Motor instalation problem

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Philips175d
120cm Andrews/CM W/ Jeaeger 1224el
90cm FIBO W/36v motor
70cm Nokia W/USALS
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Norway
#1
I have a Andrews CM120 dish, wich has served me well for years, and a motorised 90cm FIBO with the original FIBO motor(36v) and a DM7000 tuner.


I now want to put the FIBO motor on the CM120 dish, and control it all from the DM. I know I'll need some sort of interface like a V-box, and I need to machine a piece to fit between the dish and motor.

Does anyone have any experience with projects like this, or is this something I should leave and just buy a new motor?

Regards Baxter
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#2
Get yourself a Jaeger 1224 and V-Box, they are superbly matched for the 1.2m CM.

Leave the Fibo as it is, as they are quite sought after. :)
 

johnsattuk

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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
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West Mids, UK
#3
baxter_norway said:
I have a Andrews CM120 dish, wich has served me well for years, and a motorised 90cm FIBO with the original FIBO motor(36v) and a DM7000 tuner.


I now want to put the FIBO motor on the CM120 dish, and control it all from the DM. I know I'll need some sort of interface like a V-box, and I need to machine a piece to fit between the dish and motor.

Does anyone have any experience with projects like this, or is this something I should leave and just buy a new motor?

Regards Baxter
Hi

I have a Fibo 90 and also a Fibo 120 on a 1224 motor with V-Box. :)

I am a fan of the Fibo mounts and have modded them and the motors quite a bit, including a reed switch mod. :confused
I do not think that it would be a good idea to mount a 1.2mtr dish on the 90cm Fibo mount, I don't think that the diecastings would be up to it. The 120cm Fibo mount is much more substantial and uses steel adaptor plates to hang the dish on. It does use the same drive motor, but the internal gear on the mount is a larger dia. and a bit more substantial.

If you do want to keep the Fibo layout, I do have an unused 120cm mount, minus the steel plates, but you would probably have to make some to suit the CM120 anyway.
 
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My Satellite Setup
DM8000HD /Hdd/DVD/USB/WiFi
DM800HD /Hdd/USB
DM70000s /Hdd/USB
Nokia9311/Sattracker2.0N
Philips175d
120cm Andrews/CM W/ Jeaeger 1224el
90cm FIBO W/36v motor
70cm Nokia W/USALS
MII
Fun5
My Location
Norway
#4
Thanks for the replys so far, I haven't quite decided what to do yet, so I'll probably end up just buying a 1224 and a v-box.
 

CROSSBONES

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1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
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#5
Or you could get a polar mount for the c/master dish, with actuator and v-box.;)
 
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