Re: New member - advice on switching from G11 to AP900
Rolando,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
I have a great big wide smile,after reading this ... but I can't quite
jump into the air, until you clarify one more bit for me.
Both you and Roland use the word "LOOSEN ... the three (3) hand KNOBS on
the side of the pier" !
This is correct for a Losmandy mount/pier, but I just cannot see that
capability on the AP900.
The pier adapters (SPA or RPA), have SIX (6) button head SCREWS (not knobs) &
washers (5/16-18 x 5/8) which are used to attach the SPA to a standard AP/ATS
You actually have to "REMOVE", entirely, from the top sides of the pier
(pipe), these 6 screws (O.K. fewer, after you lose a few in the grass or
snow, at night).
So, where are these THREE (3) "hand KNOBS" which DO NOT require complete
removal from the AP pier? Roland also mentioned them, so my eyes must be
deceiving me - which also not good for my astronomy.
The only other attachment, above the pier, is the FOUR (4) knob set that holds
down the fork to the SPA.
I keep looking through the GTOCP3 manual (June 30, 2006), and I just can't
see any 3 knob set in any picture. If I could find these, - and if they do NOT
have to be completely removed each time - I would finally be convinced, that I
can make this mount actually, easily transportable between house and yard.
Eagerly awaiting further clarification,
----- Original Message -----
From: "uncarollo2" <chris1011@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:45 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re:New member - advice on switching from G11 to AP900
--- In ap-gto@..., "Rick K" <JunkMailGoesHere@...> wrote:You do not need two pier adapters even if you have two piers. The pier