Re: Retro-fit kit?

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 12:16 PM, <robert.ian.taylor@...> wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I am based in the UK and it would be prohibitively expensive to send it to the US. If you had a retro-fit kit that people could install themselves I’m sure you would sell a lot more units. Many G11 owners in Europe do their own servicing on their mounts (again because very few will send these back to Losmandy) and would potentially be capable of installing this upgrade.
Hi Robert,

I fully understand the need for a DIY upgrade kit but unfortunately we need to be able to guarantee that there isn't something that is hidden to the user that might cause the system to fail even with a proper installation This is why we have the need for our checkout process and installation at our site. We may be able to work with our sister company Bresser Germany to install the kit and verify proper operation for you, it would be much easier to ship your mount to Germany for a retrofit. Let me know if you are interested in that path.

Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
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