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#1 Chris Callarman

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:39 PM

I am getting ready to attach a new yoke mounted LCD to my sled. I have discovered that with an Anton battery mounted to the monitor, the CG is shifted about maybe 1/2" to the right of center. So my question is, if I mount it at it's CG will having it shifted to one side have any ill effects balance wise? I suppose I could add a small piece of steel to even the weight distribution, but I would prefer not to.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

Chris;

I know you're being forward thinking here by asking but hopefully you've just tried it out by now?

My response would be the that's small enough that the top stage side to side will take care of it, and move on. Over time you'll decide whether its worth fixing with the piece of metal.

I don't know you so maybe you're really just careful but my take is not every inbalance can be offset in the real world so don't put 30 hours of effort into it.

Good luck and really not trying to be a smart-ass.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:09 PM

Chris;

I know you're being forward thinking here by asking but hopefully you've just tried it out by now?

My response would be the that's small enough that the top stage side to side will take care of it, and move on. Over time you'll decide whether its worth fixing with the piece of metal.

I don't know you so maybe you're really just careful but my take is not every inbalance can be offset in the real world so don't put 30 hours of effort into it.

Good luck and really not trying to be a smart-ass.

JA

I did get to test it to an extent. It balanced and ran fine with the triax camera I just used but my original thinking was that it might upset the dynamic balance which I did not get a chance to test out. Maybe I was over thinking the issue, but since I was in the middle of building the yoke and about to drill the mounting holes into it, I figured I might as well ask so I wouldn't have to redo the mount. As of now, I am going to take your advice and "move on" until I actually notice something or some physics major chimes in and sets me straight.
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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:00 AM

I am getting ready to attach a new yoke mounted LCD to my sled. I have discovered that with an Anton battery mounted to the monitor, the CG is shifted about maybe 1/2" to the right of center. So my question is, if I mount it at it's CG will having it shifted to one side have any ill effects balance wise? I suppose I could add a small piece of steel to even the weight distribution, but I would prefer not to.



Hang on you mounted the monitor on it's CG or on center?

If it's mounted on it's CG it doesn't matter how much it's displaced off center and that's what you want. You want ANYTHING you mount on the rig to be mounted on it's lateral CG
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#5 Chris Callarman

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:17 AM

I am getting ready to attach a new yoke mounted LCD to my sled. I have discovered that with an Anton battery mounted to the monitor, the CG is shifted about maybe 1/2" to the right of center. So my question is, if I mount it at it's CG will having it shifted to one side have any ill effects balance wise? I suppose I could add a small piece of steel to even the weight distribution, but I would prefer not to.



Hang on you mounted the monitor on it's CG or on center?

If it's mounted on it's CG it doesn't matter how much it's displaced off center and that's what you want. You want ANYTHING you mount on the rig to be mounted on it's lateral CG

The monitors yoke is presently mounted to my sled on its CG, so it sounds like I'm good to go. And just to clarify, the monitor/battery is balanced within the yoke as well, so I can tilt the monitor with no change in CG, which is nice.
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