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#1 Tim C

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:43 PM

Anyone figured out how to make (or acquire) an extra slow motion control cable for a Voyager? What I need is one that is truly flexible so that it doesn't hit the OTA when used on the azimuth knob. From what I can see, none of ones out there fit the Voyager. I like the mount but this is preventing me from truly enjoying the mount to the fullest in the field.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

Tim, do you have any links to the slo mo cables???
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:07 AM

Anyone figured out how to make (or acquire) an extra slow motion control cable for a Voyager? What I need is one that is truly flexible so that it doesn't hit the OTA when used on the azimuth knob. From what I can see, none of ones out there fit the Voyager. I like the mount but this is preventing me from truly enjoying the mount to the fullest in the field.


Right on - the short, stiff cable on the azimuth contact the tube of my 100ED - kind of a nuisance.

We need a longer, more flexible one.

I tried the cables from the AZ3, but the connector is too large.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:33 PM

Hi Manny - only ones that I've found have been on Astronomics (these are also sold on other sites). I emailed scopestuff as well and haven't heard back yet but I don't think theirs will fit either.

http://www.astronomi...roduct_id/FLEXI

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:32 PM

I just wonder if there is enough metal on the cable to be drilled out to fit the Voyager.
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:25 PM

that's an interesting idea - just need another 1.5mm I believe. Now that I've got one of your bent bars on the way, even the regular AT Voyager cable would do (if they were available).

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

Tim,
I bought a pair of the cables you linked to and will perform surgery on them when I get 'em to see if they can be drilled out.
I have some that look pretty close to the same as the Antares and there seems to be enough metal to drill 1.5MM away so they just might work.
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:39 PM

I'm on the wait list!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:50 PM

The surgery was successful!
I managed to summon the strength and energy after work today to perform the out patient op.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:30 PM

Dave,

So does this mean that "cool I was able to make one of these flexible cables work on a Voyager" or "this wasn't a big deal and I should be able to offer these flexible cables for the Voyager at a good price"?

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:17 AM

Mark, PM sent
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