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Re: Newtonian Tweaks And Tips

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:05 am
by Dion
The good old dyson with the brush attachment is great for cleaning flocking debris ;)

Re: Newtonian Tweaks And Tips

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:29 pm
by EDDTHEGENT
I know it is some time since you made this tutorial Dion but I recently bought a second hand 250 ST and decided to follow your advice and tweak it up a bit. I don't know how old the scope is but when I came to remove the primary to clean and flock it, the bolts holding the lugs in place had, in 6 out of 12 cases, fused to the aluminium casing of the cell because aluminium is prone to fusing with iron based bolts etc. when exposed to air. As a consequence they sheared off - I managed to remove 3 of the buggers but the other three sheared flush with the edge of the hole and I had to take it to a precision engineering company to have them drilled out and re-tapped.
£50 later I can now put the primary back. Think I'll do something about lining the holes though! :rage:

Re: Newtonian Tweaks And Tips

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:54 pm
by Dion
Thats a bummer, did you not try screw extractors?

Re: Newtonian Tweaks And Tips

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:06 pm
by EDDTHEGENT
Didn't want to risk buggering them up completely so took the cowards way out! Anyway all sorted now and back together good as new!

Re: Newtonian Tweaks And Tips

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:40 am
by MartinGoffJones
I know it's a long time since anyone haas posted on here, and maybe something has been posted elsewhere, however, Ive just been on the Protostar web site and they now supply the flocking as something called 'Flockboard' which is manufactured on a low density plastic sheet. Looking at the vid on their site you simply roll it up and let it snap out into place in the tube, no glue required! Has anyone tried it? $42 for a ready cut two sheet kit for my 200P would seem like a decent price, and probably make the job a lot easier than sticky stuff I'm thinking :cool: §