Watch a Video of the Easy, Quick, and Smooth V.2 FTX
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The video shows the V.2 FTX being assembled on a tripod along with a TEC 140 telescope.  First, the V.2 FTX is attached to the tripod using the Tripod Quick Release.  Then the guide-handle is extended and the dew-controller bracket and Nexus DSC bracket are unfolded.  Off camera, the trim-weight is attached along with a RAM-bracket holding a smart-phone.  Then the telescope is attached.

The smooth rotations of the V.2 FTX are demonstrated next.  It's hard to really appreciate the smoothness of the motions with large-scale movements.  The real test is in making tiny "tracking" movements.

The lever-operated friction controls are also demonstrated -- and the resulting motions shown at several different levels of turning resistance from very free to more firm and back down to a small added component of resistance.  You pick what you need for a given situation -- but using no more than necessary.  The controls are then turned to a stiff setting used for changing eyepieces and parking the telescope.  Note that the maximum available resistance can be adjusted.  This mount is adjusted so that the maximum is just what is required to change eyepieces.

Finally, the action of the Horizon Rotation Stop is demonstrated after first pointing to its location.  Like almost everything on the V.2 FTX, the rotation stops are adjustable.  They perform the valuable task of protecting the telescope just in case some circumstance causes it to lurch forward or backwards.  In the video, the Horizon Stop is bumped three times.

Then the video shows the easy disassembly of the scope and mount.