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#1 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:44 AM

This is probably the right place for this topic. These are the latest mods I have done to my FLYER LE. What do you think?
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#2 Andrew Stone

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

Very nice Douglas.

Curious about the construction as I have been thinking about redoing the bottom spar myself. I can see you have used a series of Cinevate rails brackets. Is the monitor mount/bracket assembly easily sourced, along with the articulating swivel piece for the upper battery mount. Also have a question about the other metal bits -- the lower battery mount and the various parts in the mount assembly attached to the post. Did you have these machined or are they "off the shelf" items?

If you have a photo that would illustrate how the post mount assembly is attached the rails portion that would help. Can't quite figure out how you did that.

Again nice piece of work!

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#3 Douglas John Kropla

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:32 PM

Hey Andrew,
you are correct about the Cinevate rails and blocks, they work really well for this kind of modification. The battery plate is one off the original FLYER, as there are two I just separated them. My reason for separating them was it made it difficult IMO to get true DB with both of them at the back The mounting for the batt at the back is the original FLYER piece. You have to remove all of that very carefully. As to how I mounted the post, it is a split collar 1" ID, but the FLYER is not quite an inch so I shimmed it. The bottom piece is 1/4" aluminium U channel with a plate added to make it a box. It would be easier to just find a box for the bottom but this was what I had lying around the house. In the end with the carbon fiber rails I have lowered the overall weight but still have strength and by using two batts I can shorten the post for a more compact system. Achieving DB is even easier now with this new modification.

Almost forgot, I made the monitor bracket myself out of aluminium.

Edited by Douglas John Kropla, 31 January 2010 - 01:35 PM.

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