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#1 BarryBrown

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

My signature has changed. It now includes an Orion XX12i. :)

 

The XT8i is puny by comparison and I can see now why people consider it a grab-and-go compared to larger apertures. To move the 12", I need to remove it from its base, set it down, move the base, and then replace the OTA.

 

Is there a way to attach rubber feet to the mirror end of the OTA to protect it from scratches? There isn't a flat surface to glue them on, so I'm interested in learning if others have figured it out.



#2 Billytk

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

I keep mine assembled all the time and move with a hand truck.



#3 twoballscrewball

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

Congrats on the XX12i   :) :)

 

As far as what I do if I need to set down my XX12g (same scope), I keep a small towel in my go-box to set the scope on if I need to.   Agreed, there is no good spot on the primary cell end to stick any feet.  

 

I put removable wheels and handles on my XX12g base.   Not sure if that is an option that would work for you, or if you need to break it down to get it moved.  

 

http://www.cloudynig...ls-orion-xx12g/


Edited by twoballscrewball, 17 August 2014 - 01:34 PM.


#4 BarryBrown

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

That's awesome. I'd forgotten about that thread. I have a HarborFreight near me.

 

Now I wish I had the best of both worlds: go-to and push-to. Is it possible to buy just the go-to base for the XX12g and pop the XX12i OTA into it? The push-to base is, of course, a LOT lighter and less hassle to load into a car.



#5 Billytk

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

As far as I know, you cannot just buy the base.








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