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amaimani

issues with star adventurer clutch mount

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Hi everyone,

I just bought myself the Skywatcher star adventurer and am not able to loosen the clutch knob. When I rotate the clutch knob, everything else rotates with it including the polar scope. I have tried to loosen it, but it is not working. I am wondering if it is somehow jammed or not. I have tried to hold the mounting platform firm while rotating the clutch counter clockwise or clockwise but with no success.

Can someone help please

 

Cheers Abdul

 

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Have a look at this, might be of some use to you,

 

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This is quite common apparently and happened to me just last week. I couldn’t release it using the method in the YouTube video but did succeed by gripping one of the raised ‘fins’ on the clutch knob with a pair of pliers having first protected the plastic with a piece of, cloth. A slightly risky procedure perhaps but it did move without too much force.

good luck Abdul

Kerry 

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Gents, tsk a lot.. The video was really helpful and sorted out the problem. 

You guys are awesome 

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4 minutes ago, amaimani said:

Gents, tsk a lot.. The video was really helpful and sorted out the problem. 

You guys are awesome 

Glad you're sorted and welcome to SGL, don't be a stranger.

Dave

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I highly appreciate your support and will be gazing a lot around the forums to catch up with all of you, HOPEFULLY.

Abdul

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Done you a like to get you off of 0 :grin:

Dave

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1 hour ago, Davey-T said:

Done you a like to get you off of 0 :grin:

me to 😀 he is well and truly up and running now 

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Welcome to the Lounge Abdul and glad to see your problem solved :)

Steve

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On 22/01/2019 at 13:47, sloz1664 said:

Welcome to the Lounge Abdul and glad to see your problem solved :)

Steve

thanks a lot Steve. Now I just need some filters to cut all this light pollution around me. 

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Hi Abdul, I use the IDAS range of LP filters and find very good indeed.

Steve

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