Re: custom hook to hang the keypad
Great idea, Tony.
We should also warn AP keypad-owners that the actual “sliding hook” on the keypad is “extremely” thin, fragile, and brittle, so it can easily snap while trying to hang the keypad, unless a “Carabiner Hook” is used – as you did.
The AP sliding hook should have been made of a flexible nylon, or stainless steel.
I snapped mine while trying to align it in the dark, on a tripod’s hanger like yours. Just a slight twist, and it snapped. Then I had to epoxy a plastic support backing onto the broken keypad’s hook, to give it extra strength in order to prevent a repeat disaster.
Otherwise, the huge keypad and its coiled cable would then become a “coat-pocket” item, for the tethered observer :-(
Your Carabiner provides the needed flexibility, to prevent such a likely breakage.
From: Harley Davidson
Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:48 PM
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Subject: [ap-gto] custom hook to hang the keypad
I made a custom "hook" to hang the keypad from that uses one of the 1/4"/20 holes in the Mach2 mount. It can be scaled to any mount though. And it require no tools.