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Phil
12-01-2010, 10:45 AM
Nick,

How much weight can the rotator support in this picture? It's harder to rotate with the stress added in a horizontal position and I don't want to find the limit on my own. ;-)

Thanks,
Phil

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i174/JokerHeli/temp/NN-Rotator-Stress.jpg

nick fan
12-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Nick,

How much weight can the rotator support in this picture? It's harder to rotate with the stress added in a horizontal position and I don't want to find the limit on my own. ;-)

Thanks,
Phil


I have no idea. it is not designed to do so. Use it at your own risk.
Indeed, I think Manfrotto will advise your not to use their tripod in this way. I am not sure how much torque the top disk can withstand.
what is your purpose in this configuration?

Nick

badders
12-02-2010, 12:11 AM
Think you're on your own there Phil! When it does snap, be sure to tell us at what point for reference! :th_wink:

hindenhaag
12-02-2010, 02:14 AM
Hi Phil,

to me it looks like a NN Rotator? I have done test with Gitzo horizontal arms two combine for around 90 cm. The system bended down and I needed counter weights. For me personally, and I have done several tests with poles and horizontal arms. In this position also the manfrotto N300 rotator moves in itself to the side. May I ask why you like to use this construction? I would only add a low price camera on top. And a counter weight as well. Just think of wind etc.

In case you really want or have to use it like this, it might be safer to just use a rotator without click options.

http://www.feisol.de/feisol-panoramadrehteller-pb70-p-17.html

Regards,
Heinz