Hi folks. Even though I looked around the net, I have several questions here for anyone with knowledge about this, maybe you can give me some good points and counsel.
I am going to load my Meade LX200 10" ACF (Serial #107263) on steroids. It is permanently mounted and it will have on it around 19 Kg worth equipment (around 40 pounds) including all piggyback accesories, back imaging accesories and counterweights. I know this may sound massive, as I have found word over the net talking of 20-25 pounds as "safe limits".
Anyway, I want to know what kind of ball bearings has my mount (if any), and the load limitation you have knowledge of! Does it have the same ball bearings as the 12"? If so, I should have no problem.
Another question is this. I know I have to slow down the rate to protect the gears. But, by how much? What's the max rate you would use here?
Thank you lads in advance!
Clear skies and joy!
Edited by MADRID SKY, 03 September 2015 - 02:27 PM.