Today I received my Tripod Adapter for Pole, Type B, and have been setting it up. I will be using it with a Pole Series 1, an RD8 rotator, and a Benro Flexpod which allows the center column to be set horizontally.
Everything went together smoothly. I have the RD8 mounted upside down on the lower adapter.
In the instructions, step 7, it says to install a 3/8 x 3/4 stud in the bottom of the pole. If I had such a stud in my pole package, purchased two years ago, I have misplaced it.
In the package with my adapter, there is a 3/8 x 1-1/4 stud. This is too long to allow the base of the pole to touch the rotator. (See attached photo.)
I want to be able to use the pole horizontally, so I want a connection that is secure enough to prevent the weight of the camera from unscrewing the pole from rotator.
Before I order a 3/8 x 3/4 stud, could someone please confirm that this is my best option to fasten the bottom of Pole 1 to an RD8 rotator?