Could I remove an LXD-55's motors/encoders...
Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:42 PM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 04:09 AM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 01:02 PM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 01:14 PM
Boy John, your REALLY after that dob conversion eh ? Go have a look at yer messages.. I left ya a link a few days ago regarding that.
Thanks for the link - I did look at it but got careless and failed to respond to your note.
I have the Dob Drivers installed on Dobber II and Dobbest and got to play with the one on Dobber II over the weekend - it's great to have tracking at that aperture! The goto is a little clumsy, though, and requires a laptop so an Autostar conversion would be interesting. I'd much rather use the more robust (and harder to get) LXD55 motors for something that heavy so I'm pondering grabbing one just to strip.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:58 PM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:25 AM
The instructions for adapting LXD55 autostar, motors etc to GP are in this file.
That article addresses the installation of DS series motors. That project is quite involved. The LXD55 motors should be very nearly a bolt-on installation on the Vixen mount.
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:35 AM
Also see this site. It is less complicated
Again, that mod is for the lighter and less powerful DS series motors. Those motors have been used for conversions because, although extensive mechanical mods are required, they are readily and inexpensively available. The larger and more powerful LXD55 motors will be better suited and are already set up for the same gearing. I wouldn't be shocked if they simply bolted on.
Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:09 AM
Posted 27 June 2004 - 01:25 PM
Well, I went ahead and did it.
Great! Don't leave us hanging too long waiting for a report!
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:49 AM
Posted 01 July 2004 - 03:30 PM
and install them on my Vixen GP head?
Well, I'm a bit late, it seems...
Check out the Roboscope group over on Yahoo, they do these kind of mods all the time.
hope the mod works perfectly - My Atlas conversion will be ready soon!
Posted 10 July 2004 - 09:57 AM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 09:19 PM