Last updated: 4 August 2006
Subject: Design flaw in Meade ETX 125 damages cable Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 04:00:08 From: Sigmund Skjelnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) While working on some hardstop issue on an ETX 125, I'd discovered that the four wires which are threaded through the spindle are colliding with the top of the battery box. This will wear out the wires in the long run. I'd fix this by making five washers, these are marked by those red arrows on the enclosed picture. They're fixed with "superglue". The bottom plate is moved three millimeters away from the casing, this will give the wires more room to be able to move as they should as the telescope is rotating. The screws for mounting the scope to the tripod is running through these holes, and are given 3 mm less in length to hold the telescope, but they're still long enough. I'd think this is subject to all the ETX 125's. Cincerely, Sigmund
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