Hi there. I recently purchased a used AZEQ6 GT mount with a C11 XLT and had it shipped over from the UK to Ireland, so I didn't get a chance to validate it's in perfect working order before making the purchase although I have every reason to believe it was based on interaction with the seller.
While getting used to the setup (crikey it's enormous and heavy) and using it without any power (I do not have a power solution as yet) I noticed that the RA movement is quite stiff regardless of whether the scope is mounted or not. I've taken the RA clutch off completely and even at that, it's as though it's somehow in a tight grip, as it takes a good pull/push to get it moving in RA and you can hear the friction noise as it frees itself to swing in either direction when you move it. Once it gets moving it's relatively smooth but it does not move freely and requires quite a bit of force. Also when the C11 is mounted and I try to move the scope up and down on the RA Axis, there's a really loud vibration, particularly on the way down. A vibration you can feel also. It's almost like it stutters its way down and shakes.
It's almost as though everything is super tight. Is this normal when the setup is being moved manually (without power?). I have ordered a power supply and am really hoping this is a non issue when the mount is electronically controlled but it does have me worried. Any insights welcome. Will I need to consider having the mount repaired to free up the RA movement?
Edited by WicklowSkies76, 24 June 2019 - 04:06 AM.