I would try 'onion skin' paper, or very translucent paper which could
be made even LESS opaque by rubbing it with OIL.
Quoting Roger Parsons <email@example.com>:
> A while ago my controller stopped indicating the antenna direction,
> although everything was OK otherwise. Significant messing around
> later I found that a drive belt in the controller had perished. To
> my amazement I found a source of the correct belt and now it works
> fine again.
> The direction indication was a printed translucent sheet held
> between two transparent pieces of polycarbonate. Disassembling the
> unit to fit the new belt made the translucent sheet fall apart - it
> was after all at least 20 years old. I was able to draw a
> replacement sheet pretty much exactly as the original, but I can't
> find the proper material to print it on. If I use a transparency it
> is much too light and the works of the controller are clearly
> visible though it. If I use paper, the back illumination emphasises
> the grain in the paper and it looks really amateurish.
> Any suggestions for the best material to use? I use an inkjet
> printer, but if laser is necessary I could take it to a shop for
> printout. Thanks for any help.
> 73 Roger
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