Re: Mach1 and Payload - 12" RC

Phillip Klein

Hi Steven,I

 I am a Mach 1 GTO owner and I am under the impression the Mach 1 GTO max payload is 45 lbs without counterweights.



On Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 1:38 PM Steven Waldren via <> wrote:
Looking at getting a new OTA and want to maximize the upgrade (have a 9.25 SCT now) without replacing the mount.

I am wondering about a 12” truss RC (55#) that would put the entire payload weight (minus counterweights) at 65.5 lbs.  I know the manual states payload max is 65. I also know the distance from the center of the mount also matters.

So the question…. Can I make the 12” work, or should I drop down to a 10” (and 20# less weight)?

I want to stay with the 1500 - 2500 mm focal length.

Thanks for the input.


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