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#1 Niklas Östling

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:42 PM

Having problem with my gimbal.
Got perfekt static balanse, and after i wipp-pan the sled gets out of balance.
And doing another wip-pan the sled goes back to perfect balance againg.

Something i happening with the sled and I cant find out what.
But i suppose it is the bearings.

Anyone know where to order new bearings to the efp gimbal and mayby know the part#.

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:39 PM

Having problem with my gimbal.
Got perfekt static balanse, and after i wipp-pan the sled gets out of balance.
And doing another wip-pan the sled goes back to perfect balance againg.

Something i happening with the sled and I cant find out what.
But i suppose it is the bearings.

Anyone know where to order new bearings to the efp gimbal and mayby know the part#.

//
Niklas



Could be your bearings but most likely just an adjustment in your Gimbal.

Call Mike over at Tiffen/Steadicam he fixed mine, when it was doing the same thing
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#3 Peter Milanov

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:40 AM

Also, don´t forget to change your username to your real name... :rolleyes:
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#4 Paul Kellett

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:23 AM

I had the same thing with my Pilot Gimbal, lens pointing left and i could balance level, spin 180 degrees, lens pointing right and the lens was pointing down.
It was my gimbal not centered properly.
The Ultra 2 manual, specifically the gimbal centering part tells how to fix it.
I needed a special tool to adjust the bearings, i didn't have such a tool so i made one, a flat head screwdriver cut down the middle of the head, so now it has 2 pionts instead of a flat head.

Link to the Ultra 2 manual below.
Hope it helps, Paul.

http://www.steadicam...alCentering.pdf
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#5 Michael_Craigs

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:12 AM

Having problem with my gimbal.
Got perfekt static balanse, and after i wipp-pan the sled gets out of balance.
And doing another wip-pan the sled goes back to perfect balance againg.

Something i happening with the sled and I cant find out what.
But i suppose it is the bearings.

Anyone know where to order new bearings to the efp gimbal and mayby know the part#.

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Niklas

Hi Niklas,

We can help you out! If you are located in Southern California, please feel free to stop by our factory in Glendale. We can center the gimbal for you while you wait. If you are located elsewhere, please feel free to contact me and I will walk you through some some steps.


Best regards,
Michael Craigs

818-567-7917
mcraigs@tiffen.com

Steadicam
6933 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91201
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:24 AM

I had the same thing with my Pilot Gimbal, lens pointing left and i could balance level, spin 180 degrees, lens pointing right and the lens was pointing down.
It was my gimbal not centered properly.
The Ultra 2 manual, specifically the gimbal centering part tells how to fix it.
I needed a special tool to adjust the bearings, i didn't have such a tool so i made one, a flat head screwdriver cut down the middle of the head, so now it has 2 pionts instead of a flat head.

Link to the Ultra 2 manual below.
Hope it helps, Paul.

http://www.steadicam...alCentering.pdf

Hi Paul,

Thank you for posting this information. Just a word of warning though, the EFP gimbals, along with a handful of other Steadicam gimbals prior to 2007, are centered by placing shims on either side of yoke to balance out the gimbal. All of our units, from Pilot* to Ultra 2, are manufactured with the design described in the link above.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Michael Craigs



*The first run of Pilot's were manufactured with the shim method.
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818-567-7945

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#7 Francesco Filippo

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:44 PM


Having problem with my gimbal.
Got perfekt static balanse, and after i wipp-pan the sled gets out of balance.
And doing another wip-pan the sled goes back to perfect balance againg.

Something i happening with the sled and I cant find out what.
But i suppose it is the bearings.

Anyone know where to order new bearings to the efp gimbal and mayby know the part#.

//
Niklas

Hi Niklas,

We can help you out! If you are located in Southern California, please feel free to stop by our factory in Glendale. We can center the gimbal for you while you wait. If you are located elsewhere, please feel free to contact me and I will walk you through some some steps.


Best regards,
Michael Craigs

818-567-7917
mcraigs@tiffen.com

Steadicam
6933 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91201





I do have a similar problem, can u help me too?

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