APM bracket doesn't fit
Posted 14 April 2007 - 06:03 PM
Anyone else have this problem? I'm curious if there is a design flaw with the bracket or if the mounting holes on my scope were drilled incorrectly.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:32 PM
Please Note: The hole pattern for attaching the #909 to the back of the rear cell is different on 10" & 12" LX90's manufactured prior to February, 2006 from those on all 8" models and larger models manufactured after that date. In these cases, you will only be able to attach the #909 with one of the bracket screws. According to Meade, this method will work fine, but OPT wanted you to know nonetheless.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:30 PM
Thanks for the info! I bought the APM from OPT, but I purchased it over the phone rather than through their website because I wanted to make sure they had them in stock. Consequently, I didn't notice the disclaimer. I bought the unit last Tuesday and had it in hand 2 days later.
It does look like the unit has been redesigned, since it has a different shaped from the pics I see online. Perhaps it is a bit smaller.
I can easily modify the bracket to fit my scope--either by elongating one of the holes or by making an adapter bracket. You know, seems to me that it would have been easy enough for Meade to have designed one of the screw holes as a slot to accommodate both scope configurations...
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