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#1 Blake Waldock

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:33 PM

Hi guys,

I've got mega problems with my arm...

After 2 or 3 shoots, inevitably, I'll pop a bearing in the arm.
Most recent was the one in the lower stage near the elbow closest to my body. Last time was next to the socket away from my body. Before that was top stage next to the elbow closest to my body...

Surely its not my operating?

Only maxed the arm out once, and that was on the last shoot (which is when it popped (right at the start of the day :().

Any thoughts?



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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:50 PM

Blake,

I think a few more details are needed. Most notably, what kind of arm is it?????
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:31 AM

Any questions about things getting blown on set should automatically be shunted over to Ron Baldwin.
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#4 Johannes Holweg

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:17 AM

Any questions about things getting blown on set should automatically be shunted over to Ron Baldwin.

Lowmode?!? :P
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#5 Blake Waldock

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

Any questions about things getting blown on set should automatically be shunted over to Ron Baldwin.

Lowmode?!? :P



Bazinga!!




Well. It's a (prepare to cringe/heckle) glidecam v25.

I feel like I've replaced every bearing in that f*#%g arm now...
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#6 Tom Daigon

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:53 AM

Well. It's a (prepare to cringe/heckle) glidecam v25.
I feel like I've replaced every bearing in that f*#%g arm now...


Is it an older model? I heard they had bearing issues. I have a newer V-25 / X-45 since last January and have had no problems at all. Did they fail while you were in the low mode?
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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:46 PM

I should have never trusted Charles with the secret to me getting work.
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#8 Blake Waldock

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

Wasn't in low mode...

I sent the arm back a while ago to get the "upgraded bearings" as well and it still pinging them.


Anyone got a G-50 they are looking to sell? :P
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#9 James Davis

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:51 AM

Wasn't in low mode...

I sent the arm back a while ago to get the "upgraded bearings" as well and it still pinging them.


Anyone got a G-50 they are looking to sell? :P



I haz, but you cannot has!

:D

Edited by James Davis, 01 November 2010 - 05:57 AM.

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#10 Blake Waldock

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:51 PM

Good news is glidecam are sending me out some new bearings. Hopefully they make it in time for my next shoot on Friday!!! :blink:
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#11 minsky

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

Hey there, just curious. Is this a common issue with the V25? I'm potentially looking to get one as a starter/practice rig and I've been trying to figure out if it's worth it for the savings

Appreciate any thoughts thanks.
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#12 Martin Stacey

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

Hi minsky,

Firstly, please change your name to your full name. It is forum rules.

The early run of V25 arms had problems with bearings but as far as I know that has long since been resolved.

Cheers and welcome to the forum.
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