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Parapunter
19th Sep 2005, 12:29
Right chaps. I have one of these:

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It is a clamp device used to attach a vario/altimeter to my glider harness & a very handy bit of kit it is too. However, I have lost the tripod screw used to clamp & adjust the angle of mount - that's the round bit you can see at the base of the aluminium arm. It's exactly the type of screw you find on Photographers tripods if you see what I mean & I cannot find a replacement anywhere & I have tried several photograph places including Jessops. I've also tried Maplin, RS, Screwfix & even B&Q!!

Can anyone help a poor glider pilot down on his luck, who just can't read his altimeter no more?:{ :{

Bigears
19th Sep 2005, 12:54
I've got an answer- despite the misleading topic heading :{ (hoping for a wild woman :E )
Email [email protected] and ask them how much for said screw and postage (from USA, I guess).
Best answer I have without surfing the 'net all day!

Windy Militant
19th Sep 2005, 13:01
Mr Punter,
If it's a standard Camera mount screw it will be either a 1/4" or 3/8" UNC Thread.

If your local hardware store has gone metric try these guy's Johnsons Photopia (http://www.johnsons-photopia.co.uk)
Best of luck! :ok:

SilsoeSid
19th Sep 2005, 13:36
It's exactly the type of screw you find on Photographers tripods if you see what I mean & I cannot find a replacement anywhere & I have tried several photograph places including Jessops. I've also tried Maplin, RS, Screwfix & even B&Q!!

Jessops online (http://www.jessops.com)
Product code : JESCRS
JESSOPS CAMERA RETAINING SCREW 2.49

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Parapunter
19th Sep 2005, 13:44
Do you know that to be the right kind of thingy Sid? I can't get a description from the site & when I went into Jessops & asked, I was laughed outta town!

ORAC
19th Sep 2005, 14:21
See here (http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/aquatica/pages/tlc.html):

17582 Replacement 1/4" UNC camera retaining screw (aluminium), for tray 17580 12.57

17583 Replacement 1/4" UNC camera retaining screw (stainless) for tray 17581 13.72

Or here (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/index.cfm?binsandscopes/Tripods/swarovski.html): Replacement Screw 5

Parapunter
19th Sep 2005, 19:17
Thx chaps, Brainiacs to the rescue again:ok:

SilsoeSid
19th Sep 2005, 23:10
Parapunter,

Having googled for "camera retaining screw" I would guess it is what you are after. example (http://www.camerasunderwater.co.uk/aquatica/pages/tlc.html)

The problem with places like Jessops is that before most people go there, they have done a bit of research on what they need. In turn, the punter has more relevant details and facts in their head than the salesperson.

Besides, possibly a high street store wouldn't deal with what is effectively a 'spare part', so in this case the shop floorperson wouldn't know what you would be after.

Mainly though, for 2.49 you can't go wrong and if it isn't what you are after, return it. If you get any hassles you can always mention 'Trade Descriptions'!

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