I am using SkyBT with an Orion Intelliscope 10i and SkySafari Pro (versions 5 & 6). I am able to make the connection, and use the system with good results. My problem is that disconnects keep happening. When I press the "Connect" button after a disconnect, the system comes up promptly, and I can resume operation. The alignment isn't lost when this happens. So, it is an annoyance, rather than a disaster.
I have made sure that the SkyBT, the Orion controller, and the smartphone all have strong batteries. I keep the smartphone on a wooden tray, less than a foot from the SkyBT, with no metal in between the units.
I have used two different types of Android smartphones, with no difference in results.
When I look at the SkyBT unit after a disconnect, it is powered down. I don't know if this is because the smartphone has already disconnected.
It seems that the disconnects happen when the scope hasn't been moved for 20 to 60 minutes. Could the SkyBT "time out" if there is no new input from the encoders?
Thank you for your help!