Enable your SkyWatcher AZ-GTi to accept Losmandy style or Vixen style dovetail bars. Incorporates a split clamp design that grips the dovetail bar along the entire surface of the saddle and will not dent or scratch the dovetail bar. The dovetail clamp has a large locking knob for tool free operation, spring loaded jaws, anodized aluminum and stainless steel construction. 6.4cm (2.5″) Long, 10cm (4″) Wide, 1.9cm (0.75″) Thick, Wt. 227g (8oz).
|Average Rating (13 Reviews): |
Monday, 29 March 2021 | Stuart
Ok so I purchased the ADM saddle for the AZ-GTI for two reasons .
1 : The ADM provides a large clamp to hold your scope , therefore giving you the peace of mind that your precious scope will be safely held .
2 : I literally hate marking the dovetail!! With this clamp my dovetail ( a specific one that was paired with my WO ZS73 ) stays mark free .
Anything I didnít like ? Yep , NO instructions for removing the original clamp and fitting the ADM saddle .. zzz . Ok , so YouTube exists and itís a fine reference point .. fortunately. Why instructions canít be printed and supplied with astronomy gear is beyond me . Actually this is quite a simple work through but if you are like me who usually finds the hardest way to do stuff then an instruction or two would be invaluable!
Also , we are in the metric age , arenít we ? .. well , be prepared to source an imperial Allen key , you are going to need it ! I ended up buying a set from Aldi of all places .
All in all I think whilst a non essential purchase the ADM saddle is a product that certainly enhances the functionality of the AZ-GTi mount . That can only be a good thing .
Thursday, 18 March 2021 | Harold
Beautifully machined piece of equipment. Very easy to fit, and holds the telescope really securely without marking the dovetail bar. Much better than the stock clamp, and a worthwhile upgrade to the AZGTI.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 | Steve
The number one addition to the AZ-GTi - so much more secure and stable.
Fantastic quality and finish.
Always a 5 Star
Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Eladio
Dual doevtail adaptor for AZ GTI
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 | Ian
Does just what it says on the tin. Easy to fit so long as you have both metric and imperial allan keys, seems a bit expensive but reassuringly robust so 4 stars
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 | Graham
Excellent customer service from FLO. No instructions were received with the unit (avaialble on line) but the unit is easy to fix once the circular white cover is removed from the standard puck to revel the four holding screws. The white disk is actually metal and was well stuck down. I was expecting an easily removable plastic cover. Also, the existing screws (which you need to re-use) were really tightly screwed in so I had to take care not to strip the screwheads when removing them. The ADM fits easily and provides a much more secure fitting for the telescope. After fitting I noticed that the original Skywatcher has a shroud that covers the mount whereas the ADM does not and about 5mm of the mount with grub screws is exposed. Whether this poses a potential problem for ingress of dust or moisture remains to be seen but overall it is an excellent product. Perhaps they could proiduce one for the Star Adventurer whics has the same grotty single bolt fitting as the AZ GTI.
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 | Bob
This is a fantastic product to vastly improve the pretty rubbish AZ GTI clamp. Please note puck I received came in black, not self coloured, as the picture showed.
Friday, 19 July 2019 | Stephen
Scope feels 100% more secure.
Thursday, 11 July 2019 | Claus
Much more secure than the original and easier to fit the telescope ont
Saturday, 15 June 2019 | John
This makes the the connection to the mount head feel much more secure. It is very easy to fit and is well worth the expense.
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