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Old 09-01-2010, 04:10 PM
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Here's today's progress...installed the new bearings in the RA and DEC housings and in both ring gears. The bearing puller made short work of it avoiding the need for sanding the housings to allow hand installation or use of a hammer.

I reset the altitude scale using a square to ensure the zero position was correct and cleaned the paint overspray off the worm housing surfaces to ensure the worm mesh adjustment is silky smooth. The stepper motors have also had the gear mesh adjusted.

I found an error in the Hypertune video where he determines the spacer thickness for the DEC axis he measures the height of the ring gear before he has installed the main DEC bearing - the spacer sits between the ring gear bearing and the main dec bearing and allows proper mesh of the worm and the ring gear.
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