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#26 Mike W

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 05:20 PM

Lookin’ good Mike! I got a nice soft tripod case with shoulder strap to keep my Gibralter tripod in. The mount goes in a Pelican case. They make transport a whole lot easier.

What make is that tripod bag?
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

What make is that tripod bag?
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Ruggard.

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:04 PM

My Gibralter has the double locks on each leg and didn't need an upgrade kit. I wonder if they made different versions?

Rolo, could you please post a couple photos of your Gibraltar? I'm particularly interested in the double locks, az. bearing and alt. bearings, when it was manufactured. That is one style Gib. I have not had and am trying to put together a simple timeline of the different style Gibraltars.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

I talked to Paul at Televue today about the different style Gibraltar mounts and basically:
 
1. Pre 1990's post style azimuth bearing, large altitude bearings, single leg locks.
 
2. 90's on -telepod style head with double leg locks.
 
3. Current Gibraltar HD4- telepod head on heavier duty tripod (Berlbach) with short pier.
 
4. Current HD5- Much larger head with telepod size altitude bearings but massive azimuth bearing & H/D Berlbach tripod w/ pier.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:07 PM

Here are some pics of mine. It came wit a TV102 Brass Model. Pretty sure its from after 2000.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

A few more. Hope these Help. As far as a manufacturing date I believe it from after 2000 based on the scope's serial number...

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 06:09 PM

Thanks Rolo, definitely fits with the timeline.I see it has the holes for a handle (option) though I don't think that's needed with a 4" scope.
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Edited by Mike W, 30 November 2018 - 06:14 PM.

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