AW: [ap-gto] Re: 900 GTO case


Jun 8, 2001

 


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#2689 Jun 8, 2001

FWIW, I was able to fit my whole 900 GTO mount (Dec axis, RA axis and

counterweight shaft) very nicely into a Pelican #1650 case. A bit

heavy, but manageable. It's fine for staorage and personal

transportation but probably not adequate for shipping anywhere.

Earlier posts and commercial cases I've seen (Company 7) provide for

2 separate cases for the components. The Pelican therefore becomes a

much more compact unit.



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#2703 Jun 10, 2001

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> Von: oscarb57@... [mailto:oscarb57@...]

> Gesendet: Samstag, 09. Juni 2001 01:22

> An: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Betreff: [ap-gto] 900 GTO case

>

>

> FWIW, I was able to fit my whole 900 GTO mount (Dec axis, RA axis and

> counterweight shaft) very nicely into a Pelican #1650 case.



I have thought about the peli cases, too, but made no decision yet because i

have no local dealer around and therefore have to be very careful about

ordering the right case. I wondered if the #1620 wouldnt be better (has

wheels) - did you try this one, too? Is your #1650 with foam or with a

padded divider set?



grateful for help,

Wolfgang



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#2704 Jun 10, 2001

6-10-01

I have a AP 600E and just ordered the Pelican 1604 case with dividers last week.

I took my mount to a local camera shop and the 1604 was a nice fit with room for

the counterweight bar, counterweight, keypad, and electronics. I may order some

foam too to make a really tight fit. Scheduled to receive Monday. I ordered this

because its smaller size seemed perfect. I also use a Pelican 1502 with dividers

for my Stowaway, eyepieces, and all accessories.

Good Luck, Richard Lapides in California









Wolfgang Valentin wrote:

>

> > FWIW, I was able to fit my whole 900 GTO mount (Dec axis, RA axis and

> > counterweight shaft) very nicely into a Pelican #1650 case.

>

> I have thought about the peli cases, too, but made no decision yet because i

> have no local dealer around and therefore have to be very careful about

> ordering the right case. I wondered if the #1620 wouldnt be better (has

> wheels) - did you try this one, too? Is your #1650 with foam or with a

> padded divider set?

>

> grateful for help,

> Wolfgang

>



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#2706 Jun 10, 2001

--- In ap-gto@y..., "Wolfgang Valentin" valentin@i...> wrote:



Hello Wolfgang and welcome to the group, I just got my AP 900GTO a

couple of weeks ago. It's really awesome.



The Pelican Case #1650 has wheels, too. The 1620 will definitely be

too small, as I used all the space available in the larger 1650 for

the components and there wasn't any space left over. You have to be

careful and take some time planning the space, however.



I purchased the tear-away foam insert. There are three layers, one

thin one on the bottom that's not divideable, and two more rather

thick foam sections, (the same width and length as the case but less

that half the depth) which allows for very nice placement of the

components. The RA axis went through both layers, but the dec axis

only needed the bottom layer cut out. Having said that, I had to cut

out the top layer to accomodate the electronics box on the dec axis

but by keeping the cut out portion, I was able to re-insert most of

this above the rest of the dec axis and secure a very tight fit once

the dec axis is in place. Similarly, the counterweight shaft only

sits down into a cutout in the top layer. My dovetail plate slips

into a nice small thin cutout through both layers.



Unfortunately, my digital camera is at my wife's office and I can't

take a .jpg for you.



It's a work of art when it's done, but only a whisper of the beauty

of the mount itself.



Good Luck



Harold Becker

Toronto



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#2715 Jun 10, 2001

Richard, (and others),

Could you take digi-pics and upload them so we can see how you laid out the

mount and scope in the various cases?



I was going put the two pieces of the 900GTO in a single 1650. But now I am

thinking, even if they fit, that's too heavy. I have a 400GTO head with

sliding plate adaptor in a Pelican 1650 (which has wheels BTW). In that same

case is the counterweight shaft, 5" rings attached to a sliding bar, the GTO

box, cables, and hand controller. That's just under my pain threshold. So

now I am thinking two 1600's or 1650's.



Ideas? Also, it looks like Orion's SCT tripod case (the one that lets you

keep the wedge in there as well) might work nicely to carry the 54 pier,

legs, turnbuckles, and center piece.



Clear skies,

Jeff

----- Original Message -----

From: lapides.family@...>

snip>

> because its smaller size seemed perfect. I also use a Pelican 1502 with

dividers

> for my Stowaway, eyepieces, and all accessories.

> Good Luck, Richard Lapides in California



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#2716 Jun 10, 2001

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----

> Von: oscarb57@... [mailto:oscarb57@...]

> Gesendet: Sonntag, 10. Juni 2001 22:10

> An: ap-gto@yahoogroups.com

> Betreff: [ap-gto] Re: 900 GTO case

>

>

> --- In ap-gto@y..., "Wolfgang Valentin" valentin@i...> wrote:

>

> Hello Wolfgang and welcome to the group, I just got my AP 900GTO a

> couple of weeks ago. It's really awesome.



Hi Herold,

thanks to you and everybody else for wishing me welcome. Thanks also for

your very clear descripton on the case, however, if you can manage, a

picture upload of your configuration would be fine.

Wolfgang



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