- Aug 20, 2008
46 degrees today, thought I would get started motorizing a superdish someone gave me. 1st problem: I only have a Stab HH90 & the superdish might already be too heavy for it, so I need to get all those lnb's off the end of the arm. Made my own mount from 1/4" thread rod and a ground clamp, that should help with the weight problem. 2nd problem: the superdish isn't made for a motor. Tried rotating dish 180 to mount the motor, but can't get enough adjustment to get my signal back... so, looks like I have 2 options, saw out the top of the dish mount enough to allow the motor post enough room to mount through the top, OR remove top pivot bolt and place a steel strap on each side to bolt to, and make my adjustments from the bottom bolts. I'm going to try this 1st, you can't replace sawed-out metal. Am now looking around for some steel to drill and bolt on. When I aligned the dish on TS, the arm was at a 23 degree angle when I hit the sat. I'm at 25 degrees now, will be able to adjust the arm down the 2 degrees using the 2 short bottom bolts. The lnb is a GSL-1 bullet with her clothes off, but I'm sure most will work if the plastic is removed, much lighter than what was there before. When I locked the sat, I got 61% quality on my Viewsat, will tweak it later. The post I'm using is a post for a frisbee dish, not suitable for this, any little breeze gives it the palsy, have a good stiff post to put in later, but can't usually dig up here until mid April, can't wait to see how this all works out.