Re: Shipping an AP1100


Roland Christen
 

We normally ship it with the worm coupled. However, great care must be taken to protect the gearbox from being jammed into the mount, so there cannot be any pressure on the gearbox to push it further into mesh. You can unlock the gearbox via the lever (turn it ccw) if you want to make sure that there won't be any pressure on the gears.

Roland



-----Original Message-----
From: Horia <ATM@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Feb 17, 2021 10:50 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Shipping an AP1100

Thank you Roland.
 
During transport, should the worm be coupled to the worm wheel or should it be off? Does it matter? 
 
Kind Regards,
Horia
 
 
Von: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Roland Christen via groups.io
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2021 17:15
An: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [ap-gto] Shipping an AP1100
 
The two axes come separate. When you get them, the Dec axis attaches directly to the Ra with a dovetail system. It is straight forward and easy to do.
 
Rolando
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Horia <ATM@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Feb 17, 2021 4:08 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Shipping an AP1100
 
I would like to have some details about the best way to package an AP1100 and would like to know how Astro-Physics ships it.
 
Does it originally come in one or more boxes? What are their dimensions and how heavy are they?
 
If in one box, does it come in one piece with RA and DEC bolted together?
 
Should the worm be coupled to the gear? Does it matter? 
 
Is the hand controller in the same box?
 
Kind regards
Horia
 

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

Join main@ap-gto.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.