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Old 18th of April 2009 (Sat)   #10
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Default Re: My Panoramic Head design (with pics)

Originally Posted by 5teve View Post
The pan head screws that are used to hold the vertical arm onto the lower plate actually have a bit of adjustment to them.
them pan head screws are likely the most stressed points in the design I think - I'd be inclined to get the best quality ones you can. Only other area I'd suggest might need beefing up is the threaded aluminium for the swing arm doesn't have a lot of threads for the load you'll be putting on (and every time you tighten it up) if needed you can always suppliment this with a captive steel nut.

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