RA lock does nothing, RA moves no matter what I do.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:24 PM
The RA lock doesn't seem to do a damned thing, either. I unscrewed the handle, then the clutch, and the threaded bold doesn't move at all - should it?
It doesn't matter if I "lock" the RA or not - the RA moves when I rotate it, a bit stiffly, and not as "loose" as when I release the DEC clutch. In Alt-Az mode, it's not a big deal, but in EQ mode, I can't use it at all.
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 06:41 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:45 AM
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:13 AM
I was one of the first to get mine shipped in June, so it's still under warranty. I'll try calling them in a few hours... but it would be really nice if Meade entered the 21st century and had a support email address they monitored... Hint hint...
Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:44 PM
Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:41 PM
I still don't know what that crud on the RA clutch is, but whatever it is, it's leaked out of the bottom of the mount and locked the piece in place. I can see what's it's supposed to do now, but I don't know why it leaked. I called into Meade this morning, and they'll take it back for repairs. I've got a star party this weekend, so I'll send it back on Monday.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:48 AM
Have fun at your star party!
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