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Tim C
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Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager?
      #3020790 - 04/02/09 08:43 PM

Anyone figured out how to make (or acquire) an extra slow motion control cable for a Voyager? What I need is one that is truly flexible so that it doesn't hit the OTA when used on the azimuth knob. From what I can see, none of ones out there fit the Voyager. I like the mount but this is preventing me from truly enjoying the mount to the fullest in the field.

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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Tim C]
      #3025311 - 04/05/09 09:54 AM

Tim, do you have any links to the slo mo cables???
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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Tim C]
      #3025548 - 04/05/09 12:07 PM

Quote:

Anyone figured out how to make (or acquire) an extra slow motion control cable for a Voyager? What I need is one that is truly flexible so that it doesn't hit the OTA when used on the azimuth knob. From what I can see, none of ones out there fit the Voyager. I like the mount but this is preventing me from truly enjoying the mount to the fullest in the field.




Right on - the short, stiff cable on the azimuth contact the tube of my 100ED - kind of a nuisance.

We need a longer, more flexible one.

I tried the cables from the AZ3, but the connector is too large.

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Tim C
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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #3025850 - 04/05/09 02:33 PM

Hi Manny - only ones that I've found have been on Astronomics (these are also sold on other sites). I emailed scopestuff as well and haven't heard back yet but I don't think theirs will fit either.

http://www.astronomics.com/main/product.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/1TJ0US3T83X39PSS39SNSASU90/product_id/FLEXI

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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Tim C]
      #3025949 - 04/05/09 03:32 PM

I just wonder if there is enough metal on the cable to be drilled out to fit the Voyager.
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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #3026045 - 04/05/09 04:25 PM

that's an interesting idea - just need another 1.5mm I believe. Now that I've got one of your bent bars on the way, even the regular AT Voyager cable would do (if they were available).

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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Tim C]
      #3038027 - 04/11/09 12:36 PM

Tim,
I bought a pair of the cables you linked to and will perform surgery on them when I get 'em to see if they can be drilled out.
I have some that look pretty close to the same as the Antares and there seems to be enough metal to drill 1.5MM away so they just might work.
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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #3038113 - 04/11/09 01:39 PM

I'm on the wait list!

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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Tim C]
      #3047914 - 04/16/09 08:50 PM

The surgery was successful!
I managed to summon the strength and energy after work today to perform the out patient op.
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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: Manny Myles]
      #3048268 - 04/17/09 12:30 AM

Dave,

So does this mean that "cool I was able to make one of these flexible cables work on a Voyager" or "this wasn't a big deal and I should be able to offer these flexible cables for the Voyager at a good price"?

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Re: Extra Flexible Control Cable for Voyager? new [Re: mclewis1]
      #3048512 - 04/17/09 06:17 AM

Mark, PM sent
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