Re: Help - Counterweight shaft stuck to Mach 1 counterweight adapter.
You may be right Joe, but the threads are not that tight going on, so I assumed it must have been stiction. Of course, in reality it is a combination of both causes. In a warm environment like direct sunlight, the aluminum disk adapter, will expand quicker and to a larger extent than the steel shaft, so the bind will be reinforced when things cool down. My case was in the house with the entire mount at room temperature. I also didn't torque the shaft on, more than finger tight, since at the time it happened, I was trying something temporary, for a few minutes, and really didn't need the shaft on very firmly. Thus, I don't think the cause was the threads. Mind you, my adapter wasn't on in a death grip, and with a bit or work, I eventually managed to separate the parts. A Teflon washer really should be applied to the shaft's end. Imagine being in the field, and you couldn't dismantle the mount. The entire DEC assembly would ride home in the back seat.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Anyway, I think we have all come up with some good approaches to the problem, and perhaps raised it up a notch for AP's attention.
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From: "JoeMize" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Help - Counterweight shaft stuck to Mach 1 counterweight adapter.
JoeZ, I understand your problem better having read the other posts. I had