Upgrade to the old EQ8. Interesting.
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:45 PM
Looks like the HDX110
Looks can be deceiving on this.
Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:07 PM
I wish manufacturers wouldn't put connectors (like the power connector) on parts of the mount that move. Urg.
Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:24 PM
This is an update to the existing EQ8, it seems. Is there a more complete list of things that have changed that you could publish?
Things that are listed as being improved are:
Things removed, it seems:
The main thing I would have liked to see in the improvements but not listed is:
If there are other less obvious or unlisted features than given on the FLO Website, please elaborate. Since the FLO page says they are available for immediate shipment, I assume they are now available in Europe. Do you have any information that you can mention regarding when these might come to North America / USA?
If these have spring loaded worms, I might be interested to buy again / upgrade.
Edited by jdupton, 17 September 2019 - 07:25 PM.
Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:41 AM
Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:39 AM
I would have loved that this new EQ8 to be a new "AZ-EQ8"... :-) ... an AZ mode for more ergonomic use in visual mode with large OTAs could have benn interesting. (for instance I place a Dob400 FlexTube OTA on EQ8, but there are some "impossible" to use positions of the OTA). .... and maybe to have WiFi integrated already :-)
I have now an EQ8, I see no reason to upgrade to EQ8-R
Posted 26 April 2020 - 10:42 AM
Also there is no mention on whether the inerrant issues with the older model have been resolved...
like terrible out of true worm wheels, awful backlash and the bad clutches, of which I had mine break and had to source a new one of a much better design and made from Stronger material from a guy in Ireland, so what is the new clutch design, how is it better, is it made of better material than the previous brittle alloy, how have you overcome the backlash issues....these are the things us end users want to know....not the crap about having a few USB ports on the mount, and the fact that some of the connections have moved to the side....c’mon skywatcher give us some info on this new mount...info that matters...
Posted 26 April 2020 - 07:25 PM
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