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RobM
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Economical, but STABLE GrabnGo for SV 90T Raptor?
      #5732603 - 03/14/13 05:26 PM

Got a gently used SV90T Raptor APO and need a economical, but stable, mount for visual only. Would like it lightweight, as I have a bad back. Suggestions....comments....ad hoc abuse?

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Binojunky
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Re: Economical, but STABLE GrabnGo for SV 90T Raptor? new [Re: RobM]
      #5732652 - 03/14/13 05:56 PM

All lightweight mounts are a compromise, I use a Porta Mount but with the stock aluminum legs I found it tended to jiggle, so these were replaced with wooden ones, a big improvement however at the cost of weight,DA.

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Binojunky
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Re: Economical, but STABLE GrabnGo for SV 90T Raptor? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5732653 - 03/14/13 05:57 PM

PS, whats wrong with the Gibraltar, I would have thought it was ideal for your use??,DA.

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RobM
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Re: Economical, but STABLE GrabnGo for SV 90T Raptor? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5732667 - 03/14/13 06:14 PM

BTW, no longer have the Gibraltar....sold 2 years ago. That plus the AT90EDT PLUS THE TV Gibraltar + 2" diagonal was heavy.

Edited by RobM (03/14/13 06:22 PM)


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core
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Re: Economical, but STABLE GrabnGo for SV 90T Raptor? new [Re: RobM]
      #5732684 - 03/14/13 06:24 PM

If you're handy with some woodworking, head on over to the ATM forum and checkout the following thread -cheap alt az mount

There's also this Easy Alt/Az Mount Modification (on second thots this would be under-mounted for your SV90)


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