Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8 WO 66mm APO 80mm f/7 refractor Sears 60mm refractor 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
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Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
http://www.faintfuzzy.net Stuff C14, C8, Orion XX14i, Meade 8" ACF, AT6RC, AT102ED, Orion ED80, PST, AP1600GTO, CGE, CG5, ST10-XME/CFW8, QHY8PRO, Optec TCF-s, Microtouch Focuser, Pyxis LE, Hyperstar for C8.
Quote:If your source is reliable, that sounds like great news!
Quote:Hmm. Might be good news for us unpaid "beta" testers. Hopefully a fix for the spring loaded worm gear will be tops on the list. Thanks Mike.
Quote:Will Meade ever regain trust in this mount, even after any fixes?
David M. Douglass
Quote:Thanks David, but any changes that are coming to the LX80 are because of everyone and the fact that these threads are being monitored. Mike
What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
Quote:Quote:Thanks David, but any changes that are coming to the LX80 are because of everyone and the fact that these threads are being monitored.
Or could it be that there are so many problems with it? As has been said it might now become the LX-85. And with a new price. That is if it is not completely eliminated. New owners just might want to go in a different direction.
Quote:Thanks David, but any changes that are coming to the LX80 are because of everyone and the fact that these threads are being monitored.
Quote:Mike, just saw your post. My new mount is on its way back and I should have it Monday . I have no idea if it has any new improvements. Did they verify if improvements have been made or when they will be made? Anyhow, congrats to us all, I believe we may have made a difference and Meade is listening. They will continue to have my business if they make this right.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Retired airline pilot.Enjoy building grinding and polishing mirrors and showing the wonders of the universe to others at star parties
Quote:Of all the LX80 owners, I'm guessing only a small fraction monitor CN and this thread in particular. Therefore, it's likely the majority of LX80 owners are completely unaware of Meade's forthcoming management changes and a possible fix for the LX80. In fairness to all LX80 owners, it would seem proper for Meade to issue an LX80 recall notice and contact all owners who submitted the LX80 product registration form. Those early customers who in good faith pre-ordered an LX80 in Yr2011 and took delivery in Summer 2012 are rapidly approaching the end of their 1 yr warranty period. Therefore, it would further seem proper for Meade to issue the recall notice this summer before their 1 yr period expires, or at least, waive the warranty period for those first deliveries until the fix is implemented.
Quote:I called Meade yesterday as I didn't remember if I registered my mount. CS said your sales receipt is all you need for warranty work and they don't do warranty registration....
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
Quote:OK, this will probably make me look really dumb, but I have a lx80 and still can't get the firmware update to work for me. I have resorted to just using my lx80 for observing and really enjoy it. My question would be, does anyone know how I can find someone I can go to to get assistance with my issues. I say my issues for a reason, because I probably jumped to far ahead of my ability to figure the computer hook up part of this hobby. I know, doesn't seem to totally fit with this thread, but thought maybe it couldn't hurt to say something. Glad Meade is stepping up to take care of there issues because I have only owned Meade products and really like what I have seen so far. Want to expand my knowledge of this hobby, but don't know where to go next.
Quote: Download StarPatch v1.9
Quote:I've heard that that Meade's Autostar Download Utility v6 has issues with the Audiostar hand controller.
AT80ED; AT111EDT; ES127ED; Vixen 140NAssf
CGEM; LX-80; WO EZTouch; DSV-3
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Mounts: Celestron CGEM, Celestron AS-GT
Eyepieces: Pentax XW 30, 20, 10, 7