How to mount an R1 onto the top of a Fanotec Carbon Fiber Pole. Each pole comes with a a 3/8 male thread. You screw this thread into the top of the pole and tighten with included hex key. The R1, and all Fanotec pano heads, use a 3/8 female thread mount. Tighten the advanced RD4 rotator on the R1 first using the rotator lock knob and simply screw onto the top of the pole. Leave the rotator in the lock position when raising the pole and shooting your photography.