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#1 range88

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:12 AM

First generation sold out quickly, please see here.

Now we have 2nd gen, changes:

1. 3 ball-bearing grooves instead of 1.

2. Larger ball-bearings and 1 set more.

3. Remove the redundunt locking ring.

4. Modified top plate to accept Rainbow.

5. 0.5mm larger in column diameter.

Result is a more stable and a bit lighter? column.


Edited by range88, 06 September 2021 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:16 AM

Terms and conditions remain the same.

Price is $1050+3% to your door through paypal. 

Open for pre-order, a $50 earnest money required.

Message me if interested.


Edited by range88, 06 September 2021 - 05:25 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:19 AM

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 06:59 PM

If you can send me RMB through Alipay or something, I will grant you a handsome discount.
There is a known case using wise.com through Alipay by one of the members here, and I successful received the money in CNY.

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Posted 07 September 2021 - 11:00 PM

 

Now that is a thing of beauty! I've never seen anything quite like it. Deposit placed. 

 

edit: Well, except for beautiful version 1!

 


Now we have 2nd gen, changes:

1. 3 ball-bearing grooves instead of 1.

2. Larger ball-bearings and 1 set more.

3. Remove the redundunt locking ring.

4. Modified top plate to accept Rainbow.

5. 0.5mm larger in column diameter.

Result is a more stable and a bit lighter? column.

 

I don't understand "1 set more" (ball bearings)?

 

Are there 4 sets, three of which run in vertical grooves? Or does one groove have two sets of bearings?


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:00 AM

It would be helpful for our planning how to attach our mounts if you can post here a drawing with dimensions of the detacheable head piece and its openings. Also, one can need more than one head piece to keep with different mounts. What would be the cost of an extra piece?



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Posted 16 September 2021 - 03:17 AM

Now that is a thing of beauty! I've never seen anything quite like it. Deposit placed. 

 

edit: Well, except for beautiful version 1!

 

 

 

I don't understand "1 set more" (ball bearings)?

 

Are there 4 sets, three of which run in vertical grooves? Or does one groove have two sets of bearings?

There are 3 sets 12 ball bearings in total.


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Posted 16 September 2021 - 07:00 AM

It would be helpful for our planning how to attach our mounts if you can post here a drawing with dimensions of the detacheable head piece and its openings. Also, one can need more than one head piece to keep with different mounts. What would be the cost of an extra piece?

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 07:00 AM

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:07 AM

There are 3 sets 12 ball bearings in total.

I understand now! 3 sets of 4 bearings in each of three grooves! Very nice! I was confused because I often hear of a single complete bearing spoken of as a "bearing set" (one "bearing set" containing inner and out races plus the rollers or balls).

 

This sounds like delicious overkill! A variable speed motordrive running on internal Li-ion batteries that could replace the crank handle would be an interesting mod. grin.gif



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Posted 17 September 2021 - 02:41 AM

I understand now! 3 sets of 4 bearings in each of three grooves! Very nice! I was confused because I often hear of a single complete bearing spoken of as a "bearing set" (one "bearing set" containing inner and out races plus the rollers or balls).

 

This sounds like delicious overkill! A variable speed motordrive running on internal Li-ion batteries that could replace the crank handle would be an interesting mod. grin.gif

I like pure mechanical systems. They never go down as far as you don't.


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Posted 17 September 2021 - 04:42 PM

I like pure mechanical systems. They never go down as far as you don't.

I hear you but electromagnetism is pretty reliable! But, yeah, probably an unnecessary expense. I was just dreaming of mods while I wait. I'm pretty tall so if I'm going to share the view with a child it has to lower a long ways. Probably get a step platform too.

 

What is the production timing looking like? I need to upgrade my Gitzo 3 Series tripod to a 5 series (and make sure I have the needed adapters) so it would be helpful to have an approximate date of availability. Just a rough idea, because I have no idea what kind of schedule this might be on.



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Posted 03 October 2021 - 10:28 AM

Any updates on production?

 

Thanks!


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Posted 08 October 2021 - 08:20 PM

Any updates on production?

Thanks!

CNC the parts.
Factory are experiencing power shortage these days.
So expecting some delay.

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 12:33 PM

CNC the parts.
Factory are experiencing power shortage these days.
So expecting some delay.

 

Thanks for the update! 

 

I've heard about the power shortages in the area, it must be difficult. 

 

Please keep us updated.



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Posted 15 November 2021 - 06:33 AM

The columns will probably be finished by this weekend.
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Posted 18 November 2021 - 08:49 AM

The columns will probably be finished by this weekend.

 

That's good news. Are they sold out yet or were a few extra made?

 

I'm just wondering if people are aware such a nice heavy-duty center column is available and whether a notice should be posted in the binocular forum for giant binocular users?

 

Do the forum rules permit that?



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:52 AM

The column is ready, Please check your inbox.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:55 AM

That's good news. Are they sold out yet or were a few extra made?

I'm just wondering if people are aware such a nice heavy-duty center column is available and whether a notice should be posted in the binocular forum for giant binocular users?

Do the forum rules permit that?

I have shared something in the binos, otherwise no intention to advertise it.
Most people pay me usd which I have no direct use.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 09:05 AM

That's good news. Are they sold out yet or were a few extra made?

 

I'm just wondering if people are aware such a nice heavy-duty center column is available and whether a notice should be posted in the binocular forum for giant binocular users?

 

Do the forum rules permit that?

Have you checked the messages? I haven't heard from you.



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 01:14 PM

Have you checked the messages? I haven't heard from you.

 

Yes, I just read the message from yesterday. I will make payment now and supply info.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 22 November 2021 - 09:21 PM

Please note I no long accept new orders unless you can pay me RMB through wise or Alipay or whatever.

I have received too much USD and drained my RMB cash, probably wil take me years to spend all of them.


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Posted 22 November 2021 - 09:29 PM

Regarding how to pay by RMB, you can consult member DeltaElite.

He used https://wise.com/ and successfully send me RMB to my Alipay account.

And remember there will be a significant discount if you pay by RMB.


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Posted 22 November 2021 - 09:40 PM

If you want user report, please read the detailed review kindly provided by member Arsmachina at:

https://www.cloudyni...sd-bino/page-13

and

https://forum.astron...sd-bino.286660/

Please note the report was on the 1st edition.


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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:22 AM

The first batch has been ready for shippment, I'll probably ship them on this weekend.

Please note there are four parts in the carton box:

1. main body

2. the crank

3. the plastic bag containing the top screw and the crank locking screw

4. the carrying bag

I have put the plastic bag inside the pocket of the carrying bag in case you miss it.

Please see attached.

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