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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: brokenwave]
      #5557398 - 12/06/12 12:05 PM

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The hand cart tires have air in them so it will make rolling the mount over small terrain changes or even steps easily.




Any specific hand cart that you would recommend? Thanks.


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Starhawk
Space Ranger
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5557471 - 12/06/12 12:41 PM

I have been able to play with a scope-buggy. Those things really work well since the large tires give good flotation.

-Rich


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rmollise
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Reged: 07/06/07

Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5557657 - 12/06/12 02:37 PM

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Rod,

I got impatient with the LX80 and ordered a SkyWatcher AZ EQ-6 from KWTelescopes in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I will be doing side by side testing with the two and my MallinCams once it arrives and I recover enough from my latest surgery.

Jack




Get well soon...and I will eagerly await your results!


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brokenwave
sage


Reged: 05/10/11

Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5557924 - 12/06/12 05:21 PM

Any hand cart with Pneumatic tires, Home Depot/Lowes/Ace Hardware, Harbor Freight, $30-60 will give you 5 different models. Add a 36-48" wide 1x4or6, or a 2"angle iron piece bolted to the cart base and a ratcheting strap. Poor man set-up.
Or $350ish for a scope buggy, which looks nice, BTW.


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5559041 - 12/07/12 10:51 AM

Rod,

The mount is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. It will be ready to use before me I am afraid. I had my gall bladder removed on Wednesday - had enough with those unscheduled attacks at the most inoppertune time.

Jack


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David PavlichAdministrator
Transmographied
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Reged: 05/18/05

Loc: Mandeville, LA USA
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5559679 - 12/07/12 05:52 PM

Yikes! I assume that we won't see you at the meeting on the 19th?

David


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5559886 - 12/07/12 07:57 PM

David,

I am missing tonight's meeting but plane on being at Macaroni Grill on the 19th.

Jack


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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5559887 - 12/07/12 08:00 PM

Get well soon, Jack.

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Starhawk
Space Ranger
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5560069 - 12/07/12 10:26 PM

Ouch- Get better, soon.

My wife had this- the bounce back from the surgery was surprisingly good. I hope yours is as well.

-Rich


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rmollise
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Reged: 07/06/07

Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: Jack Huerkamp]
      #5560558 - 12/08/12 09:23 AM

Quote:

Rod,

The mount is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday. It will be ready to use before me I am afraid. I had my gall bladder removed on Wednesday - had enough with those unscheduled attacks at the most inoppertune time.

Jack




Sorry about your latest medical travails, Jack. Miss Dorothy and I will be thinking of you.


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John Miele
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/29/05

Loc: North Alabama
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5561250 - 12/08/12 05:37 PM

Hey Jack,

I had my Gall bladder removed about 18 months ago. I'm back to eating jalapenos and drinking beer with no problems . Wish you the best recovery!

John


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Jack Huerkamp
Vendor - Waning Moon


Reged: 10/13/05

Loc: Louisiana
Re: Decided to Stick With LX-80 new [Re: John Miele]
      #5562440 - 12/09/12 01:10 PM

John,

Thanks for the best wishes. I started cutting back on the jalapeños years ago, substituting banana peppers for them. I did not find a substitute for beer yet, though.

Jack


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