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19 years 3 months ago #10713 by Keith g
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Gents, thank you all for getting back to me on this one, I was thinking of constructing one for my summer holidays actually, it would be nice to have the tracker in a foreign land without trying to pack my motor driven C8 into the suitcase! :D

I'll check all your advice out!
Thanks Again,
Keith..

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19 years 3 months ago #10721 by Eugene Burke
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Hi Keith
:idea: I got plans for one from Jan Cap in Cork he uses one very successfully,as I dont have an EQ mount I was going to build one and as I'm a carpenter/joiner I reckon I should manage :roll: ,building two or more at the same time is easier than diong them individually,if your'e interested let me know.
Clear Waterford skies
Eugene. :wink:

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19 years 3 months ago #10722 by Eugene Burke
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John I think it's possible toget a clock drive but I'd say you'd have to get a slightly finer thread on the bolt as it would be continuous turning rather than occasional as by hand also I'm sure Registax would eliminate "the shakes",Will look into it.
Eugene

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19 years 3 months ago #10723 by Eugene Burke
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John
Sorry about mucking up the previous post ,still havn't figured out this quote thingie.
Eugene

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19 years 3 months ago #10725 by John OBrien
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Eugene I know what your thinking with the fine tread bolt, also it would probably need a potentiometer to reduce/increase power to the motor to fine tune motor speed.

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19 years 3 months ago #10726 by Eugene Burke
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I agree,but I think it could also be achieved by using a stepper type motor and the use of gears to achieve the correct rotation I'm sure I read about these years ago but cant remember where,I'm sure a search of the US ATM sites would throw up the solution.
Eugene

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