|Meteor ME307 with electronic controller|
In fact we have were recently given a pair of used machines, and combined the best parts to make one good one. We call this one Marvin, because of his striking resemblance to the robot of that name.
|Marvin the paranoid android from the original TV series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
|Marvin the Meteor coil winder|
Marvin even has a brain, although perhaps not the size of a planet. It has more sophisticated controller than our existing Meteor winder, which just has manual controls and a foot pedal. The newer model has preset adjustable ramp, speed, idle, and also a reverse wind setting, which is very handy and removes much of the human element from the winding. Let's hope he isn't bad tempered like his namesake !