The drive arrived an hour ago (UPS) from Scope Essentials in British Columbia, the price shipped was $78.12 USD. No customs charges. Double boxed, plenty of packing materials and all the parts were there. Mounting hardware and tools included. Nice instructions ... pictures and words!
About ten minutes to install it, seems to work fine. Will know for sure the first clear evening. As mentioned earlier in this thread, the only screw-up in the design of the mount, is the inability to disconnect the cable connection at the motor without removing the motor assembly cover. I'd be a little peeved if it were necessary to do this often, but since I can't see any need to do so, I probably won't lose any sleep over it.
The hand box has an on/off switch, north/south switch & reversible 2x and 8x sidereal speed buttons. A green LED lights up when the box is turned on and becomes red when any of the buttons are pushed. Tomorrow I'll swing by Lowes and pick up some heat shrink tubing to run the power and hand box cables through. Should dress things up a bit and prevent dangling cables from catching on other 'stuff'. It's powered by 4 D-cell batteries in pouch that hangs where ever you decide to put it. I have mine hanging beneath the eyepiece tray/spreader at the moment.
I'll post a picture in the next day or two.
Here's the single axis drive on the LX-70 (supporting an AT102ED). As mentioned above, I added 1/2" heat shrink tubing to the power and hand box cables. I also glued a hook to the top of the hand box, something that really should have been designed into the system. Works well under the stars. Good value for the money and good service from the dealer. All is right with the world.
Edited by Pat Rochford, 12 June 2019 - 01:22 PM.