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Author Topic: Vibroplex: Weights and Speed  (Read 19433 times)
K6DZ
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2013, 08:05:10 PM »

I would like to add that other brands of bugs have other speed ranges. For instance the modern ViZ Key bugs slowest speed is less than on a Vibroplex. This also true of a Hi-Mound 100. I have an Lafayette (rebranded Hi-mound) which can be slowed to 16 or so with the stock weight. Substituting a square Vibroplex weight onto the arm (if possible, I don't know) it would most likely run even slower.
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K7JBQ
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2013, 08:24:53 PM »

I've had a Varispeed for my Champion on order from Vibroplex for over two years. Scott has about given up being able to source them. So I stumbled across something dirt cheap and simple:

Binder clips, as sold at Staples and other such places. Even cheaper when liberated from the XYL.

A medium binder clip attached to the shaft cuts the speed down from about 20wpm to 15. I haven't tried it, but I'll bet the large size would get in under 13.

Takes five seconds to switch from 20wpm to 15 this way. If somebody wants to go slower than that, I have the Czech Army Key at the ready as well.

73,
Bill
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K7KBN
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2013, 09:43:13 AM »

Our little group of guys (and a couple of gals) licensed in the late 1950s/early 1960s used clothespins: cheap, easily obtainable and effective.
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Pat K7KBN
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