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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
Re: C14 goto mount minimum Size ? new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5955404 - 07/04/13 11:36 PM


There is an EM400 for $4K Buy-It-Now on ebay (item # 321155341218).

That's a steal. The last one I saw (sold by Anthony of ADM) was $7K range, but with a tripod.

If I didn't already have a Mach1, I'd be on this like a flea on a poodle. Nevermind the extreme weight.

The seller will even consider an offer for less.

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Reged: 08/10/09

Loc: Singapore
Re: C14 goto mount minimum Size ? new [Re: orlyandico]
      #5955676 - 07/05/13 08:05 AM

Mike... and that's what gets me worried.

They don't go that cheap. An EM-400 is AP900 class, payload wise (or a bit less - but definitely over Mach1). Even at the BIN price it is a steal.

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Reged: 05/10/07

Loc: N of Tampa
Re: C14 goto mount minimum Size ? [Re: EFT]
      #5957172 - 07/06/13 07:52 AM

All G11 Gg1 and G2 owners have had motor stalls..(for years)
And as the load gets bigger more often. Its truly hard
to get a big scope like a C14 in perfect balance..But we get close. The new HD motors eliminate this problem.
And they start and stop faster. And are now standard on new units. And the newest software for G2 now has an electronic balance feature to help with new G11s/G2( there is a firmware update in the G2 motor chip set to get the balance feature.(not yet as a upgrade)But the new HD motors work in the older units. And run very cool. I think this helps to get the best performance out of the G11.I also think Losmandy has made this a new standard for a good reason.

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