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#1 bb4

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:53 AM

Anybody hear form AP? I love the form factor of this scope when separated. Seems to be once of the best travel scopes on the market.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

Is this the 130 GT that started shipping 5 years ago, or is it a new model?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

To my knowledge, this is the same model that started shipping 5 years ago. Who knows how much longer they will be making these before moving on to the next 130mm model.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

So what is your announcement that "notifications have begun" about then?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

AP has just announced notification for the next production run of the AP 130EDFGT, which are said to be close to completion. This does not happen often.

Note, you cannot buy these off the shelf. You have to wait many years and only after being notified by AP can you purchase one.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

When AP stops the 130GT, i Hope they will design a light 140mm Apo.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

Rumor had it, they were doing another run of 160's IIRC.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

I'd been on the list since the late 90s but had to decline when my number came up 5 years ago, for financial reasons. Things are better now and I just called A-P hoping to get another chance this round....but no dice. When you decline you have to start again from the bottom of the list. :(

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Been there, done that, to great regret! I actually had my deposit in for the 160EDF! But after a years wait and no scope, things change, I opted to take the high road and pass it back to AP to give someone else a shot on the list rather than taking delivery and selling. Now the 160 goes for upwards of $20,000!?!? I tried to get on the 175 list before it was even announced to NO avail. My lesson learned...No good deed goes unpunished! :smirk: WHen your name comes up, do whatever must be done to secure the scope...then you can decide if you are keeping it for the long haul! ;)

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

I feel your pain TR....We should start some kind of support group!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:04 PM

AP has just announced notification for the next production run of the AP 130EDFGT, which are said to be close to completion. This does not happen often.

Note, you cannot buy these off the shelf. You have to wait many years and only after being notified by AP can you purchase one.



. . . and, so, what year is the waiting list up to now, 2002, 2003, 2004 ???

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:30 PM

Company Seven website now lists "Yes" as to "Accepting orders" for 130EDFGT

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

Yes. That is correct. I signed up on both company seven's and AP's waiting lists. Company Seven is usually faster. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

After this posting, I doubt they will show accepting orders for much longer.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Company7 website is not easy to navigate! Where do you see accepting orders on their website?

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

http://www.company7....ml#availability

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

I have been on the list for the 130 for at least a Decade I believe, and was very surprised to get a Notification last week from AP. I graciously accepted their offer and sent my deposit :grin: My birthday is next month, I'm hoping for an early delivery but have no idea where I fall on the delivery schedule :shrug: -Tim

Anybody hear form AP? I love the form factor of this scope when separated. Seems to be once of the best travel scopes on the market.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Alright Tim!

You are the first person that I know of to get a notification.

You will have to post some pictures once your scope arrives.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

I'd been on the list since the late 90s but had to decline when my number came up 5 years ago, for financial reasons. Things are better now and I just called A-P hoping to get another chance this round....but no dice. When you decline you have to start again from the bottom of the list. :(


Same here - back in 2002. I had just bought a small plane, so no cash! Wish I had been able, but at least I still have & enjoy the plane.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

10+ years. That should give the rest of us an idea of how much longer we will have to wait.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

Yes :photo: , there will be plenty!!!

Alright Tim!

You are the first person that I know of to get a notification.

You will have to post some pictures once your scope arrives.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

I called AP and they have began notifying folks that ordered in 2003.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

I am on the waiting list at both AP and Company 7, if called I am planning on what to sell to get the scope.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

You're going to love the scope. I had mine out this weekend and was looking at the trapezium. The four brightest stars were pretty obvious, but also left nice, dark and clear areas around them so I went looking for E, which was pretty easy. So then I went looking for F, and there it was, not as a pinpoint, but the point of a tiny sharp needle. Wow that was amazing.

BTW, I have talked to Roland about these a few times over the last couple years. Apparently he plans to keep them in near continuous production as long as he can.

Tips for the expecting AP130 EDFGT notified:

(A) Plan on a C11 showing up- that's what you need in mount space both size and mass wise for planning purposes. You'll understand the first time you get it out of the box.

(B) Expect massive intimidation factor on arrival. It's just the way it is. Take it slow- you'll survive better.

© Be ready with a 3mm eyepiece with decent quality. You'll need it.

(D) Look at objects you think you've done to death. I look at the moon a lot with mine and regularly see things I didn't suspect.

(E) Yes, it smells unusual. Yes, it will still smell like that a year later.

Best wishes,

-Rich

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

It will be a joy to use! Thanks for the tips, though I can only concur on C, D and E. -Tim

You're going to love the scope. Tips for the expecting AP130 EDFGT notified:

(A) Plan on a C11 showing up- that's what you need in mount space both size and mass wise for planning purposes. You'll understand the first time you get it out of the box.

(B) Expect massive intimidation factor on arrival. It's just the way it is. Take it slow- you'll survive better.

© Be ready with a 3mm eyepiece with decent quality. You'll need it.

(D) Look at objects you think you've done to death. I look at the moon a lot with mine and regularly see things I didn't suspect.

(E) Yes, it smells unusual. Yes, it will still smell like that a year later.

Best wishes,

-Rich



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

If the notification list is since 2003, why C7 are accepting orders?. So puzzling!.

Regards,
Manuel.






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