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 Post subject: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Flip mirror has come and I've set it up best I can, just have to wait for a clear night and set it up properly.had to revert back to the wired remote focuser to reduce weight.

Also wireless sender as come and waiting for usb wireless receiver dongle for pc
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 Post subject: Re: Flipping 'eck!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Hmm, that arrangement still looks rather back-heavy to me, John.
Paraphrasing Chief Brody from Jaws, I think you're going to need a bigger mount!
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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:22 pm 
Can't possibly be sturdy that surely .......


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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:26 pm 
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:lol: yes your right Ross.
thats why i remove the R/C box so I could slide the tube forward more.
The payload is on the limit, got a couple of pounds to spare. I do need a new ALT motor as it is a bit slow going down,[ dropping the back end down] but no problem raising it, would of thought it would be the other way round.Already changed the AZ motor as this had the same symptom's, slow one way. seems a common problem with these mounts.The new motors are slightly different design. I'll wait till it goes a bit more worse before replacing it. Luckily this already had the revised circuit board so that doesn't need replacing.

its only 30 quid for new motor and gearbox.


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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:28 pm 
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@ Dean, it seems the same as before, just a bit longer. just have to be carefull not to poke yourself in the eye when you bend down :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:31 pm 
Just be careful you don't get it stuck inbetween Dover & Calais when you slew it round John...
I'd have a serious rethink about that setup if I was you mate.


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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Andy your right about another mount, but at the moment thats not possible.

I've had another tinker with it and changed the position of the power socket and refitted it to the side of the servo, I'm been able now to slide the tube all the way to the end of the dovetail nearly 2'' looks a bit better
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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:16 pm 
I understand about not wanting to respend on kit, but you are (at best) going to have horrendous trouble trying to keep it still enough to capture any images or AVI's. if you're only using it for observing you can ditch almost of of the gubbins you have on there.
As we keep saying, it's hard enough to get any results, let alone good ones, so don't make it even harder than it already is.


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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Andy here's some single snap shots i took, no processing straight out of the cam.
The only reason i got the flip mirror was to speed things up as i was having problems trying to find the object when i changed over from eyepiece to cam, and to be quite honest when i've got it setup right all my viewing will be video to pc or a small monitor
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 Post subject: Re: Flip mirror & wireless av sender
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:11 am 
They are good shots. At the end of the day, my advice is worth what you've paid for it. Im not convinced you'll be able to get the same results on anything other than the moon, however, if iyoure happy with your results - who the hell am i or anyone else to tell you you're wrong. We're only here to offer advice. Webcams are ok - to a point, even the HD ones, but if you hang a DSLR on the back of that - i believe that youre really rolling the dice on balancing and the weight limit for the mount. Thats why youre killing your motor drives.


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