Meet "Belt of Orion" my second hand Skyshed POD
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:54 PM
I rented the largest Uhaul trailer I could haul on my jeep and glad I did, I only had inches of play left after loading everything. It really is large and I was worried I wouldn't have enough room to move in it as I am not a small guy but there is lots of room to breathe in it.
The dome was the most difficult, I had help, thank god! but getting it to line up proved to be challenging, I mean I watched the install video so many times I figured it can't be that hard but it was something stupid, like it not sitting in the groove properly.
There is a few things that were missing:
1.) One of the short bolts in the dome roofing was missing, no big deal I can easily get one at home hardware
2.) another bolt was missing in one of the track brackets, again easy to fix
3.) Bolt to slide to lock the dome.
4.) one I need to replace is, the door key, it was missing, was in the door when I got but lost it somewhere from the trailer to my backyard, visually can't see it, might ask to borrow my neighbors metal detector.
Can the key be replaced?
I can't wait to try it out and get my scope setup after I get a replacement key. Enjoy the pics everything and share in my excitement
20121202_132226 by AstroJeff, on Flickr
Link to the entire set:
When you all said a name would come to me you weren't lieing! I thought back when I was a child and the most prominent thing I could remember, just getting into the hobby, at age 9 or 10 I remember every winter the three stars always lined up. I couldn't think of a better name, it fits perfectly I think!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:01 PM
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:29 AM
Good looking POD. Enjoy it. I have found mine to be a great asset. I don't have a PZT, I am considering it now.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:41 PM
I see your key question was answered in the POD Yahoo group. You're right about the rest of the hardware you need.
As the second owner you probably wouldn't know that we tell new POD owners it is VERY important that they make backup copies of their keys. You should do that with your new ones.
Let me know if you need help anything else.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:54 PM