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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Thank you, Jon. I had no idea. Crazy engineering. Certainly a metallic replacement is in order. They appear symmetric, so only one part duplicated is necessary - no?
    yes, the two parts are same. I have to admit mine broke when I turned it too hard, so my bad.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    yes, the two parts are same. I have to admit mine broke when I turned it too hard, so my bad.
    Not your bad! The part was simply poorly engineered.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Any response from SKG on the cost a brass substitute ring segment?

    I am sure that there are others with this problem out there.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Still waiting to hear. It's been over a month.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Quote Originally Posted by evites View Post
    Still waiting to hear. It's been over a month.
    Questions:

    - Is this a common problem?

    - are replacements not available from the manufacturer?

    - How thick are those, and do they need to be that thickness in order to work properly?

    - Still wondering what the SKG quote might end up being, and what material they intend to use for it.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    In my opinion, this is a design deficiency in every TW camera. Most folks seem to be more carweful with their TW than I have been.

    he TW was a Kickstarter project and I understand that there has not been a follow-up or second mfg run. No. there are no spare parts available. Check out the 250+pagrthreadontheKickStarter forum for the back-story

    Not sure what "thick" means for this discussion. The walls of the screw holes are to thin . . .?

    I would like to know the SKG price too. Then I'd like to know who they job it out to and contact them for a direct and lower quote.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    What I did to fix mine was sandwich the part between 2 pieces of yupo cover stock (plastic paper) and glue it together including the little round bit from the screw holes. Then trim them up using a craft knife and redrill the holes when the glue was dry. It's worked well enough for me to use it for pinhole, which is what I want to use it for, and it can focus in and out too but I wont go there now. So there you have it, plastic fantastic.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I think the delay from Grimes is due to be there being no quick fix using the existing material/design. The whole unit needs to be remanufactured.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    My Travelwide is not broken but I am careful.

    Since mine isn't broken I don't have the part to look at. But, looking at the photo it seems that it is simply a flat piece of plastic. If that is the case it seems that a duplicate made from a sheet of brass of the appropriate thickness would not be too difficult to make.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    well, yeah. When considering if/how I'm going to make a part the thickness of the material required is kind of important. How many to make also has a bearing on how it should be made - would I need to make three or a hundred?

    Someone mentioned something about having a dxf file from somewhere, if someone has a small cnc mill and some experience getting from a dxf to the mill this should be fairly simple. Unfortunately, life hasn't panned out in a way for me to have such a mill, but I do have a couple of manufacturing options.

    So, assuming that they can't be easily replaced through the manufacturer,

    - Is this a common problem?

    - How thick are those, and do they need to be that thickness in order to work properly? Would a thinner part do the job?

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