and then once in place put some tripod anti-vibration pads on the pavement under the wheelie bar then it's pretty good. Also, the higher the tripod is extended the more vibration you could be introducing. Try to get it as close to the ground as possible.  


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#3 SomeDoSomeDont

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

Wheelie bars are a small trailer to get your scope where you can use it in your yard.

Here is an absurd example. My 12.5" f/8 on Meade mount on AP10" portable pier in my yard.

 

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