Re: [William Optics] Finder Bracket-Cannot Find One!
- Wayne the finder base as supplied by Astronomia has a radiused base you could quite easily drill and tap a hole wherever you would like to place it ,you could then use your aready purchased W/O red dot finder.A local machine shop would do the job if you do not fancy having a go yoursel.Got to be worth a go!RegardsMike
From: wayner <ruegway@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 15:57
Subject: Re: [William Optics] Finder Bracket-Cannot Find One!
Thank you for the quick reply, Mike. I don't see anything on the link page of the nine that would indicate they would work with my scope. The mounting dovetail is truly unique, and I will try to describe it. It is about 3/4" square, flat along the top, dovetail along the length axis of the scope, with an unthreaded hole directly in the center that a knurled knob goes into, when you place the supplied flat bottomed stalk in the dovetail. You then tighten up the knurled knob in the threaded stalk to tighten up the doveatail to the scope.
I am trying to get something off the shelf to work, without having to try and reverse engineer something. Certainly on a scope this nice, there is some type of replacement stalk and mount that would work, unless WO just decided to change the design without offering any alternatives. Not everyone has a newer scope with all the design changes. I wouldn't trade the 6.5 TEC optics for anything.
I can't afford to try things that may not work-I did that with the WO Red Dot finder, and it is useless in this application.
Thanks once again,
--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, MICHEAL CHASTNEY <chastney690@...> wrote:
> Hi Wayne try this link the relacement stalk can acccomodate a number of stalks including Stellavue ,
> Hth http://www.astronomica.co.uk/accessories/finders-pointers
> From: wayner <ruegway@...>
> To: William-Optics@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 0:10
> Subject: [William Optics] Finder Bracket-Cannot Find One!
> I have an older WO FLT110 with the TEC 6.5 lenses that has a finder dovetail that uses a single knurled screw to tighten down the finder stalk. I am looking for a replacement finder and bracket that will attach to this small dovetail, as I do not like the clamshell with the rubber o-ring that it contains.
> Any of you old timers have any idea what finder bracket might fit on this small dovetail block?
> I tried the new red dot from william optics, and the finder stalk is not compatible with this dovetail.