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 So do I just hold down the buttons? 
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Post So do I just hold down the buttons?
So here's a newbie question... Something that seems so basic that I can't actually find any information on it...

I recently purchased a Milapse head with 497 controller. For the time being, I'm going to just use the hand controller and not try to mess with using the software (yet). I understand how the speed and ratio settings work, and I've found an acceptable speed to try experimenting with, but my question is... do I just hold down the buttons (or use a clamp, as someone else suggested) to make it move?

My main concern is that when the unit completes a tilt, the button will still be held down. Won't that damage the motor to have it continue to run when it has gone as far as it can go? Do I need to be standing right there to stop the controller when it reaches that maximum tilt so that I don't burn out the motor or damage the internal components?

I'm new to the forums so I apologize if this question is already answered somewhere else.. I couldn't find it listed anywhere I looked. :?

Thanks!


Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:40 pm
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Post Re: So do I just hold down the buttons?
Hi, check this link for info, http://forum.timescapes.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1879&p=13165&hilit=clamp+497+controller#p13165

I used to use a spring steel clip, the type used for clamping paper to a drawing board.

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:48 am
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Post Re: So do I just hold down the buttons?
Nice! I'll try that one out. Thanks.

Any thoughts on keeping the motor going after it's reached maximum (or minimum) altitude? I guess it depends on the construction inside, but my main concern would be either the internal gears will start grinding, or perhaps there's a drive belt that will keep spinning, eventually losing friction over time.


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