Sunday, April 15, 2012

repaired counter weight bolt

Repaired the thumb screw for the counter weight. For the loan program Orion mount with the StellarVue refractor. Took me a while though. My plan was to glue the inside of the plastic handle but I wanted a strong support, a cross member. I had successfully drilled a small hole through the middle of the bolt which fit a small nail. I then used epoxy glue and filled the void of the handle. As planned, the glue level cover the nail-pin. It should work! Thanks to Phil and Tony for their support.

I also removed the drive motors. Stupid things didn't work. John said it was OK to hang onto them.

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