Thursday, March 25, 2010
Moonlight truss system yesterday. Completion of the scope should be next week sometime. I am trying something new to mechanically fasten the struts to the tubes. I saw Teeter use this technique on his struts (he uses moonlight as well). I will be using rivets to fasten the ball inserts into the tubes. I picked up a rivet tool and some rivets and tried it out on my existing tubes on my 12.5". They work great! I also plan to run the connecting cables through one of the struts. Ron Ravneberg did this on his scope and it really helps keep the scope nice and tidy. I will test this on a leftover strut I have on the 12.5". If it works out ok, I will use it on my 16".