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#1 John Woosley

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:50 PM

So somehow managed to break probably one of the most trivial pieces. The spindle of this Chinon dual whisper has a little metal arm you swing down to hold the reel in place. See the picture below. Anyone have ideas on how to fix? Thanks.

 

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Edited by John Woosley, 12 August 2016 - 12:52 PM.

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#2 Martin Baumgarten

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:15 PM

If you have all the pieces, you could use a good grade fine epoxy, gorilla glue, or a gel Super Glue (must clamp any of

these for it to be effective).  Or just put some electrical tape on the splines, just enough so the reel will fit real snug.  Actually,

I recommend getting a better projector, since the Whisper is a Dual 8mm configuration using the pull down claw to do all

the work rather than having a proper sprocket to run the film and thus relieve the additional stress on the sprocket holes.  I mean,

it works fine for a couple runs or so, but I wouldn't want to put lots of wear on any film with this.  It's gentle enough, but this is a

cheaply made projector.  The only things going for it are dual 8mm, quiet running, and variable speed (for cheap film transfer DIY).

You'll be much happier, have better results (brighter, sharper, steadier image on the screen), if you opt for something like an ELMO.

Just my two cents here.


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