16-inch PRECISION Gears
for 16" Meade LX200GPS and RCX400 telescopes
Due to a number of field failures where the plastic transfer gears in 16" telescopes have stripped Peterson Engineering has begun limited fabrication of Buck's 16" gears.
This is not the well known Buck's Gears upgrade with detailed step-by-step photo illustrated instructions for the declination and the azimuth drives, 4 precision stainless steel gears, special gear grease and appropriate hex wrenches and other upgrade parts. We have not developed a technique to correct gear mesh or any other drive deficiencies. No instructions whatsoever are provided. This is simply one pair of robust high precision replacement gears.
Buck's Gears are fabricated to a tolerance of ±.0005" (compared to the plastic gear tolerance of ±.002") so an improvement in scope tracking performance should be anticipated.
These big 1½" diameter gears are not stocked. It's a laborious and time consuming custom setup and fabrication normally requires about 2 weeks.
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Peterson Engineering Corporation
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Barrington, RI 02806-3727
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