Lots of play in 11" Edge HD CPC El/Dec axis
Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:13 AM
I have a new 11" Edge HD CPC that has a lot of play (several degrees) in the elevation/declination axis when the clutch is tightened down. I'm not sure how the linkages are configured there, but this is way too much play to just be typical gear slop. It feels like there's a nut loose or linkage that's slipping. It could also be a screw gear shifting back and forth. Anyone else had an experience like this? I really hate the thought of having to ship this back to Celestron to try to get this fixed.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:15 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:21 AM
If the scope is new, you might want to contact the dealer and see what his response is.
Also, if you're already a member of the Yahoo! CPC Group, check these pictures of the altitude motor/gear assembly for reference. If you're not a member, you might consider joining since there is a wealth of information there.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:54 PM
BTW David, looks like you've been to the Celestron HQ given your avatar. I got a picture of that on a visit there a while back.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:26 PM
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