Re: Question: How do I safety replace the CW shaft adapter

Cheng-Yang Tan

Hi Roland,
   So I don't need to disengage the clutches or the gear box?

   I can definitely tap with the best of 'em :)


On Monday, May 24, 2021, 10:08:48 AM CDT, Roland Christen via <chris1011@...> wrote:

Tap the Allen wrench with a hammer and it will loosen the adapter.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cheng-Yang Tan via <cytan299@...>
Sent: Mon, May 24, 2021 8:42 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Question: How do I safety replace the CW shaft adapter

Hi guys,
   I just received the new AP1100 CW shaft adapter with SS insert and I want to replace the existing one without the SS insert. I removed the CW shaft and my telescope and then in the park 3 position,  I inserted an allen wrench into the holes of the adapter and applied some force. Nothing moved. I didn't want to apply more persuasion because I was afraid to damage the gears because the clutches were still engaged and so were the spring loaded gear boxes.

   So before, I apply more persuasion, what is the safe way to do this without damaging anything?

Thanks for any advice.


Roland Christen

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