Remove the 4 4mm bolts that hold the worm gear carrier and it should lift off easly. I had left a encoder cable attached at this point and that turned out to be a big mistake as when I put it back together I pinched it between the carrier and the head shorting it out and frying the control board. Don't do that Remove
Updated 12-15-2016 at 10:17 PM by UlteriorModem
So now the RA head is more or less fully removed. Now we can move on to the worm gear carrier.
Go ahead and remove the cover that reveals the worm drive assembly. 4 corner screws no problem.
Updated 12-17-2016 at 04:13 AM by UlteriorModem
So where were we???
Here is another shot of the back end of the RA axis. You see the chrome RA clutch nut, and the black main RA axis nut. It holds a little secret!
The main RA nut has three grub screws in it. The best way to find these grub screws is to place a 2mm allen key into one of the threaded holes in the RA clutch
Updated 12-15-2016 at 12:46 AM by UlteriorModem
Opening up the Orion AZ/EQ-G right ascention axis…
I put this together inspired by Astro Baby’s great tear down article for the EQ6. While there are some similarities the AZ/EQ is a completely different animal and I hope that someone may find this usefull.
Right lets get to it... These are the tools you will need from left to right
Updated 12-15-2016 at 12:43 AM by UlteriorModem