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DavidOpticsmart
Vendor (Opticsmart.com)


Reged: 08/15/11

Loc: Alabama
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: silleryan]
      #5627549 - 01/17/13 07:40 AM

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James2fun
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Reged: 08/27/12

Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: DavidOpticsmart]
      #5769372 - 03/31/13 05:56 PM

I don't know if Orion foot screw size changed or Leveling feet bracket hole size could have changed. But we bought an Orion Skyquest Intelliscope 10 inch Dob and the leveling kit. The original screw for the feet does not fit through the Leveling Foot bracket as stated in the main posting. We wanted to keep the original feet, but it looks like that might not be an option now. Still trying to think of ideas.

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beatlejuice
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Reged: 04/05/11

Loc: Hamilton, ON,Canada
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: James2fun]
      #5769983 - 04/01/13 12:48 AM

I have a triangular Orion base so I just removed the little feet and replaced them with the brackets underneath. This required the purchase of 3 #12 1.25” screws to accommodate the extra length needed for re-attaching the original feet and sinking into the base far enough to feel secure.

Eric


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Bob Riggs
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Reged: 01/04/06

Loc: Port Angeles, WA
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5918849 - 06/13/13 01:58 PM

Hi David!

What do you figure the top end as regards weight for these will be? Specifically, would an XT14i at 120 pounds be too much?

Thanks and clear skies!

Bob

Edited by Bob Riggs (06/13/13 02:14 PM)


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DavidOpticsmart
Vendor (Opticsmart.com)


Reged: 08/15/11

Loc: Alabama
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: Bob Riggs]
      #5925890 - 06/17/13 04:25 PM

Hey Bob, sorry about the late reply, but I've been at Cub Scout camp with my son the last few days, and am just now digging out from under the pile on my desk.

Anyway, to tell you the truth, we haven't tried the leveling feet on a dob that heavy. I think they will hold up just fine, but the only way to find out for sure is to try them. If you want to, send me a PM when you get a chance and we'll talk about a trial arrangement. Thanks Bob!


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Bob Riggs
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Reged: 01/04/06

Loc: Port Angeles, WA
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: DavidOpticsmart]
      #5934291 - 06/22/13 09:41 AM

David, thanks for your reply. Hope CS Camp was a hoot! Your offer is appreciated. I'll get with you.

Clear skies!
Bob


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WOBentley
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Reged: 09/16/09

Loc: Pacific Northwest USA
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: Bob Riggs]
      #5952210 - 07/02/13 10:39 PM

I suppose a 20" Obsession is right out?

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DavidOpticsmart
Vendor (Opticsmart.com)


Reged: 08/15/11

Loc: Alabama
Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: WOBentley]
      #5953362 - 07/03/13 03:40 PM

Yeah that might be pushing it.

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denodan
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Reged: 10/06/04

Re: **NEW LEVELING FEET FOR DOBSONIANS** COMING SOON! new [Re: silleryan]
      #6082268 - 09/15/13 03:21 PM

Would the Levelling feet make the Goto Dob more accurate in it's tracking?

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