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Quote:So, after reading all my typing what do you think? I have a friend with a Celestron SE. Should I try his handset on my mount or is that asking for more trouble for me and him?
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Quote:FWIW. Have used a CGE for the past 6 years, had 2 problems. One was cable connection, replaced with Marty's cables the other required reflashing the hand control.
Quote:I'm not clear about the caution not to use another HC for testing. Does the CGE use a different handset or cable interface?
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Quote:Has anybody seen my scope, I'm positive I loaded it into my van? Bill
Quote:The wide angle lens makes the 8"f/12 and my belly look larger than they really are.
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Quote:Hey Steve!(and George! )I was wondering if you have had a chance to check out the drive accuracy of the CGE after your teardown,clean,re-grease, and reassembly?Does it run a bit more smooth now?I am getting my CGE next week. I have owned one in the past and loved it. But after owning an Atlas and seeing the difference a HyperTune made, I am kicking around the idea of tearing down the CGE for atleast a good cleaning and re-lube with SuperLube. And obviously getting the gear/worm mesh nice and perfect..Just curiosity. have been following the thread.Congrats on getting everything back up and running!!My CGE needs a complete electronics pier workup. It does not come with the pier as it was stolen, so I ordered ALL of the components and boards from Celestron and am going to build it myself..but, all total, this will cost me $1k! So I am hoping it works out.. Take care!!
Quote:Does the FAA require a flashing red light on the tip of those things? David
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