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1.2M Fibo Dish

Site Services

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Motorised 1.2M Fibo looking between 45E - 60W, TM9100 Receiver running EDG-Nemesis 3.2 in flash
My Location
Wolverhampton
#1
I've come across one of these that has a problem with tracking. If you go from sat 'a' to sat 'b' and back it settles slightly off. It sounds like a lot of slack in the gearing for the motor / gearbox.

Is this likely to be an easy problem to solve? Can spares, or even replacement motor units, be got hold of easily?

Any info would be appreciated.
 

CROSSBONES

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1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#2
It does sound like your motor is on the way out.

It is very hard to get new parts for these dish`s. I have only just sold 2 motor`s.

Your best bet is too ask snuffer, he has a mate who has some spare parts.:)

Or you could mount it on a Jeager 1224.

See the alternative motor thread, plenty of ideas there.;)
 

Site Services

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My Satellite Setup
Motorised 1.2M Fibo looking between 45E - 60W, TM9100 Receiver running EDG-Nemesis 3.2 in flash
My Location
Wolverhampton
#3
Thanks, all is not lost then.... I've had a look through the thread you suggested, some excellent ideas there. Should have noticed it before but thanks for pointing it out.
 

johnsattuk

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My Satellite Setup
Topfield 5800 Echostar3000,DB7000, Relook 400S, Humax HDC2000, 55cm Fibo Gregorian dish with waveguide and Motek 2100 mod, 90cm Fibo Gregorian dish, 120cm Fibo Gregorian dish on a 1224 motor with waveguide
My Location
West Mids, UK
#4
Site Services said:
It sounds like a lot of slack in the gearing for the motor / gearbox.

Is this likely to be an easy problem to solve? Can spares, or even replacement motor units, be got hold of easily?

Any info would be appreciated.
It is not usually the slack in the motor (is adjustable ) itself which gives noticeable backlash, it is more likely to be the nylon pinion and/or the drive pin in the motor shaft. These damage quite easily, the 3mm roll pin in the motor shaft bends if overloaded and also deforms the slot in the nylon gear, which then has free play. Often caused by accidentally driving the dish too far, unfortunately there are no limit switches fitted. :confused

I do have some spare parts about. :D
 

Site Services

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My Satellite Setup
Motorised 1.2M Fibo looking between 45E - 60W, TM9100 Receiver running EDG-Nemesis 3.2 in flash
My Location
Wolverhampton
#5
Thanks Johnsatuk, when the weather gets a little better I'll get the dish down and have a look to see whats going on. Looks like you're in the same part of the world as well, so we'll see what happens when I get it stripped apart.
 

johnsattuk

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My Satellite Setup
Topfield 5800 Echostar3000,DB7000, Relook 400S, Humax HDC2000, 55cm Fibo Gregorian dish with waveguide and Motek 2100 mod, 90cm Fibo Gregorian dish, 120cm Fibo Gregorian dish on a 1224 motor with waveguide
My Location
West Mids, UK
#6
Site Services said:
Thanks Johnsatuk, when the weather gets a little better I'll get the dish down and have a look to see whats going on. Looks like you're in the same part of the world as well, so we'll see what happens when I get it stripped apart.
It is quite easy to unbolt just the motor to have a look at, just have to secure the dish first to stop it swinging about when you take the motor off. :)
 

Site Services

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My Satellite Setup
Motorised 1.2M Fibo looking between 45E - 60W, TM9100 Receiver running EDG-Nemesis 3.2 in flash
My Location
Wolverhampton
#7
I owe you one johnsatuk. Removed the motor, this morning, and stripped it down. Tightened everything up, replaced the roll pin (just in case) and cleaned and greased everything up. Just replaced it now and everything is as solid as a rock. It goes to where it's told, and back again, with no sign of drift. Thanks for your information, it helped alot.
 

CROSSBONES

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My Satellite Setup
1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#8
Thats excellent news mate:)

Get some pics up of that Great dish:-worship
 

Snuffer

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Skystarcard,Fortec's life time ultra's, MaxPlus 2100's,Dreambox and a Tandberg
My Location
Amsterdam
#9
Its like a car it need sometime's a little attention.

A small plestic tube with Copergell and the parts are alway's in the greased
 
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use technomate 1500 use loptop
My Location
england
#10
Site Services said:
I owe you one johnsatuk. Removed the motor, this morning, and stripped it down. Tightened everything up, replaced the roll pin (just in case) and cleaned and greased everything up. Just replaced it now and everything is as solid as a rock. It goes to where it's told, and back again, with no sign of drift. Thanks for your information, it helped alot.
hi i am trying to take the motor down ,clean and back againe can you tell me how you down it any instruction .thanks if you explain it,
 

Snuffer

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Skystarcard,Fortec's life time ultra's, MaxPlus 2100's,Dreambox and a Tandberg
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Amsterdam
#12
and this ?????
 

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