Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:05 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:19 PM
Shouldn't be too hard to make.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:17 PM
1) you may to have to place the axle for a pair of wheels at a significant offset from the scope's center of mass in order to mount the axle on the base at a broad-enough width to provide enough stability and support for the base;
2) If you go with a two-wheeled configuration, you'll need to design it so that either the wheels are easily removable or folded out of the way, or else so something under the third apex of the triangular base (furthest from the axle attachments) has some sort of chock underneath to level the scope when it's set down. You could instead go with a three-wheeled configuration like a scope cart.
IMHO simpler is better; adapting a standard hand cart is a much easier, cheaper, more flexible alternative, given the different nature of the XXTi's base. If I had instead e.g. a Starmaster dob with a rectangular base, the wheelbarrow-handle configuration would be considerably more attractive.
But the one you have to please and make things convenient for is yourself. I'll be interested to hear what you decided to do either way, and how well it seems to be working out.