Re: Help - Counterweight shaft stuck to Mach 1 counterweight adapter.


Joe Zeglinski
 

Hi Rich & Joe M.

I don't think that the threads themselves are actually the cause of jamming the shaft stuck to the DEC shaft adapter (mating) flange.

When this happened to my AP-900 mount, it seemed to me that the "flat end annulus" at the end of the shaft was jammed up against the similar flat surface of the adapter. Effectively, this is surface to surface "stiction". Perhaps applying Chapstick to the flat mating surfaces might prevent a reoccurrence of this, acting just like a Teflon washer. Then again, I wonder if something equally nasty might happen with frozen Chapstic in winter. However, I don't like the idea of anything greasy on parts that an errant hand or fingers could contact during mount set-up, and might transfer to optics, etc.

Joe Z.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rich N" <rnapo@znet.com>
To: <ap-gto@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 1:34 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help - Counterweight shaft stuck to Mach 1 counterweight adapter.


Sorry about the "empty post".

Once you get the shaft un-stuck, a little Chapstick on the threads
works wonders.

Rich

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