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#1 Markls

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:30 AM

I have a Celestron/Losmandy Digital Drive that was removed for a Gemini upgrade. If I wanted to use this on another mount setup, what other mounts can this be used on?

Someone asked me this question and I have no idea. I appreciate your experience in this matter.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:11 AM

I have the digital drive, it remained when I updated my G11 to Gemini. I'm going to use it on my home made fork mount. The Losmandy worm gear turns 1r/ 4minutes and the home made turns 1r/ 2min, so I have to put a 2:1 reducer between the digital drive and the worm gear. I dont know, if there is any commercial mount where the worm gear turns 1r/ 4min. as Losmandy (and which don't already have a drive) .

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:48 AM

I have a Celestron/Losmandy Digital Drive that was removed for a Gemini upgrade. If I wanted to use this on another mount setup, what other mounts can this be used on?


If it was on a GM8 or a CI-700, then it's rigged for a 180 tooth worm gear. If it was on a G11, then it's rigged for a 360 tooth worm gear.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:31 PM

Parallel to the above question: I will be installing my new Gemini System and motors on my G11 later this month when they arrive from Losmandy. My question is: Do the old motors and drive controller have any market value or should I sell them at all?
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:59 PM

My question is: Do the old motors and drive controller have any market value or should I sell them at all?
Dave, Toronto


The setup usually goes for $200-$250. I'd probably keep it for that price, just in case...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

My question is: Do the old motors and drive controller have any market value or should I sell them at all?
Dave, Toronto


The setup usually goes for $200-$250. I'd probably keep it for that price, just in case...



That's what I did...

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

My question is: Do the old motors and drive controller have any market value or should I sell them at all?
Dave, Toronto


The setup usually goes for $200-$250. I'd probably keep it for that price, just in case...



That's what I did...


Of course, if anyone who DID keep a set wanted to lend me a handbox until I get mine fixed, that'd be pretty cool... :lol:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:24 PM

My question is: Do the old motors and drive controller have any market value or should I sell them at all?
Dave, Toronto


The setup usually goes for $200-$250. I'd probably keep it for that price, just in case...



That's what I did...


Of course, if anyone who DID keep a set wanted to lend me a handbox until I get mine fixed, that'd be pretty cool... :lol:


I'm certain that could be arranged...

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:15 AM

John, I'd be happy to lend you mine whenever my Gemini arrives. (said to be 'late April' according to Losmandy)
There may be a slight cost for you if the US Customs people want to treat it as an 'import', subject to duty.
Dave, Toronto






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