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Phil Murat
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From: Villeneuve St Georges, France
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 - posted October 13, 2016 02:20 AM      Profile for Phil Murat   Email Phil Murat   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Goodmorning,

- Does this projector incorporates at origin all the necessary upgrades to prevent owner from films scratching?

- Does PCOM "label" means it is possible to get projector directly plugged to a computer ?

- Is the "computerised" projector stage based on Motorola microprocessor or any other model ?
If yes, what about its reliability ?

(Processor reference or datasheet is welcome)

Thanks in advance

Phil

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted October 13, 2016 02:36 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Phil, from this source, I understand it is based on a Motorola microprocessor : http://van-eck.net/itable.php?lang=en&size=0&cat=film&merk=52&type=GS%201200%20P%20Com

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Phil Murat
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 - posted October 13, 2016 03:18 AM      Profile for Phil Murat   Email Phil Murat   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Dominique, what they wrote confirm Motorola chip installed.

Now , if I can get reference / type, I follow on investigation for more information (availability and programming process as necessary)

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Steven J Kirk
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 - posted October 13, 2016 06:33 AM      Profile for Steven J Kirk   Email Steven J Kirk   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't believe the PCOM is any different as regards the guides to earlier machines. It would still need 1st and 2nd guide work. My suggestion is a metal guide for the first and a well-done two roller modification for the second.

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Andrew Woodcock
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How are Edwin's 2nd guides holding up, with the extra rollers?

Anyone tried using these yet for a lengthy period?

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted October 18, 2016 06:48 AM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
I guess nobody has then. [Confused]

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Alessandro Pavoni
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 - posted October 21, 2016 05:50 AM      Profile for Alessandro Pavoni   Email Alessandro Pavoni   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Phil, I sent a PM.
thanks

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Tom Photiou
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 - posted October 21, 2016 06:43 AM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
All i know from a very reliable source was that there was an early problem form Edwin's first version of the front guide, but cannot answer as to the later version, i'm not too sure i could trust any plastic type roller made up from any 3D printer as of yet no one knows how long this will last.
[Wink]

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Adrian Winchester
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I thought the second version was quite recent? If so, it will take some owners quite a while to see how successful it is.

Plastic rollers certainly can be effective. My guides were modified by Dave Locke in the early 1990s and I've never had any scratching. He even dealt with the common Elmo running in reverse scratches, which I'd like to do in relation to my ST180!

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Brian Fretwell
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I'm sure if the right type of plastic is put in the printer it should last as long as those formed from plastic any other way, like the Eumig ones.

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted October 21, 2016 03:03 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
From what I am seeing myself from the parts that I've had from Edwin, I don't concern myself with their durability or longevity for that matter, but for parts coming directly in contact with our films surfaces, I'd want to see the surface texture much finer than the cam parts or the spindle parts I've had from him myself,very kindly.

If this can be achieved, I wouldn't foresee an issue myself versus an original or an original modified spare.

One thing I can categorically confirm is, they are made to very fine tolerances so the accuracy of these parts appears to me to be superb.

Of course until put to the test for a very long time, no one can say for sure how long they would expect these to last for without doing some scientific tests on them for hardness etc:)

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