6723Re: LXD55 and ZS80 question ( mounting solution for WO scopes)
- Jan 4, 2006Rick, thanks for your positive comments. You are right, I designed
them initially for the 1 threaded hole/1 unthreaded hole L-brackets,
but the new batch just coming out has the threaded hole for the stud
centrally located and one counter bored slot on each end, which
would allow you to use 1 1/4-20 screw (2 are included with the
bracket) on each of the holes of the "new" L-bracket style. I do not
know the spacing between the 2 threaded holes in the new L-bracket,
but if it is anywhere between 1/2" to 1-1/2", it should work with
both the 4" and 6" adapters. I will update the pictures in the ad to
show the new design
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Rick" <red75tr6@y...> wrote:
> Nice product (and an attractive sale price!) I took a look at it
> I was looking for mounting options for my WO scopes. Do you have a
> version that matches the "newer" WO L brackets? Both of my scopes
> came with two holes already tapped on the L bracket, your 4" and 6"
> rails provide for one threaded hole and one unthreaded post. I
> this matches an older style of L bracket or I could be misreading
> info. What I would be very interested in is an adapter with two
> threaded screws to allow for a more secure attachment. Thanks.
> Rick B
> --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Raul" <mraul34@c...> wrote:
> > --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "imjustasurfin"
> > <imjustasurfin@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I would like to keep the L bracket on my ZS80 and mount it to
> > LXD55
> > > saddle plate. Any suggestions or solutions?
> > >
> > Hi, I have been a member of this group for several months now
> > have seen people ask the above question over and over. I also
> > WO scope (Megrez 80II ED) and a Meade LXD75 mount and because
> > was no readily available adapter to connect them, I set out to
> > design an adapter that would work with L-bracket equipped scopes
> > the Vixen and Vixen clone mounts. I couple of moths ago I
> > astro accessories company (Desert Sky Astro Products) and I sell
> > this adapter in 4" and 6" long versions. Follow this link to see
> > them on Astromart:
> > http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?
> > Several solutions have been proposed on this forum to securely
> > attach the scopes, such as tapping the second hole on the
> > and drilling additional holes in the dovetail. While I am sure
> > those solutions work, our adapter provides an inexpensive
> > right out of the box, without the need to modify your shiny WO
> > (and probably endanger your warranty).
> > Thanks. Raul Medina for Desert Sky Astro Products.
> > PS. Out of respect for our fellow group members and WO, I
> > permission from the moderator of the group before posting this
> > information.
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