Re: Mach1 Grease kit were? is it hiding on the site?


Roland Christen
 

Well maybe, but "I" was the one who should have known better. So there!

Rolando



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From: Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...>
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If I remember correctly, although I was just assisting Roland, *I* was the one who spun the axis around and tore the cable in half on the hard plastic cable guide that comes with the 1100/1600 mounts.
 
I also don't use the hard plastic cable guides any more either! I now have two of them that live in my spare parts bins.
 
 
-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Summit Kinetics
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marj Christen
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It was very kind of Chris to take the blame himself in his initial post. ;^)
 
It was one of those dope slapping moments that can easily occur at 9,000’ elevation when the brain can become a bit fuzzy.
 
Clear Skies,
 
Marj Christen
Astro-Physics, Inc
11250 Forest Hills Rd
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Phone: 815-282-0910
Fax: 815-282-9847
www.astro-physics.com
 
From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
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Yes, and I managed to break a cable on the Mauna Kea Visitor center 1100 mount doing a "regreasing" without thinking about the Dec encoder cable inside the mount.  Christopher was there watching me do it, but fortunately had all the tools and soldering iron in his truck for a quick repair job.
 
Rolando
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Erickson <christopher.k.erickson@...>
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WARNING TO ALL REGREASERS!
 
Consider removing any cables going through the mount before regreasing operations. If you forget and spin one of the axes more than 360 degrees, you could damage your cables.
 
I share this warning from personal experience!

-Christopher Erickson
Observatory engineer
Waikoloa, HI 96738
www.summitkinetics.com
   
 
On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 9:36 AM Cheng-Yang Tan via groups.io <cytan299=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Ron,
    Thanks for the photos and video. Keep 'em coming :)
 
cytan
 
On Friday, June 12, 2020, 01:45:24 PM CDT, Ron Kramer <ronkramer1957@...> wrote:
 
 
Gease kit was already SHIPPED today that was fast!   Here is my current steps.  Looks okay, I don't see crud... but I suspect a hair or shaving of metal can bump it.  I have some snaps and a video just disassembled. Grease to come monday UPS.
 
On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM Ray Gralak <groups3@...> wrote:
> Is there a way to keep the rotation turning without a HC?  I am holding mouse on APCC pro to watch it turn but

On APCC's rate settings tab you can enter a custom tracking rate which the mount will continue to use until you change it or stop tracking.

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3:  https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ron Kramer
> Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 10:26 AM
> To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Grease kit were? is it hiding on the site?
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> Great thanks - removed it easily (lock down screws were TIGHT. !!!
>
> Is there a way to keep the rotation turning without a HC?  I am holding mouse on APCC pro to watch it turn but
> I'd like to keep it turning. O ordered kit.  will be here likely monday.
> I have a MS kit from amazon here but I read don't use "S" AERO grease.
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> On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:24 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io
> <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
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>       The gearbox is easy to grease. Just remove the cover and the pinion gears are exposed. You can clean
> them as often as you wish. The worm teeth are harder to get to.
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>       Rolando
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>       -----Original Message-----
>       From: Keith <keitholsen@...>
>       To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
>       Sent: Fri, Jun 12, 2020 11:10 am
>       Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 Grease kit were? is it hiding on the site?
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>       Thanks Roland this is great.
>
>       Does the grease in the gear box need to be changed as often(or if at all) as the worm and worm wheel
> grease?
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>       Keith
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> Ron Kramer
> https://www.facebook.com/Ron.R.Kramer
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