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FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:56 am

Hello Doug,
A while back you helped work out the bugs getting FCUSB2 to work on my system. I have another suggestion for you. I have a CGE that is set up in tandem mode with 2 scopes on one side and a SCT on the other side. I have FCUSB and FCUSB2 already on my set up to control 2 of the scopes. I just purchased a new refractor and the JMI unit to control the focuser. For now I am going to unplug one of the FCUSB to control the new scope. I sure would like a FCUSB3. Any chance that could happen? Thanks for all of your help.

Gary McCormick

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by dpanderson » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:08 am

Gary,

Glad to hear about your setup, sounds like you have quite the system. I have quite a few other projects on my plate right now, so I don't think I could get to an FCUSB3 anytime soon. However, you could use the JMI PCFC as a third focuser controller!
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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:14 pm

Hello Doug,
So JMI's want interfere with your"s? Boy, they sure are proud of theres. I always thought that theres was yours just repackaged.

Thanks,
Gary

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by dpanderson » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:29 pm

Correct, they will not interfere.
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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:37 pm

Thank you Doug for your time.

Gary

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:43 am

Hello Doug,
I purchased the Jim's Mobile (JMI) PC Focus Control to control my third JMI focuser. I am using your controllers for my other 2 JMI focusers. You said they are differant from your controllers. I just want to make sure, because I down loaded there software, and it looks identical to yours. I trust you, I just want to make sure they are differant.

Thanks for your time.

Gary McCormick

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by dpanderson » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:33 am

We license the design to JMI, but the USB vendor ID for there product is different than our FCUSB or FCUSB2. Thus, all three should be able to co-exist on a single PC.
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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:48 am

Hello Doug,
Thank You. Just wanted to be doubly sure.

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:00 am

Hello Doug, Remember me. Well, I need FCUSB 3, again. JMI wants $150.00 bucks for theres. I have 2 of yours and 1 of theirs already on my system. I have 3 scopes and a setup I made to move my focus mask infront of the scope. I control it with a JMI motor. PLEASE, it makes me sick to have to pay double for your system. How about it?

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by dpanderson » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:30 am

Gary,

I'd really like to help you out, but it would take me at least a day's worth of effort to do all the things I would need to change (firmware, software, ASCOM drivers, etc). My daytime job is keeping me very busy right now, I don't see a way to work this into my schedule for quite a while. The JMI unit really is your best bet!
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Re: FCUSB3

Post by gjmccormick » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:21 am

Hello Doug,
Im sorry, I thought this was your day job.

Gary

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Re: FCUSB3

Post by dpanderson » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:27 am

I wish it could be.
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