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Old 10-10-2010, 09:08 AM
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A photo with the Argo in place

Hi all,
Pic attached showing Argo in place. The handle is a Rhino brand painting pole, only 400mm long but with a click-stop extender. The top is a paint brush holder with a plastic ball socket with a tightening screw to hold it at a better angle. The clips are new ones with tooth-like rollers that really grip the grooves of the pole, but the cables can be popped off and the unit removed for transport. The wheelbarrow handles were painted black 20mm steel sections from Bunnings, as were all the other bits. The axle is a length of threaded rod. It looks quite OK and should be good in practice. Cables are a bit messy, but I'll leave them loose for now.

Taking off one spring means balance with the heavier Naglers becomes more of an issue away from the zenith, so I've butchered an old speaker for its magnet. Just need the cloud and rain to buzz off. Cheers, Paul.
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