Re: leveling the RAPAS on Mach2


On Dec 23, 2020, at 10:21 AM, Don Anderson via <jockey_ca@...> wrote:

The AP portable pier has quite a bit of adjustment range using the turnbuckles for leveling the top plate.

Don - I was going to mention the slight leveling capability, but it is not relevant to the OP (fixed wood Tak tripod) and is tangential to the topic.

Fwiw, I find using the turnbuckles only gives me a tiny amount of movement.  
In the 15 years I’ve been setting up the portable pier w/ AP1200 at a location for public outreach the pavement is never flat enough and I need a shim.   I’ve given up on the turnbuckles, and just shim it.  Much faster setup time. 

Don Anderson

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 10:00:40 a.m. MST, Jeffc <jeffcrilly@...> wrote:

Fwiw...  I use an AP portable pier which does not have level adjustment.   I’m more concerned with weight imbalance but I also prefer a level pier when imagining.   

So... I level the pier with a plastic bubble level (or iPhone measure app) and some thin hardwood “shims” under one (or two) of legs as needed.  


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