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Old 14th Sep 2019, 2:56 pm   #10
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Default Re: Heathkit reel/reel

Originally Posted by mole42uk View Post
Originally Posted by wd40addict View Post
The deck appears to be the BSR TD10. A quirk of this design, at least on the one that passed through my hands, is that the pressure is not removed from the driving idler when the deck is off! Mad design flaw that leads to flats, noise and inevitable wow & flutter.
The TD10 pinch roller is dis-engaged from the capstan when the RH operation lever is pulled back into the off position, or when it is moved right or left for fast wind.
It's not the pinch roller that develops the flats, but the idler tyre that couples the motor pulley drive to the capstan flywheel.
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