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#51 Billydee

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

Larry,

 

There is a Q3.5 with PG-I just posted to eBay for $2650 that looks pretty nice.  There is a photo of the base showing all the connections and another picture showing the 12 volt AC wall wart adapter.  I do not think you could use a 12 volt DC battery but the base input is marked 12 VDC.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

 

 

Those are Questar's problems. I have a Q3.5 and a Q7 with PG 1's installed and have never encountered them. The main problem is for the user--switching the battery in the scope's base when the old one goes dead. Removing the little Q from its tripod is no big deal but rather inconvenient. But removing the 50-lb Q7 from its base is a major operation even during daylight when I'm feeling fresh and strong--doing it late at night in the dark when one is not as alert is a potential recipe for disaster; if the Q7's battery goes dead early in the evening, I may resort to the slow motions, but later on it's easier to just quit for the night.

Does the PG-1 in the Q7 have a 12V input? Then you could carry a jump-start battery and appropriate cord, plug it into the base, and carry on observing.

 

It does but I don't use it. My luck with jump-start batteries has been dismal, and it goes counter to Questar's concept of the "self-contained observatory". I would run it off the car, except I have a foreign car whose cigarette lighter port doesn't work when the car's not running, plus it's rare to have the car next to me.



#53 Billydee

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

Ben,

 

The one on eBay is the Q3.5 you desire, a 1990 Duplex, PG-I, Dec Motor, BB and other options ($2650),

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:59 PM

Bill,  I make it a practice never to jinx a great deal by announcing it before the goods arrive as hoped, but...

A different PG-1 is packed and ready to ship to my address.


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#55 Billydee

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:55 PM

Ben,

 

Best of luck,

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:33 PM

Just got my 3 back from Q. 1988. Total clean refurbish a clutch, powerguide 3 added. The remote works, I hear the motor working but - not movement? Any thoughts? It looks brand new




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