Re: Quick Release Gearbox Modification for Older AP1600


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Frank, that is genius

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Jack Huerkamp <Mallincamusa@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:24:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Quick Release Gearbox Modification for Older AP1600
 

Frank,

 

Thanks for pointing this out.  I have many of these long clamps in my shop and I never thought about using them to slide the OTAs on the saddles or move the parallel saddle bars using one of them.  That will be a big help

 

Jack

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Widmann
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Quick Release Gearbox Modification for Older AP1600

 

I meant to post this earlier. With side by side configurations achieving vertical balance in declination is always a challenge, particularly when you change imaging equipment. Getting a heavy equipment load on the side by side dovetail plate to slide a precise distance in the saddle plate can be frustrating. My solution is to use a clamp with hand hand grip. The soft shoes on the grip prevent any damage and allow you to engage the dovetail on one side and the saddle on the other. 


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