De Forking a Meade LX10

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De Forking a Meade LX10

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Hi Guys

I want to de fork my LX10 OTA to enable me to use it on my HEQ5.

Would anyone know (or has performed this task) the procedure for de forking?

You assistance would be a great benefit



thanks



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Re: De Forking a Meade LX10

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Re: De Forking a Meade LX10

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I have now de forked and it was extremely easy
I loosened the 2 allen bolts on one of the fork arms.
Removed the 6 screws attached to the yokes (3 per side )
Then it was just a matter of sliding the OTA out.
No scratches at all ;)
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Skywatcher Panaview 32mm
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Re: De Forking a Meade LX10

Post by jjdemery »

Just came across this and its something I have planned for the summer holiday. Glad to hear it is an easy job. Did you fix a dovetail directly to the OTA or have you used rings. I am planning a dovetail fixed to the OTA if you did this could I ask what hardware you used and where you purchased it from. Many thanks!
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