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Re: Tracking problem with Mach 1

Roland Christen
 

Remove the cover on the RA gearbox and look at the motor shaft. Is the motor turning at the sidereal rate?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bresler via Groups.Io <PABresler@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 26, 2020 6:44 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Tracking problem with Mach 1

[Edited Message Follows]
I was having a problem with tracking last night.....the mount slewed to coordinates in SGP and APCC, but short exposures showed movement. I re-initialized, no help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrdoas64yyj9dw2/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-03-26-043115.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/swi70mhbpbmw1nm/frame_and_focus_24.fit?dl=0


Re: Tracking problem with Mach 1

Ray Gralak
 

I was having a problem with tracking last night.....the mount slewed to coordinates in SGP and APCC, but short
exposures showed movement. I re-initialized, no help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrdoas64yyj9dw2/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-03-26-043115.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/swi70mhbpbmw1nm/frame_and_focus_24.fit?dl=0
There doesn't appear to be any logs that cover the time at which your image was made according to the images FITS header which interestingly says was taken at 4:42 am, which is one minute *after* you posted (which could means an inaccurate computer time).

I did a scan of your logs and there are a few instances of Solar rate being used, which could cause trailing like that.

Other than that it could be something like poor polar alignment, loose/slipping clutch, or a tugging cable.

-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 Peter Bresler via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:41 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Tracking problem with Mach 1

[Edited Message Follows]

I was having a problem with tracking last night.....the mount slewed to coordinates in SGP and APCC, but short
exposures showed movement. I re-initialized, no help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrdoas64yyj9dw2/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-03-26-043115.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/swi70mhbpbmw1nm/frame_and_focus_24.fit?dl=0


Tracking problem with Mach 1

Peter Bresler
 
Edited

I was having a problem with tracking last night.....the mount slewed to coordinates in SGP and APCC, but short exposures showed movement. I re-initialized, no help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrdoas64yyj9dw2/ApccZip-Peter_Bresler-2020-03-26-043115.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/swi70mhbpbmw1nm/frame_and_focus_24.fit?dl=0


Re: Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

Don Anderson
 

Very nice Geoff!

Don Anderson


On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 05:31:44 p.m. MDT, Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:


I was going through my picture files--what else to do in these times--and  I came across this one from 2018 which I hadn't finished processing. However, better late than never, so here it is

https://www.astrobin...9f7e/B/?nc=user

Technical details
Mount AP900
Exposure 6.5 hours LRGB
Camera FLI Proline 16803
Telescope 12.5" Planewave
Processing PixInsight
FOV 30' x 30'


Re: Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

Geoff Smith
 

Thanks Stuart and Rolando. Yes, PixInsight processing, Maxim acquisition.


Re: Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

VERY nice Geoff !!!


On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 19:31, Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...> wrote:

I was going through my picture files--what else to do in these times--and  I came across this one from 2018 which I hadn't finished processing. However, better late than never, so here it is

https://www.astrobin...9f7e/B/?nc=user

Technical details
Mount AP900
Exposure 6.5 hours LRGB
Camera FLI Proline 16803
Telescope 12.5" Planewave
Processing PixInsight
FOV 30' x 30'


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

Roland Christen
 

Lots of nice detail. Pix Insight processing?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Smith <ghsmith45@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 25, 2020 6:31 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

I was going through my picture files--what else to do in these times--and  I came across this one from 2018 which I hadn't finished processing. However, better late than never, so here it is
Technical details
Mount AP900
Exposure 6.5 hours LRGB
Camera FLI Proline 16803
Telescope 12.5" Planewave
Processing PixInsight
FOV 30' x 30'


Arp 286 (NGC 5566)

Geoff Smith
 

I was going through my picture files--what else to do in these times--and  I came across this one from 2018 which I hadn't finished processing. However, better late than never, so here it is

https://www.astrobin...9f7e/B/?nc=user

Technical details
Mount AP900
Exposure 6.5 hours LRGB
Camera FLI Proline 16803
Telescope 12.5" Planewave
Processing PixInsight
FOV 30' x 30'


Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

Bill Long
 

There is a free picture of it on the website.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Walt Cooney <waltc111@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:05 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?
 
Aarrgghhh!    :-)

On 3/25/2020 2:10 PM, Marj Christen wrote:

So sorry to disappoint. No free drawing.   :^(

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Walt Cooney
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

It's possible that I may have read the subject line wrong, but just in case, please also put my name in the hat for a drawing of a free Mach 2!

Clearest skies,
Walt

On 3/25/2020 9:13 AM, George wrote:

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin

 



Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

Walt Cooney
 

Aarrgghhh!    :-)

On 3/25/2020 2:10 PM, Marj Christen wrote:

So sorry to disappoint. No free drawing.   :^(

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Walt Cooney
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

It's possible that I may have read the subject line wrong, but just in case, please also put my name in the hat for a drawing of a free Mach 2!

Clearest skies,
Walt

On 3/25/2020 9:13 AM, George wrote:

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin

 



Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

nonetheless, that was the most optimistic email i have seen all week!


On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:08 PM Marj Christen <marj@...> wrote:

So sorry to disappoint. No free drawing.   :^(

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Walt Cooney
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

It's possible that I may have read the subject line wrong, but just in case, please also put my name in the hat for a drawing of a free Mach 2!

