PRO Center Post Collapsing
Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:40 AM
If anyone knows what I'm talking about, or has said manual, if you could post it here or email it to me that'd be just swell.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:46 PM
I had this once and it took a while to sort out....quite stressful really, anyway top and bottom needs to be turned opposite to each other and dont twist too much try extending and collapsing and re adjust until its good .
you can detach your lower sled and give it a twist (you don't have to unplug the lemo). Also make sure any low mode dock rings aren't too tight.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:04 PM
Imagine a slinky, and you take one end, or one half, and twist it clock-wise (looking at that end from dead on). The slinky's coil shrinks in diameter and becomes a bit longer. Now if you try to stretch it, it reaches it's "maximum" much sooner.
If you're also having trouble with collapsing the centerpost, and I'm not sure if this is sanctioned by GPI, but you might consider lubrication applied to the walls of the inside of the centerpost? Remove centerpost completely, wrap the LEMO connectors with plastic, pull them out of the way and spray silicone lube down the inside. Don't need to drown the thing, but a good spray to coat the walls could help decrease the friction of the center post's metal on the cable's rubber sheath.
Waiting for Baldwin's reply to this post when he searches for "lube" and "sheath".
Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:39 PM
The tolerances between the inner and outer post are so exact you shouldn't need to lubricate it and I would think Jack would frown upon that.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:54 AM