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Manuel Delgado
Junior
Posts: 2
From: Girona
Registered: Mar 2010


 - posted March 10, 2010 01:28 AM      Profile for Manuel Delgado   Email Manuel Delgado   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have got a nice Yelco DS-800 projector that is Super 8 mm and I want to transform into a regular 8 mm projector. Would you help me to find the wheels I need and which ones do I have to change.Thanks for your help.

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Jon Addams
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Apr 2007


 - posted March 10, 2010 11:28 AM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
WOW! That's a tall order. Is this even possible?

Jon

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted March 10, 2010 01:06 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Possible?

-they say if you had enough money you could fix the Titanic.

This wouldn't be anywhere near that bad, but it's a little too close.

I looked the machine up here:

http://www.super8data.com/database/projectors_list/projectors_yelco/projectors_yelco.htm

-and it looks to me like this is a Super-8 only machine.

This means

-The gate aperture is the wrong size
-the claw is the wrong shape
-The sprockets are the wrong shape.
-The distance between the gate and the sound heads is wrong (only matters if your R8 films are sound ones)

(What else did I forget???)

So we're looking at a pretty complex conversion here.

The good news is it looks like a pretty nice machine. I'm curious how it stacks up against Eumigs and Elmos of similar specs.

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Jon Addams
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Apr 2007


 - posted March 10, 2010 02:45 PM      Profile for Jon Addams   Email Jon Addams   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve,

Yelco made fine projectors, I prefer them to the Eumigs. I own two Yelco, the silent and I mean silent P111Q, perhaps the best dual projector I have ever owned and the sound DS810MT.

I am in love with the Elmos so I wouldn’t compare them. [Wink]

Manuel, would you consider a trade for an excellent regular 8 projector?

Jon

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