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#1 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:23 PM

Being an archer 1 owner, does Archer2 weights fits old model' battery rods? thanks for replying...

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#2 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:13 PM

Hi Matteo,

I'm not sure, but the man to ask is Chris Fawcett. I'm sure he'd be able to help you out.

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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:30 AM

Hi Guys,

I wish I knew for sure, but the brackets come in 2 sizes 3.5” (88.9mm) rod spacing and 2.465” (62.611mm) rod spacing. I'm guessing that the rod diameters are compatible. You can measure the A1 rod spacing, or contact the Glendale factory.

If they fit, the weight system would be handy for adding more weight below the post—though I'd guess you'd want to keep the total added weight under a kilo. What you won't be able to do (and this is what is so handy about the Accessory Balance Weight system) is increase pan inertia by much, but then, the A1 has pretty good pan inertia already.

I think for the A1, a good solution is to add custom weights out the monitor bracket. The stock A1 already has two small weights added to the monitor bracket. (If you use light batteries, these are necessary to dynamic balance the rig. If you are using a standard IDX-type battery, they are superfluous.) It would be simple to screw heavier weights into these holes, then move the battery further back. That should increase pan inertia substantially.

Another solution is to add weights (again, not too much—use your common sense here) further out the ends of the monitor bracket, even in line with the screws that hold the monitor in place. The battery rods are long enough to compensate for DB.

The simplest solution of all is to wrap a diver's lead ankle bracelet around the bottom of the post, though watch out when you flip to low-mode ;)

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