Clearest skies,
Walt

On 3/25/2020 9:13 AM, George wrote:

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin

 



--
Brian 



Brian Valente


Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

So sorry to disappoint. No free drawing.   :^(

 

Clear Skies,

 

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Rd

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Walt Cooney
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

It's possible that I may have read the subject line wrong, but just in case, please also put my name in the hat for a drawing of a free Mach 2!

Clearest skies,
Walt

On 3/25/2020 9:13 AM, George wrote:

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin

 


Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

Walt Cooney
 

It's possible that I may have read the subject line wrong, but just in case, please also put my name in the hat for a drawing of a free Mach 2!

Clearest skies,
Walt

On 3/25/2020 9:13 AM, George wrote:

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin



Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

George
 

You’re most welcome.   Enjoy!

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Thanks, George! 


Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

kjm137
 

Thanks, George! 


Re: eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

George
 

Kevin,

 

Use the Latitude Dimension Calculator.   Choose the Mach1GTO…dimensions are approximately the same.

https://astro-physics.info/tech_support/mounts/latitude-dimension-calc.xls

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of kjm137
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin


eDrawing for Mach2? Shorter CW shaft option?

kjm137
 

Hi.  First post here.  I have been patiently awaiting my first A-P mount, the Mach2 GTO, which I order last year.  I understand that I'm in Tolga's first batch of ten.  I suppose that with the IL stay at home order, it could be a while longer before my mount ships.  I am hoping to build a small permanent ROR housing for the mount and imaging gear.  By small I mean imaging only, no getting inside with the scope.  That would be a Tak e-130D hyperbolic astrograph for now.  I'm planning a short pier, and was wondering how short that could be.  My latitude is 18.3 N, so a pretty shallow RA angle.  The scope is quite short, and I am wondering what the sky coverage would be without meridian flips. To start to size the pier and ROR, it would be really helpful if a dumbed-down solid model could be shared, ideally in SolidWorks eDrawing format, with the ability to rotate in RA and Dec.  Three separate STEP files that I could mate to allow rotation in RA and Dec would also work.  I could then add a simple cylinder to represent my scope, and see how it all plays, and begin sizing the ROR.  Is that possible?  Also, it could be that the counterweight shaft length will set the minimum pier height.  Are shorter ones available?

I also have a faint memory that you have some simple mount modeling GUI that would let me see what space is required.  That would be even simpler.  Does this exist?  Thanks.

All the best,

Kevin


Re: Lubrication interval

Joe Zeglinski
 

Don,
 
    Lubricants do have a “Best Before” date,  stamped right on their containers, especially the AeroShell (recommended by AP), which has to be reliable for aircraft use – thus the prefix. I assume the AP “grease blend” might be a repackaging, for the very tiny amounts we would normally need.
   
    AeroShell-33 (?) is rated for 4 years by the Transport authority. After that the lubricating oil has separated too much from the heavier grease base, making it too thick for safely operating landing gears. This would also be true for its ... untouched, unused, climate controlled “Shelf Life”, and would require disposal, by orders of the TSB.
 
    Read that somewhere on the SHELL OIL website, or might have been explained to me at the counter,  by the Airline Service Supplies company where I bought my CDN $20 calking tube size of it. I asked why the sales clerk insisted on marking my grease tube with the BATCH DATE  from the large carton they bought for aircraft supply. Safe, ecological Disposal,  can be a bear and certainly a hassle if I were to follow the Transportation Safety Board regulations, since I only used maybe a teaspoon from all that quantity of grease in that container.
 
Joe Z.
 

From: Don Anderson via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:25 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Lubrication interval
 
Eric
Lubrication intervals are dependant on usage and the environment the mount operates in. Even if the mount is little used and is stored inside, the grease still dries out. I just re greased my lightly used 2009 AP 900 GOTO last year. In hind sight, should have done it years before. Grease and your labour are cheap. Repairs are not!
Don


On Mar 23, 2020, at 8:51 PM, Eric Dreher <ericpdreher@...> wrote:

My Mach1GTO will be three years old in a few months, and has never been lubricated.  Then again, it hasn't been used much in the bad weather we've been experiencing for months.

That said, what is the recommended lubrication interval?  The mount has been stored indoors in a temperature range of 65 to 80 degrees.

Does A-P have a recommended lube kit and where might I find the instructions on how to do this properly?

Thanks for any and all answers.

Eric


Re: Lubrication interval

Steven
 

... and be careful NOT to use Mil-spec Aeroshell (designated with the letter "M"). It has a slight modification in the recipe.

S


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Worsel via Groups.Io <bryancashion@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 9:40 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Lubrication interval
 
Eric

There have been a few threads on this in the past.

For example,

https://ap-gto.groups.io/g/main/message/59222

Search for secret sauce and for Aeroshell

The former is an A-P product, the latter is a Shell product

I beleive the suggested interval is one to 2 years, but defer to A-P.


Bryan


Re: Lubrication interval

Eric Dreher
 

Thank you, Don.  I thought I remembered A-P having a kit, but wanted to be sure.  And much like a car or truck, time intervals are involved are not related to "mileage", so I figured my mount might be due.  I'll be calling Marj for the kit in a few minutes.

Thanks again.  I appreciate your answer.

Eric

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