I got this new ota from High Point Scientific to replace a black tube SP C-8 (special coatings only) I've had since 1985. I still have the Super Polaris mt. and am getting a ADM vixen saddle for it to use with other ota's and also to use it with this new C-8 some of the time. For goto/ tracking I can use it on my CG-5 mt. or CGEM which is why I didn't buy the SE mt.
Everything looks/functions in perfect order with this ota! I notice the Fastar compatible logo on the front of the secondary -- that's nice, but I don't plan to do AP with this ota -- and the dust-cap fastening is improved since the old C-8 with a bayonet-style twist-lock, plus tabs. The old C-8 dust cap would easily fall off (once it actually blew off when the wind picked up during pack-up to leave a dark mtn. site) and the tabs on it were rather fragile.
It'll be a while before this C-8 gets to see first light, the weather here has been so rainy. Although the Voyager isn't to be the primary mt. for this C-8 I put it on the Voyager alt/az mt. just to get it set up somewhere for the time being. It weighs less than my AT90 EDT refractor! It's about the same length as the AT90 and the Voyager carries it fine for visual. With the arm attached straight up there's clearance for near zenith views and the pier extension puts the eyepiece at a good height for me to stand or sit while viewing.
I already have a Celestron f/6.3 reducer/corrector and plenty of other gear for a standard C-8 so didn't feel I needed the Edge HD.
Here's a few pics ...