Re: AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Charles Thompson

Won't the motor trip a fault and stop if it hits with the clutch tight?  I think I remember that happening to me once when my meridian flip time was off a little bit. 


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-------- Original message --------
From: Rick Darden <rick@...>
Date: 4/23/20 7:58 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Good to hear. But my clutches are snug tight with a key. I am getting in tonight to see what the fall out is if any.

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-------- Original message --------
From: "uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via" <chris1011@...>
Date: 4/23/20 8:49 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Did I do any damage?
Probably not. Especially if your clutches were not super tight.

I left my Mach2 running all night last night, forgot to turn off power. This morning the scope was up against the pier. Nothing damaged except my self esteem. ;^(


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Darden <rick@...>
To: main <>
Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 CP4 pier crash

Hi All,

It happened while I was sleeping and it was tracking on its target. I think it crashed maybe 5-10 min before I intervened. Did I do any damage? It scope is at a remote observatory 2100 miles away and can't get there to investigate. 

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