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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Vixen Build 2.1 on SXD? new
      #3627752 - 02/16/10 09:15 AM

Anyone using the 2.1 ver released Dec. '09 on an SXD mount? Does it "smooth" out the drive issues( noise, jitters, runaway) on this mount? I'm considering a used one...thanks.

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Reged: 08/04/04

Loc: North of Toronto
Re: Vixen Build 2.1 on SXD? [Re: t.r.]
      #3628782 - 02/16/10 05:43 PM

I upgraded my controller, but have only used it in the house.. the weather hasnt been great..

I have never experienced "runaway" I did notice that the mount made some clicking sort of noises that you might call jitters. some of the time.

I rebalanced the mount a little more carefully and tried it again and no sound..other than the usual hum..

I think that this mount and perhaps all eq mounts are more sensitive to balance than I would have originally thought..

If your getting it used then I wouldnt hesitate in buying it.. if you dont like it then you will proabably be able to sell it again for what you paid..

When I sell my mount and thats only if I ever do I will get a Tak next. To me quality is worth the extra dollars.

The vixen is nicely built and very portable pleasure to use. I think that all the negative hype about the star book is overated..

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