HEQ5 Counter Weight extension Bar

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HEQ5 Counter Weight extension Bar

Postby lizard » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi Guys,

I needed a small extension bar for my HEQ5, so I came up with this idea and had one of these made, very easy to fit, just screw onto the end of your existing counter weight bar, I worked out that it gives you a gain of approx. 25% therefore with your x2 5Kg weights this gives you the equivalent of an extra 2.5Kg of counter weight without having to add any weight and potentially exceed the mounts max payload plus also not too long as to introduce any vibrational harmonics. This worked out perfectly for myself with the extra kit that I had bolted on to my OTA and consequently not being able to achieve balance with the 2x 5Kg weights both butted against the end stop.

Stainless steel, 100mm long x 18mm dia, male and female M6 x 15mm SS studding and tapped respectively. In hindsight I should have allowed for an hole in the side to take a tommy bar, hey ho, I spoke with Chris and he will include this on any successive ones that he makes.

If you are interested in one drop me a PM and I will pass on the guys details.

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