Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:52 PM
Thanks everyone, it really is a neat looking mount.
Ralph and Max, I really don't know the damping times yet as I've not had time really to use it due to weather. However, by just nudging it, RA seems very well damped, at least as good as the Byers Series II is. There is a bit too much backlash in DEC right now so that when DEC is balanced it can bounce around a bit. I need to snug the worm up against the gear a bit more. Adjustments like that seem easy. I can turn the RA very easily with my finger tips on the spur gears (It always amazes me to be able to move the 370 + pounds of scope, DEC castings, shafts and counter weights with just my finger tips). I'll adjust the worm on the DEC axis so that there is little backlash but still easily moves with the fingers as well and I'll probably leave a small imbalance in DEC to always load the gear train.