The BoDai-Global EQ6 Rail (Free UK/Worldwide shipping)
This is the revolutionary solution to an age old problem with EQ6's - Bent Latitude bolts – built on years of customer feedback, with a much simpler, more direct and precise method of adjustment. Because of its efficient and simple design, the EQ6 Rail is also easily fitted and very cost effective.
We have been fittting them on our acclaimed StellarDrive 6, and to other EQ6's since March 2017 without any inssues, and have refined the design further which now creates this kit.
It will also fit the Orion USA Atlas EQ mount too. A HEQ5 version is also in development.
It also comes with a choice of colours and design of capsjust choose from the drop-down menu. Custom diamond engraving is also available, as well installation.
Introductory price £129.00... Includes UK/Worldwide shipping!
Q) How does it work?
A) Instead of the tip of the bolt hitting the metal tab in the mount at an increasingly acute angle with rising latitude (and bending), theres a large curved surface which rises on the sloping base, to always maintain the optimal contact angle with the tab. The other bolt just locks the adjustment, as normal.
The result is a direct transfer of the adjusting force across the face of the tab, instead of at a point, and the adjusting bolt is supported at two places, so doesn't need to deal with any bending forces.
Since the load is no longer on the point of the bolt, so not only is the load spread across the front surface of the round slider block, there is no damage to the casting when under load. This helps provide a smoother operation.
Backlash is minimal as all points of contact are loaded and forces are now in one plane. The two alloy caps complete look, and can be taken off again without damage to the mount.
Range of operation is approximately 15 – 75 degrees in Latitude
The EQ6Rail Kit Contains:
- 1 x Rail Wedge Base
- 1 x Slider Block
- 2 x Alloy engraved caps (one indexed for left side)
- 8 x Adhesive Strips (3M Automotive Tape)
- 1 x Grease and applicator
Instructions to fit the EQ6 Rail will be sent with your purchase.
You will need
- 2 x 17mm Spanners
- M2.5 Hex Allen Key
- 0 pt Pozi/Phillips Screwdriver
- Flat bladed screwdriver or similar
- Flat working surface as its easier to remove the base when the mount isn't on the tripod