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#1 donald41

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:51 AM

does anyone know were a person could get a older meade LX10 fork mount for my 8" meade sct. i had one a long time ago and not sure what i did with it. ive  had so many scopes and mounts over the years. thanks, don



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:21 AM

Your best bet is to look in the classifieds here and place an add if you don't find anything.



#3 DSOGabe

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:00 PM

I have one from an 8 inch LX6. But, the transformer on the power cord got fried, smoke coming out of it. I'm not familiar enough to know if that damaged the drive.  

I'll try to test it out with another power cord and let you know.


Edited by DSOGabe, 01 July 2020 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:15 PM

Sadly fork mounts are getting rare.
Everyone drank that "forkectomy" cool aid and tossed their old forks :(

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

Sadly fork mounts are getting rare.
Everyone drank that "forkectomy" cool aid and tossed their old forks frown.gif

I liked that scope, so light for a fork mount. Only reason I did the surgery on it was because of the electrical issue with the cord. 



#6 donald41

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:48 PM

DS0Gabe, im not sure if the 8" that came off a LX10 would fit a X6 mount. maybe someone here can verify. i dont care about the electrical part of the mount, just the mechanical part like the ease of motion and the slow motion controls working properly. thanks, don  



#7 donald41

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:31 PM

 i am planning on using it for maybe 20-30 minute viewing kind of grab and go. carry it out and set it on a metal table i had a welding shop build for me, no tripod just the scope and mount. moving it around by hand and using mechanical slow motion controls. don




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