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6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
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Quote:Enjoying your videos Paul, thanks! Does this mount use belts in the drive system? If so, can you or others comment on the benefits and drawbacks of belt drives please thanks! -Tim
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Quote:What's the difference (in performance) between this mount and the iEQ30? Feature and capacity-wise they look pretty close, but this mount is almos 40% cheaper.
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Quote:One advantage to a cogged belt drive is no belt slippage, and a reduced drive harmonic due to the damping characteristics of the belt itself. A direct geared drive would have the dis-advantage of being susceptible to dirt, which would affect periodic error...?
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Quote:Quote:One advantage to a cogged belt drive is no belt slippage, and a reduced drive harmonic due to the damping characteristics of the belt itself. A direct geared drive would have the dis-advantage of being susceptible to dirt, which would affect periodic error...? A toothed belt drive is really not much different than a geared drive. It is suseptable to PE, dirt, etc. just like a geared drive. It may in fact be more difficult to keep tight controls on the quality of the belt used (an likely made by a different company) than on gears. They are really just different means to the same end.
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Quote:Gears have advantages as they wont be susceptible to stretching/slippage, are more robust, longer life and provide more torquert