Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:31 PM
I really hope this one doesn't break!
Posted 10 October 2005 - 05:55 PM
I bet youse guys are not going to believe this but when mine gets back I'm going to try something. It's going to be opened up and the control box will be inspected. If there is any way to move the card in the control box out then we shall see if this thing will shed it's forks and mount up to the CGE. And if it gives me any Lleege-al trouble, I already have a FeatherTouch adapter for it. Yes, I'll loose the collimation and other nice touches but the OTA is the Gem. And we can say good buy to the warranty I know. But then if you are very careful. I left my Peterson handles on the RCX when I sent it to Meade. I want to see if they notice.
Is this wise?
Posted 10 October 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:12 PM
On the OEM handles, I was hoping Meade would get a good look at how handles are supposed to be and patent something that looked like the Peterson handles then they could go after Pete..... aw, nevermind.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:03 AM
My name is Gianluca and I have a big passion for astronomy and astrophisic.
I read the RCX reports by Jonh Crilly
The RCX has a beautiful esthetich, i love it!
Posted 20 October 2005 - 06:34 AM
Hello Gianluca. Welcome to CN. Many share your passion and you will find many very friendly and well informed people here.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:25 AM
I' m very happy
The RCX meade is good telescope? I intend buy this telescope in future (next future) for imaging and research.
Excuse me for english error. I'm a student
Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:36 PM
Thursady, box 1 is in Buffalo, and box 2 is is Syracuse.
(Both scheduled for Friday delivery)
Well the tripod shows up at 3:30.
No Scope! UPS Tracking says, :Rescheduled for 10/31".!
I HATE UPS!
Posted 29 October 2005 - 09:52 AM
Hey, is that you posting the 24mm on Astromart this morning? If it's the one that came with the scope, you might want to edit the listing to clarify that it's a UWA eyepiece...just a thought!
Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:43 AM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:30 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 01:31 AM
But by then there should be a easy way for it to be removed.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 08:52 AM
Just kidding. I made a probe out of a piece of paper and removed it. I think it was a piece of the excellent packaging material they use now.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 11:52 AM
If the skies ever clear on nights I'm not working late, I'll be able to actually use this thing.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:15 AM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:09 AM
Well, it broke again. NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY ANYTHING FROM MEADE.
I couldnt help but chuckle a little..
BUT, that really sucks !.
My 14" RCX has just arrived in Australia, and i was informed it will be in my hands in 7 days.
Its going to be tested in the store for focus and mechanical movement before i pay the balance.
But trusting all our luck, it wont fail until i go to use it !.
Should have stuck to a 14" LX200 GPS !!!
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:13 AM
Gama, I hope your luck is better. Seems the folks with the 14" RCX units are doing fine. I can't think of anyone returning one yet. The 10" RCXs are.... a bit shaky.
I don't know what to say about Luke's latest development. Notice the silence here.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:36 AM
BUT, i do know of dealers telling me to stay clear of some Meade products except for the 14" LX200 GPS.
It has a much better design gearing and controll setup (Used on the RCX bases im told now), and had better optics than the 16". So maybe look at the 14" LX200GPS.
At least read about it from other owners reviews..
Meade should not test these scopes in QC anymore..
They should be testing the people working in QC.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:47 AM
1. Selling my 14" LX200 that was 11 months old in March. Both major problems I had with it stayed in the observatory when it left. First, stablity. It was the pier system unable to support the long FL. Second, image sharpness. This was my not being at a level to fine tune collimation which has since changed some.
2. Selling my 6 month old Takahashi FS102-II. The gentleman I sold it to just sent me one of the best galactic images I have ever seen taken through it. I didn't give it enough time while concentrating on the RCX.
How does the saying go? Something about a "fool and their gold".
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:54 AM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:02 AM
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:21 AM
But I've still got that LX10, you know; do you still have that Martin? Yes, tragic misfortune can still be reversed.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:22 AM
I had ordered my 14" in mid August, and its finally shipped out.
But im told probs were actually software from the dealer.
AHHHHH, its running Windows !!.
Thats why they keep crashing !