Eclair ACL II Motor

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Eclair ACL II Motor

Post by bakasutchi » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:25 pm

My Eclair ACL 2 has developed a fault with the heavy duty motor. The camera was recently serviced so I know that isn't the problem but I have been running the camera at 75fps shooting 400ft magazines. I have had a specialist look at the motor and apparently the circuit boards are the weak point. I would like to keep the camera running if possible. Can any one help with useful information or even a motor for sale. Stuart

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Re: Eclair ACL II Motor

Post by erkanumut » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi Stuart,

The electronic control board (single board) is located in the body base.

Why do you want a replacement motor? Are you sure that your motor has some issues? Its difficult to find one spare. It was made by French Thomson-CSF. Also replacing the motor requires shutter/claw sync adjustment.

Did you check it without the mag is attached (under no-load)?

Does the out-of-sync lamp goes on?

Please tell more about the issue.
Cinematographer and Prof. of Cinematography

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