Re: Shipping an AP1100


 

To explain further, the RA and Dec axes are supported in their cartons with foam blocks so that the gearbox is suspended in air and is not in contact with packing materials. The prevents the gearbox from being jammed during shipment.

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roland Christen via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:02 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Shipping an AP1100

 

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
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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

 


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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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