As a current RV-6 owner I am in search of folks who have used the Meade 826 (or equivalents) who have input on the options/practicality of bringing one back to life and if in your opinion these classics will materially add to someone's astronomy journey.
From a purely historical sense want to see another classic 8" scope in use again. I must admit I do not know if there are limitations that might mean I should not attempt this and am asking accordingly.
As I do not own the unit I am thinking about, I am informed by a moderator that I cannot ask about specifics that have any transactional value and that any discussion about offering to buy/acquire parts, or even apparently what the real market value of such items might be, may only occur on the classifieds; so I stress that I am hoping for guidance about the OTAs, OEM glass and pedestal mounts of the late 70s early 80s. I read lots of good reports, but are these units restorable? Are parts available if needed?