Not with the weight of the C14, this kept all the table hinge pins and scissor bars
and everything tight. I had no problems, with damping times zero even at high power.
It worked extremely well. If anything there was a little sway, if you gave it a shove it
would move, give it a push and it probably would have toppled over and I would be
responsible for destroying a National Treasure. I didn't know just how much of a push
but I sensed it would not have been much with the table at full height.
I also owned the tripod for the C14 and it was far better and completely without fear
to use. The hydraulic table you needed to pay attention when using like always lower
before moving the unit, and not to open the valve too much when lowering, etc.
Faced with the choice of using the hydraulic table and out my shop doorway and
observing in 5 minutes, or unforking the optical tube and reforking every time I wanted
to use the scope, I chose the former.
Edited by clamchip, 11 January 2022 - 04:46 PM.