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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
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    Hi again.. here is a video explaination of what is happening...



    thx again if anyone can help

    Greg
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    Quote 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



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    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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    Hi again..

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

    thx// Greg
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    Quote 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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    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 at 09:14 PM. Reason: bad image link
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