Olympus BX40's U-READB

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Olympus BX40's U-READB

#1 Post by microb » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:07 am

So I have a BX40, but I need a the adapter to mount more capable turrets onto it. Here's the first round of prototypes based off the other adapters I've done and posted here:
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#2 Post by ImperatorRex » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:23 pm

Hi Bob,
interesting, so what other turrets are you fitting to your BX?

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#3 Post by mrsonchus » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 pm

Looks good Bob! all that really need is the other-side. From images of the actual adapter 'U-READB' the other (i.e. the same as the top of a fixed-nosepiece) is a simple circular protrusion that grub-screws into the frame...

Have you seen the images of the actual adapter that I posted?

The side you've made so-far,

Another piece that will fix/stick to the piece you have made, will need this feature. Alternatively of course a one-piece part as in the metal original would be great!
A 'straight down from above' view,

The side-on view of the frame-insert 'lip',

If you can make one of these - you'll have me slavering for a test-drive of it!! :D :D
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#4 Post by LeoSzilard » Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:11 pm

microb, how did your homemade U-READB adapter work? I’m in need of a U-READB also and I wanted to see if making (machining or even 3d printing) an adapter is viable.


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#5 Post by woyjwjl » Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:05 am

Your picture is like this
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