The Mach 1 and Eagle is a gorgeous combo. The build quality is simply superb. I did have an hour or so to test it on Fri before the clouds rolled in. I'm very impressed with the stability of the Eagle Pier, it's rock solid. It took me a while to familiarize myself with the HC, it's certainly different than my EQ6. I have to practice drift aligning, I don't have a clue about it. I told myself if I'm going to spend this much money on a mount, I will only drift align for imaging. Besides, AP has a few short cuts to speed up the process however, I will need a finder with crosshairs to take advantage of this.
I do have my first question if an owner would care to answer? When going through the polar alignment procedure, how do I change the movement speed without having to back out of the process? I know number 6 is the button but, once you choose a star and start the process, I can't change the speed. I need to really slow it down to center the star properly in the reticle and vice versa if I'm too far off. Any tips here?
I'm really happy with my purchase and can't wait to check it out with my cam on it.
Here's a picture.