G11 with Gemini II acting weird
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:46 AM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:58 PM
What was the problem with the bad gearbox? I'm curious to know for future reference.
The gearboxes seem to be the Achilles heel of the G11. Otherwise an excellent mount, but I have had repeated problems with the gear boxes. Mostly my fault (bonking the RA motor and breaking the plastic pins on the gear box for example).
Are the new high-torque motors any longer than the stock motors? I am thinking of upgrading, but am leery of making the RA motor project out even further and increase the chance of me hitting it again...
I'm very interested in hearing how this works out for you.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:35 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
I got a free upgrade.
Gear box had seized somehow
Edit: In response to the motor length, since I don't have them side by side, I cant compare the size. Visually when not next to each other they look about the same size. Somebody did a comparison online on the Gemini II yahoo group and it was mentioned that they are slightly longer, can't recall how much longer.
They are also louder while slewing, but I never did find this a big deal, because unless you are sitting very close to your sleeping neighbor, it shouldn't make a difference.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:13 AM