CGX mount to tripod getting stuck
Posted 11 April 2021 - 08:59 PM
Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:15 PM
I have a CGX and tripod. I have never had an issue putting it together. Something is not right somewhere on yours. Mine fit on the tripod with a slight looseness. I can rotate it if needed with no binding what so ever.
Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:23 PM
Clean the underside of the mount with emery cloth. Possibly the tripod male also...and don't be timid. A very (very) slight slick of good grease may help also. It worked for me.
Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:30 PM
Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:53 PM
Posted 11 April 2021 - 09:54 PM
Take a bar of Ivory soap and liberally rub mount and tripod. This will act as a lubricant without the grease. I lube mine up about every six months. Makes precisely adjusting RA frictionless.
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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:38 AM
It's aluminum. It won't rust.
The soap treatment is a great idea.
Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:29 PM
As mentioned, once you have the mount on the tripod, check that it will rotate freely.
if it’s tight , take a narrow piece of paper and run it around the interface between the mount and tripod to identify if there is a particular tight spot.
Check the lip of the mount to make sure there is not a burr or sharp edge .
it should be radiused slightly to allow an easy slip on to the tripod.
make sure the screw clearance holes in the mount don’t have burrs or raised lip on the inside.
Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:44 PM
Posted 13 April 2021 - 10:43 AM
As a matter of fact, I leave the head on the mount all the time while using the cgx at home.
yes, it is a bit of a load to carry, but saves some setup time and encourages me to stay in shape so I can carry it.
only time I break it down is for trips to dark sites.
Posted 14 April 2021 - 08:39 AM
I'm now so happy I took the hour or so to get a series of different grain sandpapers and sand it down. I got it to where with just a little twist and spin, the mount comes right off. I applied a thin level of grease to make it even more agreeable.
I had no unintended consequences from this alteration. And the angst I had from the notion of removing the mount is gone. I was actually scared to remove the mount prior to the sanding.
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