At last, I stopped procrastinating (very good at that ) and progress with the Byers-worm/EQ project.
I have high hopes for this. Can't afford a high-end mount, and hunted down the Byers worm gears. 11" for RA and 6" for the DEC.
All plates and bearing housing is alu... the shafts are steel.
The tapered roller bearings ID is 70mm/North and 40mm/South. The worms will be driven by EqDrive steppers direct and controlled by EQMOD.
The C14HD will ride on this with a 80ED and perhaps a 6RC.
Not sure what to expect from this... Byers worm gear has a good reputation. Did a lot of research ... not found much plan or drawing. So I tried to keep it simple, but 'robust' ... if that's the right word.
Going to be on a pier in an obsy... don't care of the weight.
My friends help me with the machining and did the drawings.
Before the machining, I like to ask you to comment on the design.
I'll welcome any input/criticism, suggestions.