Vixen SXD2 - Back to the future?
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:56 AM
It seems that the problems they were facing with the servo motors on their Spynx mounts lead to the conclusion to go back to stepper motors.
I always liked the mechanical design of Vixen mounts but the gameboy like controller never got me excited, just too much light and too many buttons for night time use.
But at least they have understood that proper guiding is important and they took the appropriate measures to go back to a drive technology they mastered in the past.
BTW in Japan they offer some price reduction plans if you return your old mount namely the former Sphynx -
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:30 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:54 PM
Yes you are correct it was first introduced on the AXD and seems now to trickle down to the smaller mounts. Still quite surprising that they decided to go back to stepper motors while all the other companies are set on servo's.
I have to say I like this decision.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:57 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:22 PM
I mean, Vixen has demonstrated that they can make a good, working servo implementation - the 15-year old SS2K!!!
So why the step back... unless they came upon a warehouse full of Nippon Pulse gearhead steppers or something..