Re: Dovelm162 springs too short or assembled wrong?
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Knobs up or sideways not a problem. All my springs and clamps still work as they always have – and should. Well, I think so. Haven’t used that mount in a couple of years now.
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M Hambrick wrote:
Ø Hi Linwood
I appreciate the approach, but my heavier OTA is a C11 (with train about 40#) and has no rings, just a dovetail screwed to the OTA side. Changing to mounting rings and a long solid Dovetail would add probably 15 pounds to the setup (based on Bisque’s rings). I see where it’s possible with my TV NP101is, but it would be pretty tedious compared to just sitting it into the saddle and tightening (plus the 101 is really light in comparison).
Because I set up and tear down every (clear) night, every little bit of time saved helps. For that reason I also try to leave the imaging train attached when I remove the OTA, so the rotation is still set for the next night (assuming same target; manual rotation only for me).
So this relatively little spring issue spurred more interest than I expect and I am now curious. It sounds like the manufacture is unchanged, but also people indicate they don’t have the issue. Is it that the issue is moot, or it doesn’t exist?
On mine if I do that the spring stops holding it with the clamp extending into the saddle’s gap by about 1/8”, enough to keep a dovetail from dropping in. It’s really about that close, it is not much.
But some of you have versions where that is not true? Or just your use makes it moot (e.g. knobs down it would not matter)?