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#26 LLEEGE

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:44 PM

He probobly got it mounted, took a look throught it and passed out.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:46 PM

Eiher that, or he disregarded the 4 erson warning and.....
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:50 PM

How nice to have such warm concern! We are alive and well, having just delivered our LX200 12" to Bernie in Pittsburgh and drying out from the weekend deluge. Dissatisfied with the appearance of the bungees we have modified our cart:
The scope will be up tomorrow night with clear skies expected.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:05 PM

In addition, the stationary bunks had to be removed from the Astro Trailer and a recessed tie down ring had to be installed in the floor and the garden cart for the mount system had to be reduced 12" in length. Now everthing fits compactly in a 5 x 9' cargo trailer together with the folding cot and 4" mattress, the heat pump air conditioning system, the hot water heater, shower,comode,30 gal. water tank, teddy, tool cabinet, microwave, refrigerator freezer, and gen set. We're good to go and on breakdown the scope and mount will have a weather proof home. I know, I know, but I'll post pictures.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:32 PM

Here is where the scope and cart goes:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:33 PM

Here is the shower and roll out porch:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:40 PM

This is where the floor ring was installed. The cart tugs down to it and the mattress and bed separates the cart from the garden cart and mount components when underway. Okay, so you're asking, "Why not just get a toy hauler?". Because I can not park "Campers" on the property. The only thing left to be set up to go is a Desert Storm type scope cover.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:42 PM

Nice!

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

See the cart and scope?


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:44 PM

Scope suspension- it's working well. The scope floats:

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:47 PM

So the cart works and Murphy approves:

Spruce Knob? Yup, if the space between the logs is 40"
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:50 PM

Now we need Jason Ware's critical eye here and whether he thinks this is any improvement over the engine hoist. Tomorrow we will take pictures of the assembly process, but first we want to drive it around the block a few times.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:59 PM

By the way, the little Werner 24" high aluminum scaffold miraculously fits between the forks. So the scope can be lowered on the scaffold and the cart driven away. Hmnn. But what all of you who are captivated missed is the cart is actually a hidden electrically elevating scope chair, even for the big ones...up to 1200 lbs.


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:12 PM

The shadow on the left is me.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:18 PM


Let me know how it works out. One thing you will get very
tired of is putting on and taking off the 45 lb fixed
counter weights. Thats why I leave it together and roll
it in and out of the garage.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

Star Parties?

Well, Calvin there will be the WSP in the Keys in all likelihood, if I'm sent an application and I just mailed my check for the Black Forest at Cherry Springs. Why do you ask?

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:26 PM

Kenny you are a awesome dude who has really thought out everything! I'm already JEALOUS and I'm looking at my 10" Classic and asking it "Why can't you be like Kenny's Scope?" I'm ready to give it the heave-ho LOL

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:42 PM

Yeah we are all a little jealous. Nahh I'm content with a 1 foot scope. After all, mo' aperture mo' problems.


Aaahhh who am I kidding. Are you ever going to set up at home during the week so I can come and ogle? :)

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:52 PM

I'll be sure to let you know Jason. I'll photograph each step, but while I have your attention, is my scope supposed to have something clunking inside? I have a definite clunk noise even tho' it has not left the corrector plate down position yet.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:59 PM

Joe, I'm going to try to fire this up tomorrow night after I back the trailer and set up the pop up to minimize the view of the scope from a busy Summerdale Avenue. Are you any good at Polaris?

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:11 PM

Dead, we'll know tomorrow night whether this is a telescope or a large mud mooring anchor for Jerry's sailboat. Don't be jealous yet, but while I have YOUR attention, can I get your AMEN on a post humous donation of these hands to the Smithsonian?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:43 AM

This could be a mind altering piece of equipment. You might move to darker skies and never be heard from again.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:55 AM

Ken,

The only thing that your cart is missing is a couple of cup holders.

When you get "first light", please make sure to have someone take pictures of the set up and tear down. I am really interested in seeing the process.

Regards,

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 06:53 AM

The other thing is, get some shots with you standing next to the rig and OTA to give us a sense of scale. It doesn't always across in some of these pictures.

Looking good.

Nick

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:23 AM

Kenny,

Much thanks for taking us all on this ride with you! :waytogo:

A combination scope cart and power elevating observing chair! :cool:


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