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    Hi Forum !

    I'm a quite long time owner of R-D16 rotator.
    I love it but there is one thing that bothers me a little.


    Between each detent, it looks like there is 5 moving range (not sure if I am understandable !!)

    When the rotator lock knob is not screwed in, the rotator can be turned a bit (about 5 degrees) if touched.

    Is this normal? I did not notice this before (usualy I use 60 detent, and I recently noticed this while playing with the 3.5 detent).

    Thx // Greg

  • #2
    Hi again.. here is a video explaination of what is happening...



    thx again if anyone can help

    Greg

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zenalien View Post
      Hi Forum !

      I'm a quite long time owner of R-D16 rotator.
      I love it but there is one thing that bothers me a little.


      Between each detent, it looks like there is 5 moving range (not sure if I am understandable !!)

      When the rotator lock knob is not screwed in, the rotator can be turned a bit (about 5 degrees) if touched.

      Is this normal? I did not notice this before (usualy I use 60 detent, and I recently noticed this while playing with the 3.5 detent).

      Thx // Greg
      Hi Greg,

      It is not normal. DO this test. Lock the rotator lock and see if your can still move the roator. It seems that the screws inside get loose.

      Nick
      Fanotec
      We listen. We try harder.

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      • #4
        Hi Nick, and thank you for your fast reply.

        I allready this, test, in fact, this is whatr I say on the video at about 10 seconds.

        Another thing, if you look on the video, between 15 and 20 seconds, you can see that the internal part of the rotator (aluminium color) is also moving (watch inside the 45 hole).

        Do you think this issue could be easily solved ?

        Thank you // Greg

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        • #5
          Hi again..

          FYI I added some annotations on the video, just incase I was not clear enough.

          thx// Greg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zenalien View Post
            Hi Nick, and thank you for your fast reply.

            I allready this, test, in fact, this is whatr I say on the video at about 10 seconds.

            Another thing, if you look on the video, between 15 and 20 seconds, you can see that the internal part of the rotator (aluminium color) is also moving (watch inside the 45 hole).

            Do you think this issue could be easily solved ?

            Thank you // Greg
            the fix is easy. you need to disassemble the rotator. contact me in email, I will give you some instruction.
            my mail
            is nick
            at fanotec
            .com

            nick
            Fanotec
            We listen. We try harder.

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            • #7
              ok I fixed th e problem.. thx Nick & Mauro.

              What I did, if ever anyone got the same problem :
              -Disassembled everything
              -then screwed back those 2 screws (red circle)

              thx again for the help
              Last edited by zenalien; 07-14-2011, 09:14 PM. Reason: bad image link

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