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orlyandico
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: Hilmi]
      #6152907 - 10/23/13 03:26 AM

i think it's a well known issue that the original G11 servomotors were kind of weak and hence overly sensitive to imbalance etc.

aren't maxons available for the G11?


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Hilmi
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: orlyandico]
      #6152932 - 10/23/13 04:11 AM

I have the new high torque motors, not Maxons but almost the same amount of torque

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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: Raginar]
      #6153304 - 10/23/13 10:04 AM

Rob,

Upgrade your fur warms the steps aren't hard and while I had the same trepidation, the new features are nice. PEC works great too.


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pfile
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: Raginar]
      #6153514 - 10/23/13 11:53 AM

i've done the FW updates before, i just keep seeing people reporting bugs with the new FW on the GII yahoo list, like where the DEC stops responding while calibrating. i have bugs in the FW i am running, just not that bug, and i was debating whether or not it was worth it to trade one set of problems for another...

it's possible PEC does not work right in my FW; it was one of the first where PEC was supposed to have been fixed.

anyway no PEC for a while! have to get the motors sorted.

i was well balanced when all of this happened but of course the motor does not know the difference between imbalance and something physically stopping the RA axis


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diurnal
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: pfile]
      #6154148 - 10/23/13 05:56 PM

ive been thinking about getting the ovision worm for a while, but not sure if its worth it. i just might as well get a new mount, but im all out of cash. it seems like im playing a slot machine.

right now i'm 75% happy with the mount as my experience has grown. i wanted to ask you all when you do polar align do you leave the altitude, and or azimuth locked down? it seems impossible to get a good alignment when you have to lock down the altitude and azimuth after adjustments. i've been adjusting my altitude with it locked down , not sure if im stripping anything lol.


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gdd
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: diurnal]
      #6154451 - 10/23/13 09:29 PM

Quote:

i wanted to ask you all when you do polar align do you leave the altitude, and or azimuth locked down? it seems impossible to get a good alignment when you have to lock down the altitude and azimuth after adjustments. i've been adjusting my altitude with it locked down , not sure if im stripping anything lol.




I loosen both altitude and azimuth while making adjustments, then tighten them when done. I did not see any change in the polaris or 2nd star locations after tightening.

Gale


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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: pfile]
      #6155249 - 10/24/13 10:46 AM

Rob, if you send your motors in for a rebuild be sure to get their firmware upgraded too. They added electronic balancing to them.

Also, I'm on the most recent edition and have no issues. I dunno

Edited by Raginar (10/24/13 10:48 AM)


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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: Raginar]
      #6155287 - 10/24/13 11:04 AM

Firmware update is on main mount controller

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pfile
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Re: G11 replacement worm / PEC new [Re: Raginar]
      #6155367 - 10/24/13 11:49 AM

good idea, i'll ask about that too. i don't know what causes the G2 issues, even on the firmware i am running other people apparently had no problems. my main issue is model corruption when doing syncs near one another (such as astrotortilla will do)

rob


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