I experienced my first “non-recoverable” ELBRUS failure last night.
I traced this to being caused by an inappropriate plate scale. Furthermore, the failover did not run.
Thing is, I had created a new profile and set the plate scale properly in the Camera Page of the Control Panel.
However, it seems this does not get passed to ELBRUS.
It gets worse. The plate scale in the ELBRUS Parameters page remains at whatever value was last set there, irregardless of what setting you have put there in the saved profie!. So, saving a profile EVEN AFTER setting the proper plate scale in the ELBRUS Parameters page does not pass the value to ELBRUS. I have posted an image of the two pages at http://danks.netfirms.com/Capture.JPG as I can’t figure out how to post images, or even a proper link here.
This has very unpleasant ramifications for those of us using different configurations with multiple OTAs, e.g., several OTAs with and without reducers for each. It seems you cannot save the appropriate plate scale in the ELBRUS Parameters page in the profile. Sure, you can in the Camera page but you cannot in the Elbrus Parameters page. It negates much of the advantage of having multiple profiles in the first place.
So, despite having saved profiles, the first plate solve every night, I have to open the ELBRUS settings and put the proper plate scale manually into the ELBRUS Parameters page.
Can this be fixed?