Re: Dec drive problem


thefamily90 Phillips
 

Yeow!

Can’t tell you how many times I have walked into the counterweight shaft in the dark. I was knocked to the ground one time, but, my hard head saved me.😜

Jim


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I got a few stitches in my head about a year ago from taking the counterweight off a mount that I thought had the clutches secure.  Counterweight shaft got me right above the left eyebrow.  Oops.
b

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 10:15 AM thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...> wrote:
Spoke directly with George and we tested the motor different ways. He told me to be careful as an out of balanced scope will spin when I remove everything. He is getting a work order (?) for me and I will be shipping it in next week.

Thanks everyone!

Jim

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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Dec drive problem
 
Hi Jim,

Remove these 5 screws to remove the gearbox from the mounting plate:





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Subject: [ap-gto] Dec drive problem


Subject: Dec drive problem
 
One of my older AP 1200 go to mounts has a problem. The deck drive does not work properly. When I use the keypad to move the mount north or south there is just a jerky movement or, the telescope starts going around in a circle nonstop. This happened to a previous mount of mine years ago and George at AP was able to fix/replace it. I cannot recall which screws/bolts to remove to remove the drive. I will also have to get a work order number as well. Here is a pic. Thanks for any help.
The mount is at my farm and I will only be here until Monday so I need to get the drive off so I can ship it when I get back home.

Thanks,

Jim

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