Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

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Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by Vipersan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Panasonic JU-475-5AKO

If not ..then which models are the easiest and most straightforward to mod..?
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by ZrX » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:58 pm

That model is the default model for flippymodding and SPS has released a video about the process.

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by Vipersan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:13 pm

many thanks for the quick reply..

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by Vipersan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:25 pm

Just placed my order ..
It is coming from Kazakhstan ..so hopefully it survives without incident.
"Panasonic JU-475-5AK0 5.25" Vintage Floppy Disk Drive + Cable FDD Tested"
I guess £40 isn't too overpriced since £15 of that is postage.
Just hope my modding skills are up to the job.
I have a dremel and a drill press ...so hopefully I can just use a drill bit 'reversed' to push the brass bushing.
wish me luck.
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by mr.vince » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:03 pm

Just be carful with the alignment. Getting it right without an analogue alignment disk can be a nightmare.

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by Vipersan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 pm

mr.vince wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Just be carful with the alignment. Getting it right without an analogue alignment disk can be a nightmare.
Is it possible to perhaps get an image of an alignment disk I could create prior to modding ,on my currently fitted Panny Drive ?...just in case..
always good to be prepared.
Perhaps you or another forum member could help here ?
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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by mr.vince » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Think about how alignment disks work and then let me know if you got it, otherwise I'll reveal it. ;)

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by Vipersan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:54 pm

Obviously I dont know specifics ..but I have used an AppleII alignment Disk before ..but this was only rotation speed adjustment ..
I assume right or wrong ..that once the first track/sector (zero) was identified all other would naturally be aligned..
or possibly aim for a mid track as with the C64 track 18 ..
Which i guess reduces tracking errors < track18 or > track 18


I may not understand fully ..but can follow instructions...and am eager to learn.
lol

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by ZrX » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:52 pm

The point of Panasonic mod is that to perform it you don't need alignment tools if you follow the procedure correctly. And do NOT touch the two screws used to hold the stepper motor to the drive frame. :)

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Re: Is this suitable for flippy modding ?

Post by SomeGuy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:25 pm

Is there a detailed list and description of the different kinds of mods somewhere in print (not video) format?

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