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#26 greju

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:30 PM

I love hearing that I am right :lol:


I bet you do! I myself do not know whether I should laugh or cry. :roflmao:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:51 PM

I think the weight is heavier on the em-1 than the p2 that came with my fc-76

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

Look, I said it takes two weights. Stop arguing with me :lol: :lol:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

I've got 4 weights with my EM-10! :smirk:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

:bow: :bow: :bow:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:02 PM

anyone hear from Neil???

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

I spoke with him on the phone. He had just woken up from a good day's sleep. :grin:

So he hadn't been to see the scope yet. Tomorrow morning.

Are you really not planning on bidding?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:03 AM

I just noticed in the manual posted above that the drive calls for SIX volts, not 12, and definitely not the much later 24 volts.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

The tripod probably looked very similar to the one with my P2 mount/FC-76 scope from 1982. Only the P2 castings are a pretty hammertone metallic green, and so are the metal parts in the tripod legs. The EM-1 probably had that gray-green paint color on the tripod leg metal parts and white lower leg extensions like these. The tray looks identical to the one with the P2 mount as well.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:52 AM

Looks like a new player has come into the bidding. This is the same person that is bidding in a couple of other vintage scopes. Tim????

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

Nope. I haven't bid yet.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:08 AM

Looks like trouble in dodge :lol:

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

This should be fun to watch..Up to $821 now and 4hrs to go.
Bet it ends up in a bidding frenzy.. :gotpopcorn:

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Yeah. I bid, but I'm almost hoping I lose it!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

Someone is testing the water, up to $1009 already.
Good luck on it Tim..

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

An hour and a half and holding at 1009. Whose gonna get it and what's it gonna cost. Go Johann and Tim!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

1.5 hours left.
I'm scrambling here.

The unit is nice. Electrical works. Motions are smooth. I turned both worms several round, no lumps or bumps. Optics are all there. I used the original .965 25mm ortho to focus on the mountains distant. Sharp image but still a daylight, no star test. It has a cheshire type collimation eyepiece, and a 1.25" visual back. Has the original compression ring .965 collet. Also has a Bushnell T ring, but I don't know what camera. Optics, cosmetics, mechanics, and electrical all looked good. It is 6 volt. I used the original battery pack with 4 D cells. The plastic casing has a split in one battery end spot which is quite typical with these holders.

No counterweight, no tripod. The hub is there. The boxes are in pretty good shape, nice.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

just getting pictures now

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Johann,

Delays yesterday, did this this morning.
There is a slight bump in the cover, but nothing on the OTA. No signs of anything at all on the OTA. My guess is the cap was dropped or hit while off the scope. The bump is minor (where there appears to be a chip in the paint), and can be pushed out with your thumb on a flat surface. It is less than it appears in the photo.

I had her keep the hub out which was loose in the box. I also took off the DEC lock handle so the mount sit square in the box. The flashlights velcro in place, small stuff but nice. The tool holder in the mount box looked home added and had come loose, all there, needs reglue.

I checked the tracking over 20 minutes and it moved two 10 minute marks on the RA circles, so pretty close by eye. I also pushed both control buttons on the hand trigger and could hear the motor change speed, but no visual check on that as the change is very very little by design. I did not mount the OTA due to no tripod, but all bolts there.
Has the universal adapter for the T ring.

I'll try to check in for questions. If another KNOWN KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON here can ship this, then great. Up to the buyer if any one here wins. I can certainly pack it right, it is 1 hour 15 minutes round trip for me to get it.

Good luck folks.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

T minus 28 and counting :grin: :gotpopcorn:






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