Well, how cheery! These are made by NORINCO, major arms supplier to the PLA. I wonder if the SAMs are this reliable?
At NEAF they were trying to show off their new GEM, but the guy's Chinglish was terrible all I managed to get out of him was the price $4500. More with high precision encoders. Now the mount was very pretty, but not $4500 pretty. That's AP Mach1 territory. In fact, the iOpton GEM looked like a smaller Mach1. This may be the end of inexpensive Chinese (but not cheap) mounts. Think I rather have one of the 80 AP 1200s now in production than two iOptron GEMs.
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