I have had requests to offer this again. A previous pre-order offer in November last year did not make the minimum order needed. I have restructured the offer a little to hopefully make it more appealing.
Just when you thought the XF551 couldn't get any better...... Announcing the XF551 Control board bundle pre-order. This add-on board will work with both my re-imaged XF551 Main Boards and the original XF551 Floppy Drive boards from Atari. Unlike previous upgrades this will require some modifications to the XF551 Case. I have tried to keep these to a minimum.
There will be two options:
Option 1: Track Display Only ($30.00 + shipping)
This will include the main board with your choice of a right panel or drive panel positioning for the actual track display.
Position One is preferred in my opinion. It is the easiest to do, requiring only a small rectangular cutout on the right hand front panel.
Position Two is more complicated to do and has the added problem of visibility depending on what angle you are looking at it. It requires partial disassembly of the drive faceplate and more precise cutout and placement of the display board. It can be done and if you enjoy a challenge may work out well for you.
Option 2: Track Display and Control Boards ($40.00 + shipping)
This will include the main board and a left panel control board with your choice of a right panel or drive panel positioning for the actual track display.
The same track display options are available.
The left panel control board includes front panel control of drive #, reset button and OS switcher. Board also includes opening for a power switch to be mounted and hot glued in. Power switch and wiring not included. The OS switcher takes advantage of a feature of my reimaged XF551 motherboards, but can be used on an original Atari XF551 motherboard with some additional rom socket modifications.
There's also the abiltity to order both right and drive track display panels for $5.00 more.
On the original Atari XF551, depending on the option you chose you will need to solder upto to 11 wire connections for the needed board signals. On my re-imaged boards depending on the version you may only need to solder 1 to 4 wires.
As with my previous offerings ordering will be done on my website. Not through this thread. At this time assembly will take place in the US.
I plan to do an minimum initial run of 10, with the option depending on the demand for multiples of 10. As with previous pre-order offerings, if the minimum order # is not meet, then all monies will be refunded.
As per previous offers ABBUC members will recieve a 10% discount. You must note your membership # on the order before submitting.
Flat rate domestic shipping will be $8.00 while international shipping will be $22.50 for up to four.
Right now the pcb board house I use just started their two week Chinese New Year celebration. I can order pcbs, but there will be a delay of upto three weeks before they will ship to me. That means that parts ordering and assembly should take at least three to four weeks. Shipment to you should take place by Feb 20th with any luck.
Order window should open in a few hours.
Edited by Dropcheck, Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:43 PM.