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Old 12-16-2014, 08:21 PM
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Question Cineroc Film Pack Question

I'm thinking about doing a short story (perhaps film) where a Cineroc is the star (or the Macguffin as film makers would call it). The story is set in 1975.

I'd like to know everything there is to know about the Cineroc Combo Offer from that time frame.

I've seen a number of NOS Cinerocs come up for sale on eBay, and got some nice photos from there. Thanks to a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, I've not only got a Cineroc, but also a K-52P, and the plans for a K-52. Unfortunately, my Cineroc is missing the take-up pulley.

As you may know, my 2nd Cineroc was mauled by a puppy (before it could be mailed to me), as such very little of it was salvageable. Fortunately the camera's outer body was only slightly damaged, but the pulley was broken and chewed. Remarkably, the pressure plate survived. The mauled Cineroc had an odd piece of rubber (a flat(ish) disk of rubber), and I've seen something that had a loose disk of black felt. What is that?

I'd like to know if anyone has a spare pulley? I'm also looking for an original film pack (opened or not). I'm also looking for two (unmade) 18" Estes Sunburst parachutes still in their original bags. I've received some older parachutes from another member here, but they are too old for the setting. (I've repaired and reinforced them, and am looking to fly a copy of the Cineroc using them when I can get the copy I want made).

Some basic info I'm looking for:

The black film pack bag, I know it contained the batteries, and the film pack. Presuming the bag was intact, was the batteries sealed away from the film? What was it made of? My feel is that it's similar to an MRE bag (some kind of plastic over aluminum), or was it more like a plastic garbage bag? Was it tubular, and only sealed on the ends? or was it made of two parts fused together?

I presume that the paper parts (the ID/Reward sticker, Instructions, Battery testing wire/instructions, tape bands, etc.) and the parachute were laid flat on top of the inner cardboard supports. Perhaps they were rolled, and shipped inside the camera's body. Was the nosecone taped on the camera body already?

Was the eye bolt installed, or was that done by the owner?

From what I can gather, the camera/transition part was on one side of the box, the nosecone/camera body was on the other, and the film pack ?was between them?.

Again, thanks for all the info!

All The Best!
Jim.

BTW, my last 3D printing guy hasn't responded to emails/posts for a while, so my CinerocDV concept is on hold again. If you've got MAD rendering skills and/or a 3D printer, I've got a project for you (If you like).
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Probably your best bet is to check with Daniel Franklin and/or Royce Frankum (I think Daniel lives in California and Royce lives in the Dallas, TX area). Not sure if they would have any spare parts, but I do know they've provided me with fresh loaded 8 mm film cartridges when I reactivated my old Cineroc back in 2004/2005 (Daniel even helped me to develop & process the exposed film, and converted to the internet). Just my take.
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Probably your best bet is to check with Daniel Franklin and/or Royce Frankum (I think Daniel lives in California and Royce lives in the Dallas, TX area). Not sure if they would have any spare parts, but I do know they've provided me with fresh loaded 8 mm film cartridges when I reactivated my old Cineroc back in 2004/2005 (Daniel even helped me to develop & process the exposed film, and converted to the internet). Just my take.


Thanks for that... Any contact info?

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