Questions on the Cubes
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:15 PM
Does any one why and what?
I also seem to remember that when these mounts came out there were many issues with them. Have the bugs been worked out and do they work as stated now?
Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:21 AM
The build of the Cube Pro itself is good. Heavy and solid. As Pete mentioned, the tripod is awful. They'd be better off offering a tripod option, but save a few bucks and let the buyer select a tripod themselves. It's junk. I have my Cube on a Oberwerk surveyors tripod and it works great. In my case, a surveyors tripod has a large head, bigger than the base of the Cube. So, to allow room for the scope to clear the tripod, I put the Cube on top of an ABS reducer. Works perfectly! And very solid!
I'm not certain which Cubes your looking at. The Cube Pro has an 8lb capacity, but the Mini Tower has a 33 lb capacity. I know they offer "dual mounts" both alt/az and eq. But my Cube Pro is technically only an alt/az, but works in eq mode, too!
Overall, a good system, not perfect. I would expect more from a system that uses GPS. Maybe it's me, though. It's my first goto system and maybe this is just as good, not as good or better than what's out there.