Is Your Current Alt-Az Mount Simple -- Or Simply Obsolete?
A Checklist


Feature
V.2 FTX
Other Mount
Weighs only 9.4 pounds (with saddle, handle, encoders, & DSC) but able to carry a TEC 140 or C-11?
Yes
 
No counterweight needed to balance a big scope?
Not Needed
 
Two-axis balancing without counterweights?
Yes
 
Ultra low-friction rotations?  Fingertip light?
Yes
 
No tool, on-the-fly friction control?  Ditch the wrench!
Yes
 
Folding DSC bracket for compact storage?
Yes
 
Built-in mounting point for smart-phone or mini-tablet?
Yes
 
Retractable guide-handle?  CNC machined with knurled grip?  Handle is angle adjustable?
Yes
 
Optional Tripod Quick-Release?
Yes
 
Centerline payload position?
Yes
 
No tripod extension column needed?
Not Needed
 
Adjustable horizon and zenith stops to protect scope?
Yes
 
20,000-step encoders for latest DSC units?
Yes
 
Optional Folding Dew-Controller/Battery Bracket
Yes