After not really being motivated to drill holes into the focuser of my GSO-RC10, I decided to CAD design and 3D print my own adapter. Just finished it (after some intermediate iterations - welcome to 3D printing ;-). It seems to work, but still needs to be confirmed unter the stars. The material is PLA for now for the first tests. I would prefer PETG, but I had issues with the large area of support structures (see first photo)... might try this later. It was printed on a PRUSA i3.
It was designed in a way that I will be able to use both the original thumb screw and the EAF.
I hope it will work... keep you posted. See photos below for details. Here two time-lapsed videos of the working system in action: Video #1 - Link / Video #2 - Link
This is really interesting. I'm waiting for my GSO to arrive and would like to be able to use the ZWO focuser, as I have an AsiairPro and other ZWO equipment. But before I buy one I need to know if it will work somehow.
Please, would you be willing to sell the CAD so I can print one for me or even sell me a printed part?
Thanks for the great idea.
marcosjpin Hi, I could Provider you with the STL, STEP, IGS files…
ttrostel marcosjpin Hi, I could provide you with the STL, STEP, IGS files… The EAF works great on the RC10. Always sharp stars when seeing permits.
You might also consider using ASA as a printing material since its more suited to use outdoors.
ttrostel I work with PLA, PETG and PC so far. Have not tried ASA. PETG and PC are very good for outdoor applications as well.