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jmiele
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Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: KDizzle]
      #5361579 - 08/10/12 11:45 AM

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Just got my pier today so finally I was able to put the mount head on something. But now I am thinking maybe I am overmounting?






The mount should be ok, however, I would see if Andy Homeyer can make you a cradle for the tube. It would increase rigidity.

Best, Joe


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KDizzle
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Loc: Woodinville, WA
Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: jmiele]
      #5362623 - 08/10/12 10:55 PM

So I put my NP101is on there for the night and thought I would try to learn the software tonight. But really one counterweight all the way up is too much... I am thinking it might even be better to run without a counterweight.




Edited by KDizzle (08/10/12 10:58 PM)


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brianb11213
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Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: KDizzle]
      #5362807 - 08/11/12 02:28 AM

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So I put my NP101is on there for the night and thought I would try to learn the software tonight. But really one counterweight all the way up is too much... I am thinking it might even be better to run without a counterweight.



You probably need a styrofoam counterweight. Or stuff a Meade series 5000 40mm SWA "hand grenade" in the NP101, that will balance out a good few kilos of steel at the other end of the dec shaft ;-)

Actually that rig looks very well balanced, it might even cope with the capricious 60mph zephyrs that are commonplace in this part of the world. Your yard is sloping at a funny angle though ;-)

Edited by brianb11213 (08/11/12 02:31 AM)


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KDizzle
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Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: brianb11213]
      #5362821 - 08/11/12 03:01 AM

Totally did not work. Kept getting the error "Mount hit something or is not well balanced." Not really any surprise there. Tried to bungie a 5 lb weight on there and couldn't get close.
Guess I'll just have to ... wait (pun intended) ... for the CDK. Maybe this upcoming week? /pray /cross-fingers /etc

Oh, P.S... the driveway "entrances" are sloped, but the top area there is actually very flat and has the largest expanse of non-tree hiddden sky...

Edited by KDizzle (08/11/12 03:04 AM)


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iluxo
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Reged: 09/23/08

Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5363116 - 08/11/12 10:30 AM

There's no such thing as "overmounting". The more the better !

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TALK2KEV
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Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5364495 - 08/12/12 10:02 AM

Nice mount

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JAT Observatory
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Re: Am I overmounting? new [Re: KDizzle]
      #5364836 - 08/12/12 02:39 PM

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Oh, P.S... the driveway "entrances" are sloped, but the top area there is actually very flat and has the largest expanse of non-tree hiddden sky...




I think what he's politely trying to get across to you is you should have rotated your picture.


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