Flyer LE Power
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:27 AM
I’m hoping someone can give me some advice on Flyer LE Power.
It’s only been 5 months of flying but already the lack of multiple power jacks on the sled has become extremely frustrating.
I’m in the process of building a power junction box splitting from the main power rail.
Any advice on a generic plug type of interface?
Currently considering mini 4 or 3 pin xlr jacks, but hoping for something potentially more useful.
Also I have a number of shoots coming up in the next month flying various incarnations of the Red. While I’ve got most of the current draw specs on the gear, I’m a little concerned that running a red, wireless split, downconverter and Bartech of the sled rails may be pushing things particularly as the wiring in the flyer seems pretty fine.
I’m taking a little bit of solace in the fact the Flyer LE comes in a RED edition but does anyone know whether this edition has the same gauge wiring as mine (the cheap as possible edition) or something a little more substantial?
Any advice is much appreciated.
Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:12 PM
The good news is, this has all been discussed before!
Using Flyer with RED
Flyer splitter Mod 1
Flyer Splitter Mod 2
Flyer splitter Mod 3
Lightweight Red set-up
Using Flyer with RED
Advising against RED on Flyer
More on weight, RED, etc..
Juat realized I didn't notice Mike Germond's power splitter that I know he's posted. It may be in one of those threads and I didn't skim far enough. I think someone else posted a box they bought in the same thread as his box is posted. So if you don't see it here, definitely try searching for it.
Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:12 PM
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I'm using it right now to run multiple Litepanels MiniPlus at the Golf Channel. In the past it has allowed me to run my Bartech, wireless video, and the camera of choice all at once. I always have a PTap cable for all my accessories, plus I'll usually have a backup in the flavor of 4-pin XLR or my sled's 3-pin LEMO..
Edited by Mike Germond, 25 February 2010 - 01:12 PM.
Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:35 PM
But, there's some more P-tap love for ya, Aaron!
Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:53 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:58 PM
So Mike, if you're wondering why you get email notifications of this topic...you're welcome
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:56 PM
Though after reading all that i've been left with an itching urge to modify the rig further, perhaps the sleds base is next....
Edited by Aaron Foley, 25 February 2010 - 10:02 PM.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:44 AM