Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> Reflectors

Pages: 1
MessiToM
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Huntingdon PA
Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new
      #5685340 - 02/17/13 02:29 PM


Just glad Ive seen people do this on here and god bless the person who originally thought this up lol




Now Ill have one less gripe about setting this heavy dob up out back.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rockethead26
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 10/21/09

Loc: Arizona, USA
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5685434 - 02/17/13 03:48 PM

Wheels are the cat's meow! Good job! Gonna paint them black or red? They gotta match, you know.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
cloudmagnet
sage


Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: Georgetown, Texas
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5685596 - 02/17/13 05:35 PM

Wheels.....will never catch on- no batteries, no camera, no touch-screen: what good are they???

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JIMZ7
Pooh-Bah
*****

Reged: 10/22/05

Loc: S.E.Michigan near DTW
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5685598 - 02/17/13 05:35 PM

I couldn't use my 10" Dob if it wasn't for the caster wheels on the bottom of its base. It saves your back & at my age-heart.

Jim


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
MessiToM
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Huntingdon PA
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5685801 - 02/17/13 07:36 PM

Thanks, not sure if Ill paint it. Ive color matched everything else. Sapose I should.

This really will save me from back ache.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BigC
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 09/29/10

Loc: SE Indiana
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5686778 - 02/18/13 10:57 AM

Yes.Nice job there.Now how to put wheels on my Z12 and handles that don't get in the weay or require stooping....

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5686822 - 02/18/13 11:27 AM

Nice job! Don't think I could move my mirror and rocker boxes without them. In the warmer months I leave my trusser set up and easily can roll the whole thing out to the patio making it a large grab and go.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
MessiToM
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Huntingdon PA
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... [Re: JimMo]
      #5691561 - 02/20/13 07:08 PM

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JimMo
I'd Rather Do It Myself


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Under the SE Michigan lightdom...
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5692321 - 02/21/13 08:06 AM

Quote:

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol




Hi Tom, yes that was me. You were set up right across from us Michigan boys. You had a 10" dob IIRC, looks like the astronomy bug caught on, eh?
Cheers,


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
auriga
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 03/02/06

Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5693733 - 02/21/13 10:55 PM

I am glad you like the wheels. Wheels are great in any configuration.

I myself prefer wheels in the Ross Sackett's Captain Nemo position:

http://stardazed.com/CaptainNemo.html

auriga


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Tim L
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 12/17/08

Loc: Missouri
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: MessiToM]
      #5694343 - 02/22/13 10:02 AM

Quote:


Just glad Ive seen people do this on here and god bless the person who originally thought this up lol.




That was Archimedes, right?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
MessiToM
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Huntingdon PA
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: Tim L]
      #5694396 - 02/22/13 10:28 AM

Lol I mean the wheel barrel approach

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
MessiToM
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 12/21/09

Loc: Huntingdon PA
Re: Saving my back. Yay wheels.... new [Re: JimMo]
      #5695447 - 02/22/13 07:28 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Thank you, thank you. I SO wish I could store my dob outside!

JimMo are you the Jim I met at BFSP a few years back that showed me the Veil and blew my newbie mind? lol




Hi Tom, yes that was me. You were set up right across from us Michigan boys. You had a 10" dob IIRC, looks like the astronomy bug caught on, eh?
Cheers,




Sure did catch! You and your friends from Michigan really helped me out on my first astro venture, and made it great. I will always remember it. "Tom" even let me borrow and use his tel-rad dew heater. BTW, The veil is still my fav object.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
14 registered and 28 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  ausastronomer, Phillip Creed, JayinUT, okieav8r 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 923

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics