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Sep 05, 2012, 04:31 PM
a.k.a. Bob Parks
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Originally Posted by bwill6
Anybody here know somebody who might be looking to sell a telescope? I'm looking for one for my wife for her birthday. Specifically I'd like a 6" or larger reflector telescope.

How "professional" does it need to be? Occasional viewing of planets & clusters, or a large heavy mount capable of photography?

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Sep 05, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbp
How "professional" does it need to be? Occasional viewing of planets & clusters, or a large heavy mount capable of photography?

BP
Something like a simple 8" dobsonian would be about perfect. It's portable enough that it'll actually get used, but large enough to have good light gathering and resolving power. Probably better to not have computer controlled. It'll be more fun for us to learn the sky on our own. Not thinking of photography. Just viewing planets, clusters, galaxies, etc the old fashioned way. This will be her first scope. I found an Orion XT8 for $100 and was just waiting for a time I could drive down and pick it up when the seller changed their mind and decided to keep it Now the largest I can find under $150 is a 5.1" Orion, and I'd really like to find something a little larger if possible.

Brandon
Sep 05, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Ummmm, yeah, I really like flying DLG!!!!!!!

Lets just say #11 & I had a very challenging time @ AD, but still plenty of reward if you had a little time to wait for the grass sex to heat up enough to make air go up in the general area. Funnest low level save in a LONG TIME ended the session! Cant wait to see what an even lighter Helios will do!!!!!!
Sep 06, 2012, 12:07 AM
Mike M.
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Anybody want to fly at Riverside tomorrow? I'm in downtown SLC for a conference, and have a lunch break...
Sep 06, 2012, 12:42 AM
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I have a meeting that will keep me busy till 10:30. How early could you fly?
Sep 06, 2012, 12:43 AM
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PS, does anyone have a 285???? I need one quick like. Also, what are the flaperon servos Donnie is using? I believe #11 has a sloppy DS09 in his Polaris and after my flutter on the Helios related to DS09's I am not sure I want to put any more in wings.

I need to order 2 flaperon servos ASAP if anyone is also needing some.
Sep 06, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Riverside at noon? I'm in.
Sep 06, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Jon, Donnie is probably using the airtronics equivalent to DS-09 the 94802

Y'all are going to have to enjoy the lift without me, I'm working from home today. I might just sneak up to the park and throw some.
Sep 06, 2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON
PS, does anyone have a 285???? I need one quick like. Also, what are the flaperon servos Donnie is using? I believe #11 has a sloppy DS09 in his Polaris and after my flutter on the Helios related to DS09's I am not sure I want to put any more in wings.

I need to order 2 flaperon servos ASAP if anyone is also needing some.
I have one, new, still in the package.
Sep 06, 2012, 09:39 AM
Mike M.
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Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON
I have a meeting that will keep me busy till 10:30. How early could you fly?
I can be there by 11:30 and probably fly until 1:00.
Sep 06, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Jon, after work?
Sep 06, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Sure, I have to meet Russ at 5:45 to give him a boat. What time you thinkin?
Its raining right now, but looks to be clearing.
Sep 06, 2012, 04:39 PM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
No wonder you guys are so good.................
Sep 06, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON
Sure, I have to meet Russ at 5:45 to give him a boat. What time you thinkin?
Its raining right now, but looks to be clearing.
Sep 06, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Hello Franc, best post in weeks!!!!!!!!

Hey, hows about you and I get qualifieds for the next TS at some point. I have a plan that should be able to make that happen pretty easily!!!!! PM for details as I dont want to post in a public forum things that would be considered poor sportsmanship, you know, things like bringing a shot gun to the contest and shooting #5 & #11's planes from the air just after launch...... You know, that kind of thing........


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