My name is Salvo and I am of Italian origin, but I live in Switzerland.
From the beginning of 2019 I have a Doctelescope 24 "F / 4.2 manual.
It is a totally handmade Dobsonian, in metal alloy. Very compact and light due to its size, but rather robust. I, who am 170 cm tall, can manage the load and assembly of the instrument by myself.
It holds collimation very well during use, during assembly everything remains in axis and only a minimum adjustment of the primary mirror is required.
There are practically no bending.
The primary cell has 18 floating points, in aluminum alloy, with laser-tipped pieces. The mirror rests on two points, no belt, this solution does not involve any deformation of the mirror. For the optics under Doctelescope's advice I turned to a good Italian craftsman, choosing a mirror in Supremax 52 mm thick.
I am very satisfied with the Doctelescope, as a former owner of an 18 "F / 5 ZEN which is nothing but a copy of a Classic Obsession. I regret very smooth, perfect movements of this instrument.
The movements of the Doctelescope are fluid, but very pasty. This requires an extra force when moving the telescope is still an operation that is done with two fingers (thumb and forefinger). Personally I used 520 x on the Ghost of Jupiter (maximum magnifications allowed by my eyepieces), but I also tried 1040 x (adding a barlow 2x) on stellar subjects, being able to chase and incredibly keeping the instrument with the fingers the vibrations are muted instantly , obviously if you accidentally hit the telescope this is obvious, but they are crazy enlargements for my taste. This pastosita is however a point in favor in windy conditions, practically the instrument does not giara and remains in position. If you decide to motorize the instrument it becomes practically perfect.
I consider it a good product, at a decidedly favorable cost, but Marco is really willing to create with various solutions an instrument almost "sewn on" based on needs.
I hope I was helpful
Clear skies and congratulations for the forums.