Hi everyone, new guy here and I'm having a bit of bother with an EXOS-1 EQ4 mount.
I've got the RA motor kit mounted and it works, but....there is rather a bit of space between the gears. Only the ends mesh, from rough measurements it looks like the motor needs to be shifted by about 1-1.5mm to allow for a full mesh of the gears. And that's the problem; the only way I can see to shift the motor is going to involve removal of material from either the mount or the motor housing. It looks like I could carefully remove the correct amount of material using a sanding block and very careful strokes but I'm afraid of misaligning the RA motor gear. Looks like it would be easier to remove a bit of stock from the mount evenly that it would the motor housing, but I'm loathe to do anything without some research.
The only other mount this size I've added a drive to is an Orion SVP and while its motors seem rather crude in comparison the mounting system does permit me to freely adjust the mesh of the gears.
Anyone else run into this? Should I leave the thing as is or am I right to be concerned about excessive wear on the part of the gears that is meshing? Or am I missing something, like a way of adjusting the motor inside its metal housing?
Any help appreciated,