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#1 Tom Daigon

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:13 PM

I got the V-25 / X45 the other day. It is a fine piece of equipment. I am following along with the old EFP training video that Jerry and the late Ted put together. Its like having a private class! I have a question for you. On the docking station, adjacent to the balancing pin is a small angle post that sticks out that maybe 3 inches and angles slightly up. Is this where I can hang the arm? If it is, do I take the pin off the arm (that the sled sits on) and hang the arm by sliding the little post on the docking station thru the holes that the pin usually goes thru? I hesitated to do this since I see there are 2 small bearing rings in the holes that I didnt want to damage by sticking the angled post into, since the weight of the arm would be fully on the lower bearing ring.
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Edited by Tom Daigon, 24 January 2010 - 03:14 PM.

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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:37 PM

Hang whatever you like there, the arm being the obvious choice, and a common one. I'd avoid removing anything to make it hang, that just seems silly. If there's no perfect slot, make strap.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:03 PM

Hang whatever you like there, the arm being the obvious choice, and a common one. I'd avoid removing anything to make it hang, that just seems silly. If there's no perfect slot, make strap.

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Sounds good to me Brian.
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#4 Tom Daigon

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:15 PM

Update...Pascal, an operator in the Netherlands had this suggestion...

"The pin is indeed ment to take the arm. The best way I found is to hang it in between the upper and lower bone, so you hang it sideways on the pin. Any other way could possibly damage the cable inside or pop out a bearing :)"

Edited by Tom Daigon, 24 January 2010 - 07:16 PM.

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#5 matt allsop

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

Exactly as Pascal put it, on its side between the upper and lower sections of the arm. I wouldn't go through the post bearings I remember them being quite fragile. especially if it were to hang, any knocks to it could pop them out etc and cause you some problems on set!

On the side, well that's what I did when I had a Glidecam!
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

Exactly as Pascal put it, on its side between the upper and lower sections of the arm. I wouldn't go through the post bearings I remember them being quite fragile. especially if it were to hang, any knocks to it could pop them out etc and cause you some problems on set!

On the side, well that's what I did when I had a Glidecam!


Thanks Matt. My instincts were to avoid the post bearings as well. Im glad the web (thanks Pascal) can help me learn how to care for and use my equipment. My arm is now hanging between its bones (boy that sure sounds painful) ;-)

Edited by Tom Daigon, 24 January 2010 - 08:29 PM.

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#7 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Update...Pascal, an operator in the Netherlands had this suggestion...

"The pin is indeed ment to take the arm. The best way I found is to hang it in between the upper and lower bone, so you hang it sideways on the pin. Any other way could possibly damage the cable inside or pop out a bearing :)"


Hm!?!?!?!???
"Damaging the cable; popping out a bearing" what type of arm is it?
How can it be!!!!!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:10 PM

Update...Pascal, an operator in the Netherlands had this suggestion...

"The pin is indeed ment to take the arm. The best way I found is to hang it in between the upper and lower bone, so you hang it sideways on the pin. Any other way could possibly damage the cable inside or pop out a bearing :)"


Hm!?!?!?!???
"Damaging the cable; popping out a bearing" what type of arm is it?
How can it be!!!!!

Ken.


Ken, this discussion is just about the best way to hang the Glidecam V-25 arm on the docking station in a safe manner. It is a different approach to how the Steadicam arm is hung (I think) . Since I just bought the system I wanted to make sure I was doing things the right way ;-)
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