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Re: TOA130NS focuser issues

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    check this out! http://www.helixgate.net/tmb1.html I assume that MEF s are similar... Sometimes,the outer race cover (step 10) is so tight, that the three
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 31, 2013
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      check this out!
      http://www.helixgate.net/tmb1.html
      I assume that MEF's are similar...
      Sometimes,the "outer race cover" (step 10) is so tight, that the three bearing balls, squeeze the "fine" saft hard enough to defect the saft (3 balls = 3dents = 1click every 120 degrees)

      --- In UncensoredTakGroup@yahoogroups.com, "ctownpal" wrote:
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      > Hello,
      > It clicks more than at every 1/3 turn. I will examine again tonight and determine how many clicks per turn it does. That is a good question. I didn't think about counting the clicks and comparing to the number of spheres that are in the mechanism!
      >
      > Andy
      >
      > --- In UncensoredTakGroup@yahoogroups.com, "ctownpal" wrote:
      > >
      > > I would like to get feedback from other TOA130 owners.
      > > I have a 2010 model with the 2.7" focuser. The focuser has always been pretty rough, the other day I decided to determine the cause. It turns out that the micro focuser rather than turning smoothly, it turns in clicks. It's not a huge issue but I wonder if that is normal.
      > > I also removed the goopy thing on the three adjustment screws on top of the focuser to see if I could adjust the draw tube. I was able to adjust two of the screws but the third one won't turn. I did not insist fearing to strip it. Is there a way to dislodge it so that it can be adjusted?
      > > This is my first Takahashi telescope and I have no experience with their focusers as my other scope has a Moonlite.
      > > The Tak focuser seems to be sub par. Should I just forget about it and replace it with a Moonlite?
      > > I use the scope for imaging and I would like to get feedback from other imagers.
      > >
      > > Andy
      > >
      >
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