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Old 30-10-2011, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rcheshire View Post
The friction drive is really interesting and unique solution. No slippage. The big issue with metal to metal friction drives is the pressure applied and risk of failure of the small spindle. It would be a lot of fun building a super accurate mount for AP using these ideas.
Long time ago I have read a book about big telescope mechanical design.. Almost all of them use friction reduction (200" Mt Palomar is one of them if I am not mistaken)
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