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berobertsmd
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CPC landing pad new
      #5692021 - 02/20/13 11:59 PM

I have a CPC9.25 Always seem to have trouble lining up the upper unit onto the tripod. I saw ad for Starizona CPC landing pad. Any user comments or critiques much appreciated. Thanks-

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Stef
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Loc: Dubai, UAE
Re: CPC landing pad new [Re: berobertsmd]
      #5692304 - 02/21/13 07:46 AM

I bought one of these for my NS 9.25 GPS and think it is brilliant. Not an essential piece of kit, but sure makes life a little easier. The scope sits so securely on the mount, that on the odd occasion I forgot to attach the 3 locking bolts. Not something I'd recommend. High quality product too. Buy with full confidence.....

Edited by Stef (02/21/13 07:47 AM)


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Bob Griffiths
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Re: CPC landing pad new [Re: Stef]
      #5692335 - 02/21/13 08:22 AM

I Honestly do not know if the Landing pad would improve the CPC all that much...

It sure did with the older NSGPS scopes but the CPC scopes are a lot easier to place on the tripod ...I may be wrong but I'll wager that Starizonia has not sold a lot of them to CPC owners...

Having said that I only mounted my CPC1100 on its tripod twice..before I moved it into my observatory on a pier...

Bob G.


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jrs
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Loc: Matthews, NC 28104
Re: CPC landing pad [Re: Bob Griffiths]
      #5693411 - 02/21/13 07:44 PM

I have one, and it is now in a box. I think it is easier without it.

Mine is for the 8" CDC-EdgeHD, not sure if it is different for a regular CPC


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doctomster
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Loc: North Carolina
Re: CPC landing pad new [Re: jrs]
      #5726721 - 03/11/13 07:55 PM

I bought one for my CPC 1100 and it works OK. You will still have to fiddle with the alignment of the 3 screws that draw down on the telescope base. Simply rotate the base until you feel and hear the holes and bolts line up. The nice thing about this unit is that it gives you some confidence that you aren't going to push this 65 pound sucker of the tripod!!!

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JoeR
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Re: CPC landing pad new [Re: doctomster]
      #5727567 - 03/12/13 07:32 AM

I really like mine however watch the cord wrap! I broke two cables on it when I was not paying attention to a long slew.

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