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Old 15-07-2020, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by glend View Post
Alex, what sort of track system does your roll off roof have? I am sure that collectively the other observatory builders here can provide some advice on motor drive solutions.
There are two wheels each side and you need to push one side and then the other. It needs to be pulled from the middle and that leads to cables hanging over the scope as I see it. Maybe adding drive wheels with two motors...it just surprised me that it is not as simple as I expected..mind you I just did not think but thought having the winch it would be simple..not so at this point.

I will think more and maybe start a thread seeking suggestions.
I am going up to morrow so I may post photos etc.

Alex
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