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#1 Cotts

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:56 PM

I just got my Gemini system installed on my G11 (works great, thanks....) and now I have the original motors, drive controller, connecting wires and hand controller sitting on my kitchen table. Do these items have resale value? If so, what might I ask for them? Cheers, Dave.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:42 PM

Have seen a couple come thru Amart for $250 or less.....

Have seen them adapted to other mounts so there is a market other than replacement parts.....

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:31 PM

Have seen a couple come thru Amart for $250 or less.....

Have seen them adapted to other mounts so there is a market other than replacement parts.....


I don't think there's an easy way to change the drive rate for different gear ratios, though. The G11 version (360 tooth worm gear) will work on a G11 or MI-250, while the GM8 version (180 tooth worm gear) will work on a GM8 or a CI-700. Neither will work on Vixen or clone mounts (144 tooth worm gear). I don't know what the internal difference is between the two versions, but the result is that the G11 version runs the RA motor at double speed compared to the GM8 version.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:44 PM

You are correct but I have seen one on a big ol shaeffer mount also....using the panel, controller and the motors so I guess where there is a will there is a way :) If I am not mistaken the byers gear was changed out.

Have seen a couple come thru Amart for $250 or less.....

Have seen them adapted to other mounts so there is a market other than replacement parts.....


I don't think there's an easy way to change the drive rate for different gear ratios, though. The G11 version (360 tooth worm gear) will work on a G11 or MI-250, while the GM8 version (180 tooth worm gear) will work on a GM8 or a CI-700. Neither will work on Vixen or clone mounts (144 tooth worm gear). I don't know what the internal difference is between the two versions, but the result is that the G11 version runs the RA motor at double speed compared to the GM8 version.








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