RE: [RCX400] Re: Would you like a real working RCX400 Driver for your scope !
- I´ll pay too for a real working driver for my RCX. Please, develop it.
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 01:53:57 +0000
Subject: [RCX400] Re: Would you like a real working RCX400 Driver for your scope !
I too would be willing to pay for a real "working" driver for my RCX400. It would be great to be able to use all the features of the RCX400 that we all paid for. I guess Meade seems to think we aren't important enough to to finish their job. I have become very frustrated with the whole thing; so YES, please develop the driver!!!
--- In RCX400@yahoogroups.com, "studiocat13" <studiocat13@...> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> I am exploring the possibility of working on a new ASCOM RCX400 Driver that would pick up where the old Ajai Beta Driver left off. I have a very good friend who is willing to take a look at this problem and try and help me to create the driver but we would like to know how many people would be interested in purchasing a copy and how much it would be worth to everyone who currently owns an RCX400. I love my scope and would love nothing more than to be able to control it from say, The Sky 6 of X, just like every other great scope out there. Please let me know ASAP if you would be interested in this and if you have any ideas and or suggestions concerning the project.
> Thanks, Brad Draper
I ordered one too…
I recently learned of Lawrence’s book from this discussion group, ordered it from Springer, and have read it from cover to cover. I have had an RCX400 since 2005 and found the book very enlightening and useful. I don’t know how many copies are still available from the first printing, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone with one of these Meade instruments.
bugs. I see the RCX400 is no better. How in the world can they expect anyone to trust them now?
> When I think that maybe the LX800 might be worth considering, all I have to do is read a few of the posts here and that foolish notion goes away. I have an LX200R and Meade hasn't updated the firmware in over 5 years, despite the long list of well documented
> Your book has been very helpful. What are you planning now?
> Nick P.
If Meade had supported the book from the outset, things could have been
so different. The UK astro media ignored the book and as described
earlier, Meade ignored my straightforward enquiries for clarification on
some points. Having spent a very long time in preparation, sales proved
very limited so a follow-up can't happen. Currently I am trying my hand
at fiction (a story about a chap that discovers something unexpected
with his 'scope and .......).
best wishes (and thanks for your kind comments :-) )