Support Astromart! | Log In | Help
Astronomy NewsTelescope ClassifiedsTelescope AuctionsTelescope Articles & ArticlesTelescope Articles & ReviewsTelescope and Astronomy ForumsAstronomy Events Calendar
Review Categories
Search Reviews
Submit Review

User Name:


Save Login
New to Astromart?
Register an account...

Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Help & FAQ
Astronomy Links
User Profiles
Top Users List
RSS Feeds

Home > Articles > How To > Beginners > CI-700 Adjustable legs

CI-700 Adjustable legs
By Jim Fusco - 2/13/2005

I decided to make my CI-700 Tripod adjustable and really wanted to make something simple for all.

You can contact Reid Tool (800-253-0421) to order:

3 knobs, P# SKA-5 $5.80ea, steel or stainless
SSKA-5 $11.20 ea.
Spring Stainless 1, P#SSS-219 $3.31

And pick up Nylon 10-32 nutlocks, $1.80, from
Home Depot.

The nylon nutlocks are for the hex screws that hold the 3 bars to the collars. They need to have play to allow the collar to open and close.

The spring needs to be cut to about 3/4". When contracted "collar is locked" is about 1/4".

I suggest you use a dry silcone on the legs for gentle movement.

The adjustment is done by moving the collar around the leg up or down. This will allow the adjustment for proper leveling. I found with mine the max adjustment is about 3 and 1/2 inches, however my legs are trimmed 1 foot shorter. A standard tripod will have a greater amount of adjustment before the center support loses contact.   Digg it   Reddit   Twitter   MySpace   Stumbleupon  

Funding Member
Funding Member
Telescopes, Astronomy,

Advanced Search...

All times are in (GMT-8:00) Pacific Standard Time Zone  
Astronomy News | Telecope Classifieds | Telescope Auctions | Telescope Reviews | Telescopes | Telescope and Astronomy Forums | My Account | Help | RSS