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19-07-2012, 05:47 PM
I have just noticed bintel have these mounts on their site stating "due March 2013"
I am tempted!
Wow. Well spotted Peter. Let's hope life is about to get more interesting and the chinese have really "upped the ante". The pier design makes a lot of sense for many of us that have to travel to get decent skies. Be very interesting to see a G11/EQ8 face-off next year some time :question:
Yeah looking forward to seeing one of these and reading some tests/reviews.
There are some more comments in this thread: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=93577
19-07-2012, 08:47 PM
Looks fantastic. Early reports were concerned about the weight
Tripod / Pier Weight: 31kg
EQ Head Weight: 28.5kg
Does limit the term "portable"
22-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Anyone know if the gears are belt driven or if they have done anything else in the design to improve backlash?
One of the video reviews for the EQ7 prototype says the worm is direct drive from the stepper, no intermediate reduction. I'm guessing the EQ8's wormwheels will be the same.
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