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#16 Pete Barta

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:45 AM

Hi Mike,

 

Is one still available?

 

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#17 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:22 AM

Yes Pete.  As long as I know before I make the order, there is no reason I couldn't build 11 or 12 of them.  The only reason I put in a number '10' is that once i build that run of 10 i will not build any more unit i get another full order of 10. 


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#18 thomas-english

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:35 AM

When do you need to know by? 


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#19 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

I'm going to try and go in tomorrow and give them the order.  I could probably add one by Tuesday or Wednesday and not mess them up.


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#20 Pete Barta

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

Hey Mike,

Just sent you message re order.

Cheers,

Pete
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#21 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

Got it Pete, your good to go.


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#22 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

Just a quick heads up.  I used the prototype on set today and it worked great.  I'm very happy with the new design and I think it is a super handy tool to have in your kit.

I have already placed my order of ten and can no longer add to the order without additional cost (material has already been purchased).  I have sold 8 so there are 2 still available.  There are also about 5 or 6 of you that told me via email that you were interested in one so I would would suggest putting your order in soon or you will have to wait for the second run (and I have no idea when that run will happen). 

 

They are $1500 plus shipping.  International shipping seems to be around $80 depending on where it goes and how quickly it gets there.  We are also doing simple engraving (ie:  Property of Mike McGowan) for an additional $50.

 

My PayPal is:  mcgowanpro@aol.com

 

Thanks.


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#23 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:20 AM

And down to one left..........


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#24 Noel Sterrett

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

Could the HC3 be mounted under the arm?

 

Cheers.


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#25 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

Yes, the collar goes on the top or bottom by loosening 2 screws. Then flys in low mode with a 'J' bracket.
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#26 Noel Sterrett

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Thanks.
 

I have to find an arm first. Maybe next batch.

 

Cheers.


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#27 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

I had a chance to use the HC3 in low mode for the first time on a shoot yesterday.  It not only worked well, it may be easier to operate in low mode.  I may just always use low mode and raise the vehicle mount if i want higher shots.  Very excited about how it worked.

 

I should be shipping mid week next week.

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#28 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

So the first order is sold out...  I should be picking them up tomorrow and boxing and shipping them if all goes well.

 

Based on how quickly they sold, I will probably do another run but of 20 this time.  I'll also be charging $1800 instead of $1500 and i will include a pelican case and a few other odds and ends. 

 

I'll post some pictures of the production model when I get them.

 

I'm also keeping one extra one for myself to use as a rental... 


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#29 Joe Lawry

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

Rats. Missed out on the first batch. I want one. Will watch this space.


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#30 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've had enough (darn I missed it) messages that I'm going to probably do a second run whenever I find the time to work that into my schedule.

It would be cool to do a larger run (it costs me less per unit and I don't have to keep making new runs)..... So, if you want one or think you might want one, please send me an email or pm so I can start to put together an estimate for number of units.

Thanks!


Oh, run two will be $1800 instead of $1500 and will come with a pelican case and some T handle wrenches.
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