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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 4:06:10 AM on 24 February 2015.
Tallar Carl's avatar
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Hi guys my Reliance Skyraider has a smashed glass dial.I have all of the pieces is it possible to get it reproduced as the pieces can be assembled to give a accurate size for the glass. I know there are people out there that do reproductions but not sure how it's done. Or whether it can be done from what I have.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:51:38 AM on 24 February 2015.
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Michael Ranaan in Sydney specialises in doing that sort of stuff. If it's a dial he has done before and doesn't need to recreate, it is a lot cheaper. If he has to recreate it he charges for the artwork.

raanan at optusnet dot com dot au


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:24:03 AM on 25 February 2015.
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Hey thanks buddy much appreciated.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:43:37 PM on 25 February 2015.
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I'm not sure how much time you wanted to put into it but I have had success with placing the broken pieces together on my scanner and scanning into a program like photoshop and try to clean up the dial as best as possible. Then I printed it onto a sheet of clear waterside decal paper. Sprayed it with clear acrylic and let dry. I then got a correct fitting piece of glass cut and transferred the water slide decal onto the glass. Bingo, it looked great! it was a weekend of fiddley work though and probably cost me about $30 to do. I guess this would be easier though if only there was a minor break in the dial glass. I imagine it would be much more difficult to digitally correct a dial glass with pieces missing. What I do now is scan all my dial glasses when I have the radio apart when servicing, just encase one day... Good luck with it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:28:42 PM on 25 February 2015.
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Mine is in about 6 or 7 pieces but its still all there. I could give it a go I'm sure.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:15:10 PM on 25 February 2015.
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If you can specify the Sky Raider model, or put up a photo, I may be able to scan my intact dial to get you started if you want to try to use the method in post#4. I have done this fairly successfully on a dial where I had to draw it from scratch.
Otherwise, I can recommend Michael Raanan as I have used several of his works of art.
Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:26:59 AM on 1 March 2015.
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Yes I have been in contact with him so I will get a photo done


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:29:03 AM on 1 March 2015.
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It's chassis no is 3886 that's about all I know


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:12:07 AM on 9 March 2015.
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I have been working long hours this month but will try Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 2:27:26 PM on 29 March 2015.
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Well guys I have managed to scan my dial and the pics will be up soon. Hey let me know if it can be reproduced properly thanks.

Reliance Skyraider Dial Glass
Reliance Skyraider Dial Glass


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 6:57:35 PM on 29 March 2015.
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The small piece to the right of 2FC is upsidedown. Tongue


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 7:00:49 PM on 29 March 2015.
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Sorry, but my Sky Raider has quite a different dial, so it wouldn't be much use to you.
Harold


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 2:13:19 AM on 1 April 2015.
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I sent this to Michael Raanan and he has given me a pretty good quote on the artwork and a new dial . I am pretty impressed. he has asked me to send him the original dial so he can get a better more accurate idea. yeah I'm pretty happy to do this.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 4:57:53 AM on 1 April 2015.
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One question Guys it has 'Amateur' written on the top right hand side. What does this mean?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 5:43:45 AM on 1 April 2015.
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That's the 40 Metre Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Band. You may not get much AM now. Possibly CW (Morse) & SSB which would require a BFO which that does not have.

Marc


 
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