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Re: [Losmandy_users] Play in Latitude Axis


Jan 14, 2001

 


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#2042 Jan 14, 2001

I just noticed that my G11 has some play in the latitude adjustment

axis. The movement seems to be around the axis of the two large Hex

head machine bolts that hold the axle in place. I can move the mount

approximately 1/4 degree. This would appear to be excessive. But,

surely this can't be from wear because altitude adjustment, once made

doesn't have to be moved (unless I move very far from this latitude).



I am not sure that it is affecting the operation of the mount, since

all the weight of the mount plus the OTA appears to always press down

on the same side (the north side) of this axis. At first I thought

that the large hexagonal head machine screws were locking screws, but

I can't believe they are due to the thickness of the flanges that

they lock against.



Is this play normal? Do I need to do anything about it?



Thanks



Wayne



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#2045 Jan 14, 2001

Mr. Wayne Rocheleau, (rolls off the tongue!)

I think this play is perfectly normal. Once the latitude (altitude?) is

set correctly and the bolts tightened there will be zero play. There is

only one one bolt that serves as the axis and the other is for locking

the piece in place.



Wayne Rocheleau wrote:

> I just noticed that my G11 has some play in the latitude adjustment

> axis. The movement seems to be around the axis of the two large Hex

> head machine bolts that hold the axle in place. I can move the mount

> approximately 1/4 degree. This would appear to be excessive. But,

> surely this can't be from wear because altitude adjustment, once made

> doesn't have to be moved (unless I move very far from this latitude).

>

> I am not sure that it is affecting the operation of the mount, since

> all the weight of the mount plus the OTA appears to always press down

> on the same side (the north side) of this axis. At first I thought

> that the large hexagonal head machine screws were locking screws, but

> I can't believe they are due to the thickness of the flanges that

> they lock against.

>

> Is this play normal? Do I need to do anything about it?

>

> Thanks

>

> Wayne

>

>

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