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#26 dawziecat

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

I am in a quandary. I need a mount. I'd buy the AP1100 in a heartbeat right now. But it's just not available.

While a new AP900 would fit my needs admirably, I want the new one!!

Any comments on the wisdom of being the "first" AP1100 customer? AP will get it right the first time?

#27 Aquarist

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

The odds of AP getting it right the first time are, in my opinion, quite high.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

Given they have to see every single one work and put the PEC values for a three cycle run into it before it ships, there is no real risk of what shows up not working.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

AP is one of the only companies I wouldn't mind being an early adopter.

#30 Ray Gralak

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

I am in a quandary. I need a mount. I'd buy the AP1100 in a heartbeat right now. But it's just not available.

While a new AP900 would fit my needs admirably, I want the new one!!

Any comments on the wisdom of being the "first" AP1100 customer? AP will get it right the first time?

Although the mechanicals may have changed I think that the control box and servo controllers should be the same. In other worse the mount should work great.

Note to moderators: even though I did the ASCOM driver for AP I got very little advance notice of the AP1100, and even the Ap1600 and 3600 mounts before they were announced. AP does not tell me any more than I absolutely need to know... maybe even less! LOL!

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#31 WadeH237

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Any comments on the wisdom of being the "first" AP1100 customer? AP will get it right the first time?


When I was ready to get an AP mount, I got on the list for the 1200. When they announced the cancellation of the 1200, they put me on the list for the 1600.

This is probably the best thing that could have ever happened. I got one of the first batch of 1600s. It has thoroughly exceeded my expectations in every way. And it has features, like through the mount cabling, that the 1200 did not have. I had no idea how much I needed this feature until I had it.

If I were in the market for a 900 sized mount right now, I would switch to the 1100 without any hesitation at all. It is shaping up to look like an incredible mount for portable operation.






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