The Evolution mount is an intelligently designed Alt-Az with built in battery which is great to avoid cordwrap. However, its hand controller cradle is designed to clip to a tripod leg which, given the short length of cable, can create cord wrap issues.
One can, of course, enable Cordwrap ON, but this has proven to be a bit hit or miss, notably during the development of CPWI. Most owners also prefer to have cordwrap off. Hence, owners of the 8" version have taken to affixing the HC Cradle to the mount carry handle, which works great, and offers a cordwrap free solution.
However, this alternative fixing fails with the 9.25" Evolution as the tripod legs are thicker. That means the 9.25" HC Cradle clip is too wide for the carry handle. Eventually, my 8" HC Cradle clip snapped as it isn't designed for this fixing and no amount of Gorrilla Glue would repair it. I did adapt it with Velcro, but it wasn't ideal. Hence, I also needed to find a solution.
Searches for a suitable part in the UK failed apart from 3D printer DIY options (I don't have an expensive 3D printer).Then, I read about a part retailed by Starizona, who seem to offer all manner of neat accessories not available in the UK (like sorbithane gaskets to prevent a Fastar secondary mirror holder rotating when affixing Hyperstar.....but I digress).
I had to import this from the USA and a $15 part cost me $36 shipping to the UK, but the Starizona Evolution HC Clip accessory that is designed to clip to the mount carry handle is a great solution for all Evolution models. Despatched from Arizona, it arrived in the UK within three days, which made me feel better about the shipping cost. But it is a great accessory, particularly if a USA resident and you don't take the international postage hit. Maybe Starizona could licence this to a UK supplier/manufacturer with a 3D printer? Maybe Celestron could embrace it as a standard accessory?
Edited by Noah4x4, 12 August 2020 - 11:53 PM.