[rescue] Dumping SunOS tapes

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Sep 8 10:30:11 CDT 2017

On 09/08/2017 11:02 AM, Peter Stokes wrote:
> I think you misunderstand where the belt is.
> The belt is actually inside the tape cartridge and a single capstan wheel rubs
> against a wheel in the cartridge to move this belt which moves both spools of
> the tape. The belt, unlike cassette deck belts etc, is very thin, much like
> the tape itself. Each length of tape has varying sizes of belt as the belt
> runs around the tape spools themselves.

  The other thing that's important to know is that the characteristics
of the belt are critical.  Its elasticity, texture, and surface friction
characteristics must be just right to move the tape without slipping and
to allow for proper re-tensioning.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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