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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I need at least one part, but would commit to two depending on cost.

    The early adopters got into the TW for $99. The follow-on buyers got in for $150. The camera cost me something <$200 (don't remember exactly) with shipping from someone who had bought two. This is not a premium/rare/collectable item so a sky-high custom part won't work for me.

    But I do want to fix mine if possible.
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I understand. I have a pm off to the guy that said he had a dxf file, but no response yet.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I was able to get replacements of the broken pieces by leaving a comment in the Travelwide Kickstarter page. Not sure if that way is working anymore?

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Update on SK Grimes quote?
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Wow, Drew is missing his TW since 6 month.
    Magical dxf.files are on the way, SK Grimes is out since May, August?


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    is possible with my machines.

    If it is possible to redesign and to improve this parts given by the space inside of the camera, I could create some improved parts, probably out of aluminium, if SK Grimes doesn't jump in again, some day..

    No files needed, I have to move the wheels and knobs of my machines by hand and by brain, but I need one complete system (TW body, helicoil or whatever is screwed in front of the body, broken parts inside of the body, screws) to have a look on the possibilities.
    It will take two days to present a solution, or to give up :-)

    Ritchie

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Super!

    It is obvious that a part of this dimension can only reliable in metal, rather than a strange combination of plastic and tiny metal add-ons.

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Well, I need the fix. How many others also need this repair? Can we do a group buy?

    And most importantly .. .what will it cost ?
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Drew,
    first I get some pictures from inner side of the TW, and some dimensions from measuring.
    Next I get a complete camera and i will create some sets of these dubious parts out of aluminium.
    I am now planning to create 20 sets of two parts.

    You didn't have to order; I can see the need, and I will do the job.

    I let you know when the camera arrives.
    I want to start machining the parts within one week, and you can follow the whole process - I am planning to bring some pics to this thread.

    Since nobody was aible to help the TW owners, my mainly interest is helping out, so costs of manpower will be as low as possible, obviously with a tendency to less or nearly zero.

    Unfortunately the shipping costs for sending the camera straight over the ocean, forwards and backwards, isn't an attractive factor.
    But what the hell.

    We only have to split, to devide the shipping costs - everybody has to take part in giving back the shipping costs to the member which will send me his camera.
    If this costs with insurance included would have, let's say 140$, deviding through 20 would mean seven dollar to each person.

    In spite of adding costs of needed material plus shipping costs, we will arrive at costs you are willing to pay for.

    This member and me, we spoke about some possibilities.
    Our idea is holding flat the shipping costs in general.

    I one case I would send back the complete parts together with the camera. .
    He then would send the parts within USA, special thanks for this.

    If it would be more attractive to send the ordered parts directly, I will send directly.
    Probably this is more an alternative to european members.

    Ritchie

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