Thursday, March 08, 2018

notched ETX

Finished the ETX repair.

Tore down the base again so to remove the fork arms from the OTA. Cut notches in the back edge of the plastic so to allow the new larger, protruding bolt heads to pass without interference.

ETX 90 with new bolts and notches in forks

As I was doing this, I realised there might be interference from the interior metal plates. I had planned to reinstall the right hand one but I elected to leave both out. This would completely avoid collisions. As far as I can tell the plates only offer protection. So no harm if they are not present. And the weight of the whole assembly drops a bit.

The little MCT is up and running again.

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