Sphinx differences in manufacture date
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:33 PM
Is this a sign of the age of the head assembly? I believe all recent manufacture SXW's have/had alminium cast spur gears, and only the SXP and maybe the SXD had brass 180 tooth gears.
I believe this one is also the older Tsukasa motors instead of the more recent Sayama.
Any ideas? Or are the alu gears only on the VERY recent SXW merge to SX2?
Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:03 AM
I just removed the gear cover for my Tsukasa motored SXW and it looks like brass gears.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:48 AM
Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:23 AM
Interesting Vixen does not seem to lubricate their gears - mine have ll been bone dry like Steven's above. I always added a VERY small amount of lithium or graphite grease.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:57 PM
fwiw back in SkySensor 2K days (SP/GP, and with regular single/dual axis drives as well), iirc they didn't recommend any lube on the brass gears, I just gaped mine with a thin sheet of paper and worked problem free when I had the drive.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:53 AM
The GPDX and 2 supposedly used brass.